Intel is oh-so-close to the release of its new 9th-gen CPUs with the flagship Core i9-9900K to arrive as a huge new, and a first for the company 8C/16T consumer CPU at up to 5GHz... but just how fast will this beast be?
According to a new leaked benchmark in 3DMark, we can indeed expect an 8C/16T processor at 5GHz, with 16MB of L3 cache, 95W TDP, and built-in Intel UHD 620 graphics. As for the raw horsepower, we should expect 3DMark Time Spy scores of 10719 for the CPU, and 9862 overall.
All of this was run on an ASUS ROG Strix Z370-F motherboard, 16GB of G.SKILL DDR4-2666 RAM, a 500GB Samsung 960 EVO SSD, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card. If we compare the score against AMD's new Ryzen 7 2700X (8C/16T as well) the 9900K beats its score of 9387, and even shatters Intel's current-gen Core i7-8700K (6C/12T) with 8935.
We should expect news and an official release of the Core i9-9900K in the coming weeks.