Intel Core i9-9900KF
- The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
- The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
- The pricing history data shows the price for a single Processor. For multiple Processors, multiply the price shown by the number of CPUs.
Intel’s Core i9-9900KF lacks integrated graphics, but includes all of the other features you get from Core i9-9900K, including eight cores, high frequencies, and a solder-based thermal interface material for improving cooling performance. Like its counterpart, the Core i9-9990KF is the fastest mainstream processor on the market. But unless it lands on shelves at a significant discount, you’re better off waiting for the -9900K to enjoy better availability.
Core i9-9900KF marks a shift in Intel’s strategy as the company begins selling processors with disabled graphics engines for the first time. The -9900KF isn’t really new at all, though. Rather, it features the same 8C/16T configuration as Processeur Intel Core i9-9900KF Aside from the lack of on-die graphics, both chips should be otherwise identical.
That’s good news for the -9900KF because Core i9-9900K is a winner. It barreled onto the scene last year to become Intel’s highest core count model for mainstream platforms. Armed with eight cores and 16 threads, Core i9-9900K established itself as the fastest desktop processor we’ve ever tested.
But despite impressive performance, Intel can’t keep its most popular CPUs on store shelves. The company is grappling with a production shortage of 14nm parts due to record demand and painful setbacks delaying its 10nm process. As a result, many models are marked up severely or simply unavailable.
Surprisingly, Intel decided to boost output by selling new F-series processors with disabled on-die graphics engines. These CPUs suffered defects during manufacturing that would have rendered their graphics subsystems unusable. In the face of a severe shortage, however, Intel figured out how to boost production by resurrecting chips that would have otherwise been considered defective