Intel Core i9-9900KF 8-Core 3.6GHz

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How well can the Core i9-9900KF 8-Core 3.6GHz run games
Core i9-9900KF 8-Core 3.6GHz Performance Specification
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3.6 GHz
5 GHz
8 cores
16 threads
Coffee Lake
LGA 1151
64 Bit
Core i9-9900KF 8-Core 3.6GHz Game Requirement Analysis

The Core i9-9900KF 8-Core 3.6GHz is a top-end CPU based on Intel's 9th Gen 14nm, Coffee Lake refresh microarchitecture. It offers 8 physical cores (8 logical) initially clocked at 3.6GHz, which may go up to 5.0GHz using Turbo Boost. The 9900KF is almost identical to the Core i9-9900K aside from the lack of integrated graphics.

It has an unlocked multiplier and can, therefore, be overclocked using traditional methods.

It has 16MB of SmartCache. Intel SmartCache refers to the architecture that allows all cores to dynamically share access to the last level cache. Level 3 cache is a static memory bank of a processor and it is used to feed it instructions. This processor also supports DDR4 based RAMs with maximum memory support of 64GB.

The Core i9-9900KF 8-Core 3.6GHz has a maximum Thermal Power Design of 95W. It is on par with competitor processors.

Among its many advanced features are Intel Optane Memory support, Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 and Virtualization technology.

The Core i9-9900KF 8-Core 3.6GHz does not feature integrated graphics.

This CPU is likely to offer great computational performance and will not be a bottleneck in even the most CPU-intensive AAA games in 2019.

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Core i9-9900KF 8-Core 3.6GHz vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Halo Infinite Multiplayer 59% 42%
Battlefield 2042 59% 42%
Far Cry 6 58% 34%
Grand Theft Auto VI 58% 31%
Resident Evil 8 57% 19%
Battlefield 6 59% 42%
Forza Horizon 5 70% 58%
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 45% 8%
Days Gone 68% 53%
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy 71% 45%
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