The Intel i9 9900K is the top of the CPU that Intel is going to be released in the upcoming 9th generation. Other than that this is the first time that Intel is going to release a Core i9 CPU in the mainstream series of processors. According to the new performance benchmarks that have leaked, the Intel i9 9900K is able to beat the AMD Ryzen 2700X.
Both Intel i9 9900K and AMD Ryzen 2700X have similar specifications as both come with 8 cores and 16 threads out of the box. Having that said, there should be some differences when it comes to clocks speeds. That is something that we will learn about close to launch but as of right now we do know that the Intel i9 9900K will be able to hit 5 GHz on 2 core and 4.6 GHz on all cores. That is pretty impressive for an 8-core CPU.
Furthermore, we have a leaked performance benchmark that gives us an idea regarding the performance of the upcoming Intel i9 9900K. The SiSoft benchmark database shows that the Intel i9 9900K was able to score 281.22 GOPS as compared to the AMD Ryzen 2700X that only scored 243.40 GOPS. You can check out the benchmark below:
While in theory, the Intel i9 9900K is better than the AMD Ryzen 2700X, what you need to keep in mind is that this is a synthetic benchmark and the actual performance might be different. What I am interested in seeing is the price point. It will be interesting to see whether or not Intel has learned something from AMD and whether the pricing scheme will be different as compared to before.
It is also worth noting that while the Intel i9 9900K is going to be released in the next few weeks, AMD has been selling 8 core CPUs for a little more than a year now and I think that the target audience that Intel is targeting has already been catered to. Why would people wait a year for Intel to release something when there is already a competitive product on the market.
It will be interesting to see how well the Intel i9 9900K competes against the AMD Ryzen 2700X and I am also interested in seeing how well it does in terms of sales. For more news and information regarding the Intel i9 9900K stay tuned.
Let us know what you think about the Intel i9 9900K and whether or not this is something that you are interested in getting.