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Intel Core i9 9900K Unlocked 9th Gen Desktop Processor/CPU Retail

Intel Core i9 9900K, S 1151, Coffee Lake Refresh, 8 Core, 16 Thread, 3.6GHz, 5.0GHz Turbo, 16MB, 1200MHz GPU, 95W, Box

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Unlocked 9th Gen i9 Processor - Intel Coffee Lake 9900K CPU

Intel 9th Gen i9 CPU

DESIGNED FOR THE WORLD’S BEST GAMERSExperience exceptional performance, immersive entertainment and simple convenience with 9th Gen Intel Core processors. The i9 9900K processor extends all the capabilities that users love from previous generation CPUs with even more advanced innovations that deliver new levels of performance immersing you into your computer on a variety of form factors. The i9 9900K features all the latest Intel technologies to allow you to have the best computing experience, and this particular CPU is unlocked allowing you to overclock it to your gaming or production needs for additional performance headroom. 8 physical cores combined with Intel’s Hyper Threading Technology provides you with a colossal total of 16 processing threads so you can multitask like a pro.

Please Note: Although the Intel 9th CPUs are compatible with a range of Intel 300-series motherboards utilizing the LGA 1151 socket, for optimum power delivery, maximum performance, & the best possible overclocking experience, we recommend using a Intel Z390 motherboard with these processors.
Please Note: The i9 9900K CPU may be shipped either with the standard folding carton box or the dodecahedron box and will be dependant on stock.

3.6 GHzBase

5.0 GHzTurbo

8 / 16Cores / Threads

16MBCache Size

Intel i9 9900K Performance

9th Gen i9 Performance

GAME, RECORD AND STREAM WITHOUT COMPROMISEThe 9th Generation Intel Core processors redefine mainstream desktop PC performance. The i9 9900K features eight cores for more processing power and effortless multi-tasking. The Unlocked feature on this chip allows for overclocking enabling you to tweak the performance. Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology has also increased the maximum turbo frequency of 5.0 GHz, and it features up to 16 MB of cache memory for ultra smooth gameplay and responsiveness. The 9th gen i9 processor allows you to enjoy excellent gaming and VR experiences.

Immersive VR Experience

Intel VR

put yourself in the game A high-performance processor is key to achieving a balanced platform to make your VR experiences great. Attach your premium head-mounted display (HMD) to an Intel Core i9, i7 or i5 processor based PC, and prepare to be amazed. The performance of the 9900K processor allows for an ultra smooth virtual reality experience. Keep in mind that great VR experiences involve the entire platform, not just any one component. The ideal combination of processor, graphics, I/O connectivity, display, and audio are required, but be assured that this 9th Gen i9 Intel Processor won’t let you down.

Portfolio of Processors


9TH GEN PROCESSOR FAMILY The 9th Generation Intel Core processor family is a great investment in your desktop experiences—whether for gaming, entertainment, or general-purpose computing wherever your life takes you. From the jaw-dropping performance of the Intel Core i9 processor with eight cores to the practical capabilities of the Intel Core i5 processors, our latest generation of desktop processors fits a wide range of budgets and needs. Whether you’re a performance-hungry professional, an exceptional enthusiast, or a first-time buyer, there is a 9th Generation Intel Core processor that will enable the experiences you seek.

Ultra-High Definition Entertainment

9th gen 4k UHD

Stream and play in 4K UHD Desktop computers based on the 9th Gen Intel processors integrate advanced media technologies that bring premium, high-quality content to your desktop to deliver smooth streaming of premium 4K UHD entertainment to your PC.

Push Past the Limit with Overclocking!

power of oveclocking

WHAT IS OVERCLOCKING?Increase processing power by fine-tuning your system to run your processor at higher settings than the default specification.

power of oveclocking

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?Higher processor settings can allow you to increase game configurations, play at higher frame rates and enable smoother gameplay for the ultimate gaming experience.

power of oveclocking

HOW EASY IS IT TO OVERCLOCK?Intel® XTU is an overclocking toolkit that lets you easily change your settings and benchmark speeds to tune your system to its highest possible frequency.

UNLOCKED CPU •Maximum processor frequency with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0.
•Altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life of the processor and other system components, and may reduce system stability and performance. Product warranties may not apply if the processor is operated beyond its specifications. Check with the manufacturers of system and components for additional details.

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Date Issued: 19th Oct 2018

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Intel Core i9 9900K, S 1151, Coffee Lake Refresh, 8 Core, 16 Thread, 3.6GHz, 5.0GHz Turbo, 16MB, 1200MHz GPU, 95W, Box is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Processor Upgraded to this i9 from the i7, can't fault it one bit. A few online reviews have said that it can get quite hot, well I use Corsair H150i RGB PRO XT AIO cooler and I haven't seen it go above 36c. Great processor, worth every penny.
Date published: 2020-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great CPU Upgraded from a i7 5930k because i wanted the best possible game performance. In alot of task's it is quite difficult to notice any difference but when gaming it runs really well my pc stays pretty silent as the fans do not ramp up like they did with the 5930k. As i use mainly for gaming i did not want to leave team blue but can see why many are now switching to team red. Although i feel i now have the best gaming experience as this compliments my 2080ti. I did get some blue screen issues to begin with until i got the right over clock which is 3 cores at 5 rest at 4.8. I still believe Intel is the king when it comes to single core which mainly means gaming and this is an awsome cpu for this purpose.
Date published: 2020-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great processor Bought for new Hackintosh / Linux build. Fitted on Ga Designare MOBO. No problem fitting. Perfect
Date published: 2020-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid performer Got this chip to run 240hz and its perfect for that. great overclocker and though its a warm chip pared with a decent cooler you wont have to worry. shame the intel prices were still quite high at the time of purchase but if you want top of the line you have to pay for it
Date published: 2020-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gaming excellence First upgrade since a 4690k so this is a significant leap forward. An easy OC to 5ghz if numbers are your thing but even at stock this will do very nicely. Definitely gets toasty so will need decent cooling, ie I'm cooling it with AIO 280mm rad. This keeps temps mid 50s gaming, if you're stress testing then of course you will still see 80s/90s perhaps depending on the test. I am purely using the PC for games, if you're more weighted to production then the Ryzen chips are maybe more appealing and better value. I would have needed a new cooling solution so the 9900k was a better deal for me (plus a free copy of RDR2). I'm happy which is what counts.
Date published: 2020-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive This is replacing my i7-6700K which absolutely refused to go beyond 4.5GHz with 1.36V and eventually I had to lower it to 4.3GHz with 1.295V. Also I could never run my RAM at the rated speed of 3200 so was running at 2666. The 9900K doesn't break a sweat hitting 5.0GHz in light usage and without going over 1.3V! Under full load it will run at 4.7GHz again not going over 1.3V. This is all with my RAM running at 3200 as well!! To me this is insane that it can do all of this with an extra 4 cores! Sure this CPU is still 14nm but you can see and feel how much Intel has refined this process. The performance out the box is a huge improvement for me so I don't feel the need to overclock. That's for another day. As for temperatures... well first let me tell you that I am using a Be Quiet Dark Rock Pro 4 cooler. Running Linpack Extreme stress test with 30GB of memory the max temperature was 94C. I know this sounds bad but this is just the absolute highest it went. It was averaging about 87-88C. It's named Extreme for a reason because it puts the CPU under immense and unrealistic loads. You will never be able to stress your system anywhere near this kind of load. In IntelBurnTest (Maximum Stress) the max temperature was 74C so that's a solid 20C cooler immediately which goes to show just how extreme Linpack really is. IntelBurnTest is also a really demanding program so again it'll be really hard for you to put your system under this kind of load during realistic usage. In games I was sitting at 40-50C mostly. It went to about 60C sometimes but even that is well within reason but that's the highest it went. I'm not sure what else I can say about it. It performs very well. Price is higher compared to the new AMD cpus but it makes little difference in the end because Z390 boards are cheaper than X570 boards. I got a Z390 Aorus Master which cost £280. The AMD equivalent cost £390! The packaging it came in is nice but I would've been happy with just the cardboard box instead of the plastic case. I was actually going to buy the OEM product but it was out of stock. I guess the case will look nice on display. Overall I'm really happy and impressed with the CPU. I would definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2019-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolute BEAST I was very sceptical about this before I bought it. Im streaming and gaming a lot and this cpu is a BEAST. It allows me to do stuff I couldn't do before on completely different level. It stays very cool on my Corsair H100i even when streaming and gaming which is very cpu heavy temps stay at 65 degrees!
Date published: 2019-06-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It does all what it says if u have the cooling All I can say its the best of the best at this time of writing however you need pretty strong cooling for this or its going to over heat easily. I had a problem with this CPU as my motherboard is a z370 it was either the firmwere or just gigabyte z370 motherboards (as the cpu was released after these motherboards and it only was compatible if u updated the BIOS) in general where I had to set my voltage for the cpu to not overheat on DEFAULT settings. But Overall it does what it does the value obviously isnt best to price per performance against other/older cpus but I wanted the best of the best at the time. So I don't recommend for most other than if u want to show off.
Date published: 2019-05-19
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i9 9900k

will this work in my msi Z390 motherboard soket 1151 or do you have to update bios
Asked by: kingkev
Z390 is designed for 9th gen Intel CPUs. i think you would only need a bios update if you have a Z370 board as that was initially for 8th gen.
Answered by: frankyj
Date published: 2019-08-12

Compatibility to motherboard

Hi could I use the i9 9900k with my Asus ROG Strik Z270H S1151 motherboard? I know its not 9th gen but would it work until I can afford a new mobo as well?
Asked by: handy
Unfortunatly it can't work with a z270 board but with intel dropping comet lake desktop soon expect price drops across the board on all the current gen
Answered by: BillC
Date published: 2020-06-09
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Intel Core i9 9900K Unlocked 9th Gen Desktop Processor/CPU Retail
Intel Core i9 9900K Unlocked 9th Gen Desktop Processor/CPU Retail