Intel Core i9-9990XE

Intel Core i9-9990XE Benchmark

Intel Core i9-9990XE Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 4 GHz 14 core Intel CPU rating. Is the Core i9-9990XE good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

113 %
Amazing score from 1 sample
High uncertainty

Ranked 26th out of 1,337 in the CPU Database.

Overall Gaming Multitasking Heavy Workloads
113 % 79 % 126 % 135 %
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CPU Comparison

The Intel Core i9-9990XE compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
113 %
Intel Core i9-11900F
113 %
Intel Core i9-9990XE
113 %
Intel Core i9-11900
112 %
Intel Core i7-11700KF
93 %
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
78 %
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
74 %


Clock Speed 4 GHz
Turbo Speed 5.1 GHz
Cores 14
Threads 28
L1 Cache 896 KiB
L3 Cache 25 MiB
Release Date 2018-10-19
Has Unlocked Multiplier Yes
TDP 255 W

Intel Core i9-9990XE

The Core i9-9990XE is a 14 core CPU from Intel released in 2018. This chip has an amazing overall score at 113% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 79%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i9-9990XE scores 126% and 135% respectively. Indeed, this is an incredible rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i9-9990XE has 14 cores and 28 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 4 GHz and a turbo speed of 5.1 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow. This CPU has an unlocked multiplier and allows for overclocking. With adequate cooling and a good power supply, it's possible to run this CPU at a higher clock speed.

In terms of cache, the Core i9-9990XE has 896 KiB of level 1 cache, and 25 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i9-9990XE CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 255 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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