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[SOLVED] i9 9900 vs i7 9700k

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Hey guys,
I recently bought the i9 9900 for 200$ brand new.
And i want to replace my 9700k because of the thread count.
Planning to sell another rig built around the 9700k.

I couldn't find much info on the 9900 in terms of gaming and workstation.
I just want to make sure i'm not going backwards with the 9900, because the 9700k is super fast.
 

Furzumz

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The i9-9900 is faster

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/Intel-i7-9700K-vs-Intel-i9-9900/3335vs3487

CPU benchmark's website is pretty useful in regards to giving you the general idea as to how much better a processor is compared to another. You can tell by looking at the "CPU mark rating" if you scroll down a bit, it shows up as those colored bars giving a score. The higher the score the better the processor

However it is worth noting the i7-9700k can be overclocked while the i9-9900 can't be (unless you have the K version)

But at out of the box speeds, the i9-9900 is certainly faster
 
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Furzumz

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The i9-9900 is faster

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/Intel-i7-9700K-vs-Intel-i9-9900/3335vs3487

CPU benchmark's website is pretty useful in regards to giving you the general idea as to how much better a processor is compared to another. You can tell by looking at the "CPU mark rating" if you scroll down a bit, it shows up as those colored bars giving a score. The higher the score the better the processor

However it is worth noting the i7-9700k can be overclocked while the i9-9900 can't be (unless you have the K version)

But at out of the box speeds, the i9-9900 is certainly faster
 
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$200 seems like a great price, but, I suspect a sidewise move unless your apps can make good use of more than 8 threads.
Try running with only 7 threads on your 9700K and see if it makes any difference. I bet you can't tell any.

You now have the ability to try both and see which you like better.
 
If primarily gaming, the 9700K is more than fast enough...(fast than the all 3x00 variants in 99% of gaming benchmarks..)

If the focus is on tasks that will benefit heavily from SMT/Hyperthreading, the 9900/9900K should get the nod.
 
May 13, 2020
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The i9-9900 is faster

https://www.cpubenchmark.net/compare/Intel-i7-9700K-vs-Intel-i9-9900/3335vs3487

CPU benchmark's website is pretty useful in regards to giving you the general idea as to how much better a processor is compared to another. You can tell by looking at the "CPU mark rating" if you scroll down a bit, it shows up as those colored bars giving a score. The higher the score the better the processor

However it is worth noting the i7-9700k can be overclocked while the i9-9900 can't be (unless you have the K version)

But at out of the box speeds, the i9-9900 is certainly faster
Thanks a lot!

$200 seems like a great price, but, I suspect a sidewise move unless your apps can make good use of more than 8 threads.
Try running with only 7 threads on your 9700K and see if it makes any difference. I bet you can't tell any.

You now have the ability to try both and see which you like better.
I really cant make the cpu work on 100% load but im thinking about the future, seems 8 threads isn't enough.
But i will give it a try and see for myself which one is better.

If primarily gaming, the 9700K is more than fast enough...(fast than the all 3x00 variants in 99% of gaming benchmarks..)

If the focus is on tasks that will benefit heavily from SMT/Hyperthreading, the 9900/9900K should get the nod.
Thanks!
I want to make sure my cpu can handle all tasks in the next 5 years.
 

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