Intel Core i9-11900KF Review

The Intel Core i9-11900KF is currently the fastest-rated LGA1200 CPU on the market today.  If you have an LGA1200 compatible motherboard, it is the best CPU for you!

Currently listed for $499 on Newegg, it has excellent reviews by other users.  With 5 out of 5 eggs by all reviewers.


The specifications on the CPU are impressive.  The most important of the specs are:

  • Total Cores 8
  • Total Threads 16
  • Max Turbo Frequency 5.30 GHz
  • Processor Base Frequency 3.50 GHz
  • Cache 16 MB Intel® Smart Cache


Passmark ratings of this CPU are great. It is rated the highest among LGA 1200 CPUs.  With a combined rating of 25675 and a single thread rating of 3596, this CPU will not disappoint any avid gamer.  It does show it is rated for DDR4 3200, so use caution if you are attempting to use it with other rated memory.

While there are other, faster, Intel CPUs for LGA2066 and LGA1700 motherboards, if you currently have an LGA1200 rig, this is your best choice for a quality upgrade.  The single threat rating is superior to many of the options listed above it in PassMark, and it is the more important number for many gamers.  Game on!

Note:  This review is part of a classroom project.

NewEgg. “Intel Core i9-11900KF – Core i9 11th Gen Rocket Lake 8-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 1200 125W Desktop Processor – BX8070811900KF.” – Intel Core i9-11900KF,

“Product Specifications.” Intel Core i911900KF Processor 16M Cache up to 5.30 GHz Product Specifications,

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