Let's first review the specifications. The database entry indicates that the processor is not recognized, but based on the specifications, it appears to be Core i9-9900K. Not all of the specifications were in line with previous leaks, and especially the 3.1
There are few possibilities with it:
- It's not a Core i9-9900K processor.
- 3DMark can not pick entirely accurate specifications from the processor.
- It is an early engineering example that is not indicative of the final silicon.
- Previous leaks indicating that a 3.6GHz base clock was incorrect.
While the base block is different, the rest of the specifications are in accordance with previous leaks. It has 8 cores, 16 threads and a 5 GHz Turbo clock. And even if it was not listed, the Core i9-9900K is expected to come with 16MB L3 cache and a 95W TDP.
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To put the CPU score in perspective, here's a look at some performance numbers for a few other high-end processors:
Performance gaps are further expanded when comparing storage-locked chips to the Core i9-9900K. Of course, this is just a simple reference point, but it looks absolutely promising.