Editors Liked

  • 5GHz on all cores, seriously
  • Specially binned silicon
  • Fastest gaming processor on the market
  • Good for multitasking
  • Power consumption improvements
  • Works on established base of Z390-chipset boards
  • Lower power consumption than the 9900K

Editors Didn't Like

  • Slower in multithreaded workloads
  • Modest overclocking ceiling in our sample
  • Expensive
  • One-year warranty
  • Demands an expensive cooling to operate
  • PCIe 3.0
  • High temperatures when overclocked
  • Still 14nm