1st
IntelBX80684I59600K
  

Release date ≈ Q4 2014.

6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.7GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 171,845 user samples
1,616 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 59% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 59% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 295th / 1258
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
170,229 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 16th / 1258
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
69.6 % 95.5 % Much faster effective speed.
+37%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
75.5 Pts 92.9 Pts Lower memory latency.
+23%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
86.7 Pts 136 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+57%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
173 Pts 270 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+56%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
342 Pts 530 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+55%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
668 Pts 761 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+14%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
86.9 Pts 97.3 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+12%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
99.7 Pts 153 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+53%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
189 Pts 306 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+62%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
359 Pts 609 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+70%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
703 Pts 887 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+26%
Market Share
Based on 31,692,773 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 1.24 % Insanely higher market share.
+12,300%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 214 % Hugely more popular.
+320%
Age
Newest
68+ Months 21 Months Much more recent.
+69%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1790 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+101%
892 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1722 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+125%
766 Pts
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The hex-core i5-9600K is third in Intel’s line-up of 9th generation Coffee Lake CPUs. It has a TDP of 95W and requires an aftermarket cooler (such as the $20 GAMMAXX 400). The 9600K was designed to be overclocked. Once this is enabled in the BIOS (requires a Z-series motherboard), the 9600K runs 10% faster. In terms of performance, the i5-9600K is almost unbeatable for desktop users and it has sufficient multi-core performance to handle all but the most demanding workstation tasks. For CPU encoding (Cinebench, Blender, Handbrake etc.) the Ryzen 3000 series offers great 64-core performance. For example the overclocked Ryzen 3600 is approximately 13% worse for gaming, desktop and normal consumer workloads but it is 27% faster for 64-core processing. CPU encoding is akin to using hair clippers on a lawn, encoding tasks are far better performed by dedicated hardware such an NVENC or QuickSync. At stock clocks the i5-9600K is around 8% slower than Intel’s flagship i9-9900K but when both are overclocked, the 9600K closes the gaming gap to within two or three percent. Considering that the 9900K is the fastest gaming processor available, and almost twice the price of the 9600K, this is no small feat. The i5-9600K is aimed squarely at gamers who are not willing to compromise on performance but don't want to pay more than they need to. [Oct '18 CPUPro]

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