AMD100-100000031BOX
IntelBX80684I59600K

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

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

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
233 EFps 280 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+20%
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
101 EFps 110 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+9%
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
131 EFps 138 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+5%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
119 EFps 135 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+13%
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
131 EFps 133 EFps +2%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 677,278 user samples
493,608 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 87th / 1264
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
183,670 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 16th / 1264
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
84.3 % 95.3 % Faster effective speed.
+13%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
78.5 Pts 92.7 Pts Lower memory latency.
+18%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts 136 Pts +4%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
256 Pts 270 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+5%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
483 Pts 530 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+10%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
800 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+6%
757 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
87.1 Pts 97.1 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+11%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts 154 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+13%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
271 Pts 306 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+13%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
537 Pts 608 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+13%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
874 Pts 885 Pts +1%
Market Share
Based on 33,181,856 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
4.67 % Hugely higher market share.
+268%
1.27 %
Value
Value For Money
91.6 % 105 % Better value.
+15%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
200 % 225 % More popular.
+12%
Price
Price (score)
$205 $193 Slightly cheaper.
+6%
Age
Newest
14 Months Much more recent.
+39%
23 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz 4.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+10%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1133 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+28%
885 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1045 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+37%
763 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen2 Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
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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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