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IntelBX80684I59600K

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

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

CSGO 2060S
Dust 2 1080p Max
233 EFps 280 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+20%
GTAV 2060S
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
101 EFps 110 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+9%
Overwatch 2060S
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
131 EFps 138 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+5%
PUBG 2060S
M249 Training 1080p Max
119 EFps 135 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+13%
Fortnite 2060S
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
131 EFps 133 EFps +2%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 216,731 user samples
133,443 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 4.45 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 35th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
83,288 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 19th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
88.4 % 93.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts 136 Pts +4%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
258 Pts 269 Pts +4%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
492 Pts 527 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
806 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+8%
749 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts 154 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+13%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
271 Pts 306 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+13%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
536 Pts 604 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+13%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
874 Pts 879 Pts +1%
Market Share
Based on 23,933,441 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3.34 % Hugely higher market share.
+370%
0.71 %
Value
Value For Money
98.2 % 99.8 % +2%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
168 % 186 % Slightly more popular.
+11%
Price
Price (score)
$190 Slightly cheaper.
+13%
$218
Age
Newest
6 Months Much more recent.
+60%
15 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
1131 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+29%
876 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1047 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+38%
757 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 motherbaord), 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 multimedia producers the Ryzen 3000 series offers great 64-core performance at a very competitive price. 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. 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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