AMD100-100000061WOF
IntelBX80684I59600K

12 Cores, 24 Threads @3.7GHz, Zen3.
Release date: Q4 2020.

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

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
310 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+11%
280 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
101 EFps 110 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+9%
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
134 EFps 138 EFps +3%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
131 EFps 135 EFps +3%
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
120 EFps 133 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+11%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 264,913 user samples
16,512 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 92% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 92% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 117%
UFO
248,401 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 83% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 83% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 24th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
102 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
94.4 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
89.2 Pts 92 Pts +3%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
160 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+19%
135 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
318 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+19%
267 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
610 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+16%
524 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1184 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+59%
746 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.9 Pts 96.9 Pts +1%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
168 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+11%
151 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
335 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+11%
301 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
653 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+9%
600 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1267 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+45%
875 Pts
Market Share
Based on 38,909,431 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.78 % 1.13 % Much higher market share.
+45%
Value
Value For Money
76 % 103 % Much better value.
+36%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % 97 % Much more popular.
+47%
Price
Price (score)
$800 $200 Much cheaper.
+75%
Age
Newest
2 Months Hugely more recent.
+93%
27 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
105 Watts 95 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+10%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
12 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
24 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+300%
6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.8 GHz +4% 4.6 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
2557 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+190%
882 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
2362 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+213%
754 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen3 Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
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The Ryzen 9 5900X is second in AMD’s line-up of new Zen 3 based CPUs. The 12-core hyper-threaded processor has base/boost clock speeds of 3.7/4.8 GHz, a 70 MB cache and a TDP of 105W. The 5900X took center stage in the 5000 series launch presentation where AMD gunned for Intel’s “best gaming CPU” crown. They showed the 5900X as being 26% better for gaming than the previous generation’s Ryzen 9 3900XT, attributing this to the new architecture’s faster single core speeds and lower latency. AMD also stated that the 5900X achieves, on average, 6.8% faster gaming performance than Intel’s 10-core i9-10900K. The details around AMD’s testing were not disclosed but it is safe to assume that 6.8% is the highest average lead that AMD are willing to stand by. Our benchmarks show that the 5900X’s slightly faster cores and the 10900K’s slightly lower memory latency balance out to yield similar performance. Whilst presenting their figures, AMD admitted that their 3000 series CPUs were far from “best for gaming” and conceded that the 10900K is approximately 19% faster than the 3900XT (our effective speed marks the gap at just 14%). Despite this clear performance deficiency, AMD supported 3000 series sales with an aggressive and successful marketing campaign to easily outsell Intel over the last 12 months. Given the real performance uplift observed in the 5000 series, and the absence of any meaningful marketing from Intel, we expect CPU sales to shift even further in AMD’s favour. Gamers that do not wish to pay “marketing fees” should investigate Intel’s $190 USD i5-9600K, the saved $370 USD would be far better spent on a higher tier GPU. [Nov '20 CPUPro]

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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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