IntelBX80684I39100F
IntelBX80684I59600K

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q2 2019.

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

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
232 EFps 280 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+21%
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
105 EFps 110 EFps +5%
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
137 EFps 138 EFps +1%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
117 EFps 135 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+15%
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
127 EFps 133 EFps +5%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 256,724 user samples
55,598 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 113th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
201,126 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 19th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
81.2 % 95.3 % Faster effective speed.
+17%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
87.1 Pts 92.4 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+6%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts 137 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+16%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
233 Pts 271 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+16%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
434 Pts 531 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+22%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
440 Pts 760 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+73%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.8 Pts 96.9 Pts +3%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
128 Pts 154 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+20%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
253 Pts 305 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+21%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
482 Pts 608 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+26%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
484 Pts 889 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+84%
Market Share
Based on 35,896,771 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.57 % 1.24 % Hugely higher market share.
+118%
Value
Value For Money
109 % +3% 106 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
204 % 219 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
Price
Price (score)
$94 Much cheaper.
+51%
$190
Age
Newest
19 Months More recent.
+24%
25 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 6 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 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
486 Pts 888 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+83%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
442 Pts 769 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+74%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'19 Q4'18
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 9 MB SmartCache
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.20 GHz 4.60 GHz
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (65W) PCG 2015D (130W)
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2400 DDR4-2666
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
37.5 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
Yes No
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes

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Intel’s Core i3-9100F is a quad-core 9th generation Coffee Lake desktop processor. It features base / boost clocks of 3.6 / 4.2 GHz, 6 MB of cache, a 65W TDP and it ships with a cooler. Gamers should pair the 9100F with a Z390 motherboard and unlock higher XMP RAM speeds. This will deliver up to a 15% fps boost which is well worth it considering that many Z390 boards are available for around $100 USD (here is one of the builds from our EFps test lab). The 9100F has great single core performance coupled with a strong memory sub system. This enables it to deliver excellent all round performance, easily holding its own against far pricier CPUs for the majority of use cases. The heavily hyped 12 threaded 6 core Ryzen 3600, paired with a 2060S, barely pulls ahead in any of the top five games. [Oct '19 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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