IntelBX8070811600K
IntelBX80684I59600K

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.9GHz, Rocket Lake.
Release date: Q1 2021.

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

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
296 EFps Slightly Better CSGO EFps.
+6%
280 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
108 EFps 110 EFps +2%
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
142 EFps +3% 138 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
143 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+6%
135 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
134 EFps +1% 133 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 342,734 user samples
15,118 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 91% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 91% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 20th / 1323
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 103%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 94%
Nuclear submarine
327,616 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 50th / 1323
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
100 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
93.1 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
88.3 Pts 90.7 Pts +3%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
166 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+25%
133 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
322 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+22%
264 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
599 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+16%
517 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
986 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+33%
739 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.8 Pts 96.8 Pts +1%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
174 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+16%
150 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
345 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+16%
298 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
651 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+9%
598 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1068 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+23%
870 Pts
Market Share
Based on 48,332,893 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.53 % 0.92 % Much higher market share.
+74%
Value
Value For Money
107 % +4% 103 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
97 % +3% 94 %
Price
Price (score)
$220 $193 Cheaper.
+12%
Age
Newest
8 Months Much more recent.
+78%
37 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 95 Watts More energy efficient.
+24%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.9 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+5%
3.7 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+7%
4.6 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1308 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+50%
870 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1237 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+66%
747 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Rocket Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1200 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 750 UHD 630
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The i5-11600K is the best value "top tier" CPU in Intel’s 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S lineup. With a simple overclock it offers almost the same levels of performance as the 11900K. Rocket Lake brings higher IPC (early samples indicate +19%) which translates to around a 10% faster Effective Speed than both Intel's 10th Gen and AMD’s 5000 series. Despite Intel’s performance lead, AMD continues to outsell Intel. Given the scale of Intel's operation, it’s inexplicable that their marketing remains so neglected. Little effort is made to counter widespread disinformation such as: “it uses too much electricity” or the classic: “it needs more cores”. Intel’s marketing samples are routinely distributed to reviewers that appear better incentivized to bury Intel's products rather than review them. Not enabling XMP or only testing with BIOS power limits enabled is akin to leaving the handbrake on during a race. Mind-numbing “scientific” and rendering benchmarks are presented as gospel. Different games, mostly unplayed by real users, are cherry picked for each “review”. When it's convenient, canned game benchmarks are chosen such as Ulletical’s CSGO which runs at nearly double the in-game fps. Credible benchmark data, which necessarily includes replicable video footage from popular games, is the exception rather than the rule. At every release, AMD’s marketers coordinate narratives to ensure another feast of blue blubber. Nonetheless, towards the end of 2021, Intel’s Golden Cove is due to offer an additional 20-30% performance increase. At that time, with a net 30-40% performance lead, Intel will probably regain significant market share despite AMD's class-leading marketing. In the meantime, most PC gamers need look no further than the 11400F. [Mar '21 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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