IntelBX80646I54590
IntelBX80684I59600K

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.3GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q3 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 143,506 user samples
69,884 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% Base clock 3.3 GHz
Worst Bench: 51% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 51% Great: 72%
SPEED RANK: 168th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
73,622 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 85% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 85% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 14th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
66.1 % 94.3 % Much faster effective speed.
+43%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
101 Pts 137 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+36%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
198 Pts 272 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+37%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
369 Pts 533 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+44%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
374 Pts 759 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+103%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts 155 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+42%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
214 Pts 309 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+44%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
409 Pts 611 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+49%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
410 Pts 887 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+116%
Market Share
Based on 24,130,177 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.51 % 0.68 % Much higher market share.
+33%
Value
Value For Money
81.4 % 99.5 % Better value.
+22%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
89 % 182 % Hugely more popular.
+104%
Price
Price (score)
$130 Much cheaper.
+43%
$229
Age
Newest
66 Months 15 Months Much more recent.
+77%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+12%
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
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.3 GHz 3.7 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+12%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.7 GHz 4.6 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+24%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
412 Pts 890 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+116%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
377 Pts 765 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+103%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'14 Q4'18
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 9 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$192.00 - $202.00 $262.00 - $263.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 8 GT/s DMI3
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2013D PCG 2015D (130W)
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V DDR4-2666
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
2 GB 64 GB
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
Up to 3.0 3.0

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The Intel Core i5-4590 is a slightly upgraded version of the i5-4570. The two processors are identical apart from a 100 MHz increase in base and turbo frequencies. Needless to say the two processors have almost identical effective speeds which is a little disappointing as Intel has simply re-released a near identical product. From a value for money perspective the 4590 does fare reasonably well although it probably has more multi-core horsepower than most use cases demand. For the majority of users, at stock clocks, the G3258 provides comparable performance but with a few simple BIOS adjustments the G3258 can be clocked up to 4.3 GHz where, even at half the price, it destroys the i5-4570 in single and dual core workloads. [Sep '14 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 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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