IntelBX80684I59400F
IntelBX80684I59600K

6 Cores, 6 Threads @2.9GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q1 2019.

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

CSGO 2060S
Dust 2 1080p Max
220 EFps 258 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+17%
GTAV 2060S
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
94 EFps 97 EFps +3%
Overwatch 2060S
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
118 EFps 119 EFps +1%
PUBG 2060S
M249 Training 1080p Max
111 EFps 118 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+6%
Fortnite 2060S
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
122 EFps 124 EFps +2%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 102,387 user samples
32,310 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 48th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
70,077 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
82.6 % 94.1 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+14%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts 137 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+13%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
238 Pts 271 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+14%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
466 Pts 531 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+14%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
663 Pts 754 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+14%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
672 Pts 765 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+14%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts 156 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+24%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts 311 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+25%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
490 Pts 620 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+27%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
714 Pts 903 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+26%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
719 Pts 905 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+26%
Market Share
Based on 21,817,908 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1 % Slightly higher market share.
+8%
0.93 %
Value
Value For Money
98.3 % 102 % +3%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
171 % +2% 168 %
Price
Price (score)
$148 Cheaper.
+30%
$210
Age
Newest
9 Months More recent.
+25%
12 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
6 threads 6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.9 GHz 3.7 GHz Faster base frequency.
+28%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.1 GHz 4.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+12%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'19 Q4'18
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (65W) PCG 2015D (130W)
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
128 GB 64 GB
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 i5-9400F is a hex-core 9th generation Coffee Lake desktop processor. It features base / boost clocks of 2.9 / 4.1 GHz, 9 MB of cache, a 65W TDP and it ships with a cooler but it does not have integrated graphics like the “non-F” variants. Although the 9400F is compatible with the enthusiast grade Z390 chipset it is normally paired with a better value for money B360 motherboard. At its launch the i5-9400F retailed for $180 but prices have dropped to a point that it now represents an excellent value proposition to gamers. Comparing the i5-9400F to the Ryzen 3600 shows that the 3600 is 8% better for quad-core processing but it costs 40% ($50) more than the 9400F. Ordinarily higher quad-core performance would result in better gaming but the Ryzen 3000 memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency. Gamers can invest the $50 savings in a better GPU, for example by upgrading from an AMD RX 570 to an RX 580. Since the GPU makes the most difference to gaming, the end result is a system which offers far superior real world gaming performance for similar money. For those gamers who demand the best of the best, it is necessary to jump to one of the higher frequency SKUs such as the 9600K but for everyone else the i5-9400F offers unparalleled value. [Aug '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 ($30+). 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 Heavy workstation users 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 and desktop (sub octa-core tasks) 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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