IntelBX80684I59600K
AMDYD2600BBAFBOX

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 143,380 user samples
32,624 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 92% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 92% Great: 119%
SPEED RANK: 24th / 1147
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
110,756 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 1.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 50th / 1147
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
105 % Faster effective speed.
+19%
88.3 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+23%
111 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
532 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+25%
427 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
764 Pts 915 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+20%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+29%
120 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
607 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+29%
472 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
886 Pts 1014 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+14%
Market Share
Based on 16,364,503 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.24 % 2.85 % Hugely higher market share.
+130%
Value
Value For Money
109 % 111 % +2%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
73 % 144 % Hugely more popular.
+97%
Price
Price (score)
$265 $159 Much cheaper.
+40%
Age
Newest
6 Months Much more recent.
+50%
12 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+18%
3.9 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
149 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+30%
115 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
162 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+30%
125 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
579 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+27%
455 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
645 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+31%
493 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
832 Pts 982 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+18%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
954 Pts 1023 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+7%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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The hex-core i5-9600K is third in the latest line-up of Intel’s 9th generation of unlocked CPUs based on their refreshed Coffee Lake 14nm architecture. This round of releases also includes the 8 core, 8 thread i7-9700K and the flagship 8 core, 16 thread i9-9900K, out of which the 9600K at USD $280 is the value leader. The 9600K supersedes last year’s similarly priced 6 core 8600K and out of the box operates at higher clocks: base 3.7 GHz vs 3.6 GHz, all core 4.3 GHz vs 4.1 GHz and single 4.6 GHz vs 4.3 GHz. The 9600K has a TDP of 95W and will require a large cooler to match. The new Z390 or last years Z370 chipset with a BIOS update are both supported. Intensive multi-threaded task masters would do better to spend a similar amount on the Ryzen 7 2700X, where an extra USD $10 buys 2 more cores and 10 more threads resulting in multi-core benchmarks 70% higher than for the 9600K. However, for the vast majority of users that undertake up to quad-core workloads, the 9600K offers very reasonable bang for your buck, and when fully overclocked, almost second to none performance for gamers. [Oct '18 CPUPro]

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The Ryzen 5 2600, from AMD’s second generation (Zen+) of high-end desktop Ryzen processors, supersedes the first generation Ryzen 5 1600. The newer generation sees a lithography reduction from 14nm to 12nm, but no increase in the number of cores and threads (6 and 12 respectively) over the ground-breaking first generation which continues to surpass similarly priced Intel CPUs in terms of multi-core performance. In other words, progress between generations is predominantly driven by power efficiency and therefore higher attainable clock speeds. The 2600 appears to have a stock base/boost clock of 3.4 / 3.9 GHz compared to the 1600’s 3.2 / 3.6 GHz which is expected to result in a modest increase in effective speed that said, early benchmarks are inconclusive. Included in the expected retail price of about $200 is a Wraith Stealth cooler, so the 2600, like the 1600 before it, represents great value for money, especially for workstation users. The 2600 compliments the new 400 series motherboards and is also backwards compatible with the 300 series following a bios update. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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