IntelBX80684I59600K
AMDYD2700BBAFBOX

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.2GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 27,284 user samples
17,509 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 120% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 93% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 93% Great: 120%
SPEED RANK: 24th / 1146
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
9,775 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 51st / 1146
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
105 % Faster effective speed.
+20%
87.1 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
138 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+29%
107 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
532 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+33%
401 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
766 Pts 1124 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+47%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+29%
121 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
610 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+30%
470 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
886 Pts 1330 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+50%
Market Share
Based on 14,838,267 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.17 % Hugely higher market share.
+172%
0.43 %
Value
Value For Money
108 % Better value.
+17%
92.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % 81 % More popular.
+25%
Price
Price (score)
$270 $250 Slightly cheaper.
+7%
Age
Newest
4 Months Much more recent.
+60%
10 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+167%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz Faster base frequency.
+16%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+12%
4.1 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
150 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+28%
117 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
162 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+29%
126 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
585 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+29%
452 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
648 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+32%
490 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
842 Pts 1287 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+53%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
956 Pts 1347 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+41%
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 7 2700 is an 8 core, 16 thread high-end desktop processor featuring AMD’s second generation 12nm Zen+ architecture and Precision Boost 2 technology. It is the second strongest of four new Ryzen CPUs due for imminent release. The second generation Ryzen processors, codenamed Pinnacle Ridge, are both compatible with the new 400 series and 300 series of motherboards. Official specs for the 2700 are yet to be seen, but early benchmarks appear to indicate base and boost clock speeds of 3.2 and 4.1 GHz respectively. This translates to a modest improvement upon the previous generation 1700 which continues to offer fantastic value for money in terms of multi-core performance. The expected retail price of $299 includes a Wraith cooler and costs the same as Intel’s 6 core 12 thread i7-8700. As expected, the 8700 beats the 2700 on single and quad core intensive tasks, but lags behind for higher core workloads.  [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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