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.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
280 EFps Much Better CSGO EFps.
+41%
198 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
110 EFps Better GTAV EFps.
+15%
96 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps +2% 135 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
135 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+19%
113 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
133 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+16%
115 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 445,869 user samples
306,614 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 83% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 83% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 41st / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
139,255 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 237th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
94 % Faster effective speed.
+26%
74.7 %
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18 % Hitm2 24%, FarC5 34%, StrangeB 0%, TWarW2 26%, SotTR 28%, ACO 4%, MetroEx 19%, MESoW 15%, Divis2 9%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
91.6 Pts Lower memory latency.
+19%
76.8 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
134 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+30%
103 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
266 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+33%
200 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
522 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+34%
391 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
747 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+5%
710 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.7 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+14%
84.6 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
151 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+28%
118 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
300 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+29%
232 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
598 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+30%
459 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
876 Pts +3% 853 Pts
Market Share
Based on 46,355,689 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.83 % Hugely higher market share.
+131%
0.36 %
Value
Value For Money
103 % Much better value.
+41%
72.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
87 % Much more popular.
+36%
64 %
Price
Price (score)
$202 Much cheaper.
+34%
$304
Age
Newest
34 Months More recent.
+15%
40 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 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 Faster turbo frequency.
+12%
4.1 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
875 Pts 1285 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+47%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
754 Pts 1089 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+44%
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 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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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 slightly for higher core workloads. Even though the 2700 excels at pure multimedia production streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames.  [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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