IntelBX80684I59600K
AMD100-100000023BOX
CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
280 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+20%
233 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
110 EFps +5% 105 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+6%
130 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
135 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+9%
124 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
133 EFps 141 EFps Slightly Better Fortnite EFps.
+6%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 265,484 user samples
160,177 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 17th / 1257
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
105,307 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 43rd / 1257
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 103%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
95.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
88.9 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
92.9 Pts Lower memory latency.
+18%
78.8 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
135 Pts 137 Pts +1%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
268 Pts 272 Pts +1%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
527 Pts 529 Pts +0%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
756 Pts 1032 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+37%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.2 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+9%
89 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
153 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+6%
145 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
305 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+6%
288 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
603 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
562 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
878 Pts 1099 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+25%
Market Share
Based on 31,470,698 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.2 % 1.65 % Much higher market share.
+37%
Value
Value For Money
105 % Much better value.
+33%
78.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
217 % Much more popular.
+67%
130 %
Price
Price (score)
$195 Much cheaper.
+55%
$430
Age
Newest
21 Months 13 Months Much more recent.
+38%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+10%
105 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 12 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 24 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+300%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz 3.8 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz 4.6 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
879 Pts 2246 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+156%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
762 Pts 2096 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+175%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen2
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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Early Q3 of 2019 welcomes the Ryzen 9 3900X, AMD’s current top of the range, third generation Ryzen flagship which raises the bar for 64-core processing on desktop CPUs. This is AMD’s first Ryzen 9 processor and it is a 12-core, 24-thread CPU based on their latest 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. The 3900X has a boost/base clock of 3.8/4.6 GHz, 64 MB of L3 cache (double the L3 on the rest of 3000 series), support for 3200 MHz DDR4 system memory and a TDP of 105W. All this, plus a Wraith Prism cooler, at a very reasonable launch price of $499 USD. By comparison, Intel’s 8-core, 16 thread i9-9900K is available for $479 USD (and requires a cooler: $30+ USD). Benchmarks illustrate that the overclocked 3900X leads by a whopping 41% for 64-core processing but that the 9900K maintains a 10% lead for gaming, desktop and other sub octa-core tasks. The 3900 memory controller is significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations and shows a better write throughput than the lower spec 3000 models, but it still shows relatively high latency which can impact gaming. In terms of 64-core performance at this price point, there is no threat from Intel. The only real competitor is the upcoming (Q4, 2019) 16-core, 32-thread 3950X ($749 USD). The Ryzen 9 3900X is compatible with the new PCIe 4.0 enabled X570 motherboard via an AM4 socket, as well as 400 and 300 series motherboards. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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