IntelBX80684I59600K
AMDYD190XA8AEWOF

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 77,057 user samples
74,293 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 16th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
2,764 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 0.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 70th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
93.4 % Faster effective speed.
+20%
77.6 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+20%
113 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
270 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+21%
223 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
527 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+21%
435 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
750 Pts 779 Pts +4%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+27%
122 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
308 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+27%
242 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
604 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+25%
482 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
880 Pts 925 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+5%
Market Share
Based on 22,716,699 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.82 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,633%
0.03 %
Value
Value For Money
102 % Slightly better value.
+11%
92.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
180 % Hugely more popular.
+114%
84 %
Price
Price (score)
$200 $147 Cheaper.
+27%
Age
Newest
13 Months Much more recent.
+52%
27+ Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
879 Pts 1364 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+55%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
757 Pts 1228 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+62%
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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 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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The 8 core, 16 thread 1900X is the third and entry-level processor from AMD’s Threadripper series of high-end desktop (HEDT) processors. The 1900X is based on AMD’s 14nm Zen architecture and features 20MB of cache (16MB of which is L3) and quad channel DDR4, which is twice as many channels as in the Ryzen 7 series. It has a base clock of 3.8GHz increasing to a boost of 4.0 GHz and has an additional short-term boost of 0.2 GHz when thermals allow. Most impressively, the 1900X features 64 PCIe lanes which is the same of number of lanes in the nearly twice as expensive Ryzen Threadripper flagship, the 1950X. This facilitates the simultaneous high speed PCIe connection of up to seven different graphics or storage peripherals. By comparison, Intel’s similarly priced 8 core, 16 thread i7-7820X which, even though it has an 11% effective speed advantage over the 1900X, only has 28 PCIe lanes (down from 44 lanes as recently seen in the recent i9-7900X). Both upgrade options may require new, and not inexpensive motherboards, the 7820X requires an X299 (Basin Falls) chipset and the 1900X utilizes the premium X399 motherboard. Despite the considerable price tags attached to the CPUs and motherboards, never before has HEDT processing been so affordable. [Oct '17 CPUPro]

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Intel Core i5-9400F $145Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $260Crucial MX500 250GB $44
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Intel Core i7-9700K $360Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $230
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