IntelBX80684I59600K
Group Average(9 Highest-Voted)
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 53,417 user samples
53,417 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 19th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
90 % +3% 87.4 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+7%
128 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
271 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+7%
254 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
528 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+6%
497 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
749 Pts 863 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+15%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
756 Pts 1,128 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+49%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+11%
139 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
307 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+11%
277 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
606 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+10%
550 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
876 Pts 981 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+12%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
883 Pts 1,250 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+42%
Market Share
Based on 19,361,331 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
129 % +5% 123 %
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.07 % 1.61 % Much higher market share.
+50%
Price
Price (score)
$230 Cheaper.
+17%
268 USD
Value
Value For Money
94.8 % Slightly better value.
+6%
89.7 %
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 86.1 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+10%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 7.11 cores Higher core count.
+19%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 12.7 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+111%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 12.2 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+15%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz +4% 3.57 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz +5% 4.39 GHz
Age
Newest
9 Months Much more recent.
+52%
13.7 Months
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630   —
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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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AMD Ryzen 5 3600 $198Nvidia GTX 1070 $400Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
Intel Core i5-9600K $230Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $270Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $103
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X $233Nvidia GTX 1080-Ti $750Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $195
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