Real World Speed
Performance profile from 26,949 user samples
26,949 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 91% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 91% Great: 119%
SPEED RANK: 23rd / 1147
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
104 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+12%
92.9 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+15%
119 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
530 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+17%
451 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
765 Pts 921 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+20%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+19%
131 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
609 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+19%
512 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
886 Pts 1,036 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+17%
Market Share
Based on 16,461,096 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
72 % 134 % Hugely more popular.
+87%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.21 % 1.61 % Much higher market share.
+33%
Price
Price (score)
$265 230 USD Slightly cheaper.
+15%
Value
Value For Money
108 % +4% 104 %
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 82.3 Watts More energy efficient.
+15%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6.22 cores +4%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 11.1 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+85%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 13.6 nm +3%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+7%
3.47 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+12%
4.11 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
150 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+18%
127 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
162 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+19%
136 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
582 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+18%
494 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
643 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+20%
535 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
835 Pts 988 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+18%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
947 Pts 1,071 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+13%
Age
Newest
6 Months Hugely more recent.
+230%
19.8 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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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. 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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