IntelBX80684I59600K
IntelBX80684I39100F

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

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4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q2 2019.

CSGO 2060S
Dust 2 1080p Max
258 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+19%
216 EFps
GTAV 2060S
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
97 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+5%
92 EFps
Overwatch 2060S
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
119 EFps +3% 116 EFps
PUBG 2060S
M249 Training 1080p Max
118 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+11%
106 EFps
Fortnite 2060S
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
124 EFps Slightly Better Fortnite EFps.
+5%
118 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 75,226 user samples
71,423 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 12th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
3,803 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 60th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
94.4 % Faster effective speed.
+19%
79.6 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
138 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+14%
121 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
272 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+14%
239 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
533 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+20%
444 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
756 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+67%
452 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
765 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+67%
458 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+21%
129 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
311 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+22%
254 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
615 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+26%
488 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
891 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+82%
490 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
894 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+81%
493 Pts
Market Share
Based on 21,718,290 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.86 % Hugely higher market share.
+219%
0.27 %
Value
Value For Money
102 % 110 % Slightly better value.
+8%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
163 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
154 %
Price
Price (score)
$209 $86 Much cheaper.
+59%
Age
Newest
12 Months 7 Months Much more recent.
+42%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz +3% 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+10%
4.2 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'18 Q2'19
Cache
Cache
9 MB SmartCache 6 MB SmartCache
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015D (130W) PCG 2015C (65W)
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR4-2400
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
41.6 GB/s 37.5 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
No Yes
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No

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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 ($30+). 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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Intel’s Core i3-9100F is a quad-core 9th generation Coffee Lake desktop processor. It features base / boost clocks of 3.6 / 4.2 GHz, 6 MB of cache, a 65W TDP and it ships with a cooler. Gamers should pair the 9100F with a Z390 motherboard and unlock higher XMP RAM speeds. This will deliver up to a 15% fps boost which is well worth it considering that many Z390 boards are available for around $100 USD (here is one of the builds from our EFps test lab). The 9100F has great single core performance coupled with a strong memory sub system. This enables it to deliver excellent all round performance, easily holding its own against far pricier CPUs for the majority of use cases. The heavily hyped 12 threaded 6 core Ryzen 3600 barely pulls ahead in any of the top five games[Oct '19 CPUPro]

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