IntelBX80684I59600K
IntelBX80684I39350KF

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

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4 Cores, 4 Threads @4.0GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q1 2019.

CSGO 2060S
Dust 2 1080p Max
258 EFps +0% 257 EFps
GTAV 2060S
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
97 EFps +3% 94 EFps
Overwatch 2060S
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
119 EFps +4% 114 EFps
PUBG 2060S
M249 Training 1080p Max
118 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+5%
112 EFps
Fortnite 2060S
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
124 EFps 129 EFps +4%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 71,453 user samples
71,337 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 83% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 83% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 16th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
116 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 22nd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
93.5 % +3% 91.1 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts 137 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
270 Pts 271 Pts +0%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
527 Pts +3% 513 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
752 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+45%
518 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts 156 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
308 Pts +1% 306 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
611 Pts +3% 593 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
880 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+47%
597 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,625,506 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.75 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
0 %
Value
Value For Money
102 % 104 % +1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
180 % Hugely more popular.
+117%
83 %
Price
Price (score)
$200 $175 Slightly cheaper.
+13%
Age
Newest
13 Months 9 Months Much more recent.
+31%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 91 Watts +4%
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 4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+8%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz 4.6 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
880 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+47%
597 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
757 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+45%
523 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'18 Q1'19
Cache
Cache
9 MB SmartCache 8 MB SmartCache
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 (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 i3-9350KF is a 9th generation quad core Coffee Lake CPU which is designed to be used with a discrete graphics card. It has base/boost turbo frequencies of 4.0/4.6 GHz. The 9350KF generates less heat than its higher core "K" counterparts so getting a decent overclock without expensive cooling is relatively straightforward. Overclocking the 9350KF to 5 GHz with a $20 USD Gammaxx 400 cooler puts the 9350KF at similar single, dual and quad core performance levels as the 9600K, 9700K and 9900K SKUs. Consequently there is not much difference in fps between the 9350KF and any other CPU regardless of core count. At $180 USD the 9350KF sits amongst the top value gaming and desktop CPUs currently available. Comparing the 4 thread 9350KF to AMD’s twice as expensive 16 thread Ryzen 3700X shows that the 9350KF wins hands down in all five of today’s most popular games. The only other CPUs worth considering for unbeatable gaming performance are the 9600K or 9600KF which have 50% more, equally fast cores, for less than 25% more money.  [Nov '19 CPUPro]

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