IntelBX80684I59600K
IntelBX8070811400F

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @2.6GHz, Rocket Lake.
Release date: Q1 2021.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
280 EFps Slightly Better CSGO EFps.
+8%
259 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
110 EFps +4% 106 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps 142 EFps +3%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
135 EFps +1% 134 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
133 EFps +2% 131 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 258,056 user samples
257,803 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 39th / 1307
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
253 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 91% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 0.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 91% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 19th / 1307
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
93.5 % 100 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
91.8 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+6%
86.8 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
134 Pts 161 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+20%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
264 Pts 317 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+20%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
516 Pts 608 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+18%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
724 Pts 942 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+30%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.8 Pts +2% 94.5 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
151 Pts 167 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+11%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
301 Pts 333 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+11%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
595 Pts 650 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+9%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
858 Pts 1027 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+20%
Market Share
Based on 42,057,104 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.93 % Hugely higher market share.
+745%
0.11 %
Value
Value For Money
101 % 113 % Better value.
+12%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
86 % 96 % More popular.
+12%
Price
Price (score)
$212 $180 Cheaper.
+15%
Age
Newest
29 Months 0 Months Hugely more recent.
+100%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+42%
2.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz +5% 4.4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
861 Pts 1189 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+38%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
732 Pts 1137 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+55%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Rocket Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1200
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
ADVERTISEMENT

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 motherboard), 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 CPU encoding (Cinebench, Blender, Handbrake etc.) the Ryzen 3000 series offers great 64-core performance. For example the overclocked Ryzen 3600 is approximately 13% worse for gaming, desktop and normal consumer workloads but it is 27% faster for 64-core processing. CPU encoding is akin to using hair clippers on a lawn, encoding tasks are far better performed by dedicated hardware such an NVENC or QuickSync. 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]

MORE DETAILS

The Rocket Lake i5-11400F paired with a B560 motherboard and 3200 RAM ($365 USD) offers unprecedented value for money to gamers. It completely prices AMD's 5000 series out of the market. Rocket Lake brings higher IPC (early samples indicate +19%) which translates to around a 10% faster Effective Speed than both Intel's 10th Gen and AMD’s 5000 series. Despite Intel’s performance lead, AMD continues to outsell Intel. Given the scale of Intel's operation, it’s inexplicable that their marketing remains so neglected. Little effort is made to counter widespread disinformation such as: “it uses too much electricity” or the classic: “it needs more cores”. Intel’s marketing samples are routinely distributed to reviewers that appear better incentivized to bury Intel's products rather than review them. Not enabling XMP or only testing with BIOS power limits enabled is akin to leaving the handbrake on during a race. Mind-numbing “scientific” and rendering benchmarks are presented as gospel. Different games, mostly unplayed by real users, are cherry picked for each “review”. When it's convenient, canned game benchmarks are chosen such as Ulletical’s CSGO which runs at nearly double the in-game fps. Credible benchmark data, which necessarily includes replicable video footage from popular games, is the exception rather than the rule. At every release, AMD’s marketers coordinate narratives to ensure another feast of blue blubber. Nonetheless, towards the end of 2021, Intel’s Golden Cove is due to offer an additional 20-30% performance increase. At that time, with a net 30-40% performance lead, Intel will probably regain significant market share despite AMD's class-leading marketing. In the meantime, most PC gamers need look no further than the 11400F. [Mar '21 CPUPro]

MORE DETAILS

Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) April 2021 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. 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]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
How Fast Is Your CPU? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-11400F $180Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $49
Intel Core i5-11600K $265Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-10700K $310Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $50
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $34Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback