IntelBX80684I59600K
IntelBX80662I56600K

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

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4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.5GHz, Skylake.
Release date: Q3 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 264,267 user samples
54,985 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 12th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
209,282 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 46% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 46% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 98th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.8 % Much faster effective speed.
+37%
67.9 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+18%
116 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
272 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+19%
229 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
530 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+26%
422 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
750 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+74%
430 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
758 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+75%
433 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+11%
140 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
310 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+11%
279 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
612 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+13%
541 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
894 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+66%
539 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
888 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+64%
542 Pts
Market Share
Based on 20,343,420 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.03 % Higher market share.
+23%
0.84 %
Value
Value For Money
98.4 % Much better value.
+34%
73.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
150 % Hugely more popular.
+131%
65 %
Price
Price (score)
$225 $210 Slightly cheaper.
+7%
Age
Newest
11 Months Much more recent.
+78%
49 Months
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 Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+18%
3.9 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Skylake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 HD 530
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'18 Q3'15
Cache
Cache
9 MB SmartCache 6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$262.00 - $263.00 $242.00 - $243.00
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
41.6 GB/s 34.1 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® UHD Graphics 630 Intel® HD Graphics 530
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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The Intel Core i5-6600K is based on the new "Skylake" 14nm manufacturing process. Sporting 4 physical cores with base/turbo clocks of 3.5/3.9 GHz the 6600K and its predecessor, the 4690K share the same basic configuration and disappointingly, offer similar performance. Comparing the 6600K and 6700K shows that the 6700K has faster multi and single core performance. The improved multi core performance is due to Hyperthreading which is the key differentiator for the i7-6700K. The gap in single core performance can largely be eliminated by overclocking the i5-6600K so although the stock effective speed is significantly higher on the 6700K, this gap diminishes significantly when both processors are overclocked. At a 30% discount, the 6600K is the better value gaming CPU. [Aug '15 CPUPro]

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