IntelBX80684I59600K
IntelBX80684I59600K

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 35,018 user samples
17,509 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 120% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 93% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 93% Great: 120%
SPEED RANK: 24th / 1146
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
17,509 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 120% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 93% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 93% Great: 120%
SPEED RANK: 24th / 1146
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
105 % 105 %
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
105 % 105 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
138 Pts 138 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
532 Pts 532 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
766 Pts 766 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts 156 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
610 Pts 610 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
886 Pts 886 Pts
Market Share
Based on 14,838,267 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.17 % 1.17 %
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.17 % 1.17 %
Value
Value For Money
108 % 108 %
Value
Value For Money
108 % 108 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % 65 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % 65 %
Price
Price (score)
$270 $270
Price
Price (score)
$270 $270
Age
Newest
4 Months 4 Months
Age
Newest
4 Months 4 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz 4.6 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
150 Pts 150 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
162 Pts 162 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
585 Pts 585 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
648 Pts 648 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
842 Pts 842 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
956 Pts 956 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 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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