IntelBX80684I59600K
IntelBX80677I77700K

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

4 Cores, 8 Threads @4.2GHz, Kaby Lake.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 324,944 user samples
39,529 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 119%
SPEED RANK: 26th / 1159
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
285,415 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 39th / 1159
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
104 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
95.5 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts +1% 135 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
528 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+13%
467 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
761 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+8%
705 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
154 Pts +3% 150 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
611 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+11%
551 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
887 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+11%
798 Pts
Market Share
Based on 17,679,334 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.26 % 1.62 % Higher market share.
+29%
Value
Value For Money
114 % Better value.
+29%
88.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
73 % 133 % Hugely more popular.
+82%
Price
Price (score)
$230 Much cheaper.
+36%
$359
Age
Newest
7 Months Much more recent.
+76%
29 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 8 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz 4.2 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+14%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz +2% 4.5 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
148 Pts +1% 146 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
162 Pts +3% 157 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
582 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+9%
536 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
644 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+12%
573 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
842 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+16%
727 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
948 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+11%
852 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Kaby Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 HD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'18 Q1'17
Cache
Cache
9 MB SmartCache 8 MB
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 $339.00 - $350.00
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® UHD Graphics 630 Intel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 350.00 MHz
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No

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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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The Core i7-7700K is Intel’s flagship Kaby Lake based CPU which is reported to have the same IPC as its predecessor, Skylake. Comparing the 7700K and 6700K shows that both average effective speed and peak overclocked speed are up by 7%. Most of the increase in average effective speed is explained by the 5% boost in base clocks from 4.0 to 4.2 GHz. The improved peak lab speed is attributable to a combination of better overclocking capacity and improvements in Intel’s speedshift technology which make the 7700K slightly more responsive. Kaby Lake also has marginally better HD 630 integrated graphics. The i7-7700K is priced similarly to the i7-6700K so for top end gaming and workstation builds, the 7700K is the clear choice for 2017. AMD’s Ryzen will release later this year so things could change at that time. [Jan '17 CPUPro]

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