IntelBX80684I59600K
IntelBX80684I79700K

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

8 Cores, 8 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2018.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
280 EFps 287 EFps +2%
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
110 EFps +1% 109 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps +1% 137 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
135 EFps 136 EFps +1%
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
133 EFps 145 EFps Slightly Better Fortnite EFps.
+9%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 639,560 user samples
244,222 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 83% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 83% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 39th / 1307
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
395,338 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 30th / 1307
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
93.6 % 96.8 % +3%
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MetroEx 1% 8 % Hitm2 18%, FarC5 7%, StrangeB 0%, TWarW2 10%, SotTR 19%, ACO 12%, MESoW 3%, Divis2 6%
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7 % OC SotTR 8% OC, F119 14% OC, TWarTKC 0% OC
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14 % SotTR 16%, F119 22%, TWarTKC 4%
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TWarW2 1% OC 5 % OC Hitm2 17% OC, F118 2% OC, GTAV 1% OC, SotTR 7% OC
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13 % Hitm2 24%, TWarW2 9%, F118 6%, GTAV 8%, SotTR 15%
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16 % BFV 1%, SotTR 27%, MetroEx 9%, Divis2 27%
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10 % Hitm2 11%, FarC5 9%, AotS 16%, WarhDoW3 10%, ProjC2 9%, GTAV 5%, Civ6 13%, FinFant15 7%, WoT 7%, Divis2 8%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
91.9 Pts 92.1 Pts +0%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
134 Pts 139 Pts +4%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
265 Pts 276 Pts +4%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
517 Pts 545 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+5%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
729 Pts 1005 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+38%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.8 Pts 96.8 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
151 Pts 153 Pts +1%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
300 Pts 306 Pts +2%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
596 Pts 609 Pts +2%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
861 Pts 1166 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+35%
Market Share
Based on 42,187,976 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.92 % 1.43 % Much higher market share.
+55%
Value
Value For Money
100 % +4% 96.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
86 % +2% 84 %
Price
Price (score)
$217 Cheaper.
+23%
$282
Age
Newest
30 Months 30 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
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 +3% 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.6 GHz 4.9 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+7%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
867 Pts 1168 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+35%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
739 Pts 1021 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+38%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 UHD 630
Cache
Cache
9 MB SmartCache 12 MB SmartCache
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$262.00 - $263.00 $374.00 - $385.00
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.60 GHz 4.90 GHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.15 GHz 1.20 GHz

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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 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]

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Intel’s Core i7-9700K is an unlocked 9th generation Coffee Lake CPU. It is an 8 core, 8 thread processor. The 9700K features 12 MB of cache, a 95W TDP and Intel UHD 630 graphics. Like the other 9th generation chips, it is compatible with Intel’s new Z390 chipset as well as last years Z370 chipset (with an updated BIOS). The 9700K has stock base / boost clocks of 3.6 / 4.6 GHz and a single core boost of 4.9 GHz (compared to 3.6, 4.7 and 5.0 GHz for the flagship 9900K). This translates to almost identical single, quad and octa core performance between the 9900K and 9700K. Mainstream PC games do not benefit from more than six threads, so at $350 (25% cheaper than the 9900K), the 9700K offers far better value for money to gamers. That said gamers have very little reason not to consider the i5-9600K which, when overclocked, offers almost equivalent performance at a 35% discount[Oct '18 CPUPro]

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