IntelBX80684I59600K
IntelBX80684I79700K

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

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

CSGO 2060S
Dust 2 1080p Max
258 EFps 263 EFps +2%
GTAV 2060S
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
97 EFps +3% 94 EFps
Overwatch 2060S
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
119 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+7%
111 EFps
PUBG 2060S
M249 Training 1080p Max
118 EFps 121 EFps +3%
Fortnite 2060S
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
124 EFps 133 EFps Slightly Better Fortnite EFps.
+7%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 177,446 user samples
71,337 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 83% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 83% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 16th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
106,109 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 4th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
93.5 % 98.9 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts 142 Pts +4%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
270 Pts 283 Pts +5%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
527 Pts 561 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+6%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
752 Pts 1067 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+42%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts 156 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
308 Pts 312 Pts +1%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
611 Pts 623 Pts +2%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
880 Pts 1213 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+38%
Market Share
Based on 22,641,976 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.77 % 2.28 % Hugely higher market share.
+196%
Value
Value For Money
102 % Slightly better value.
+12%
91.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
179 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
169 %
Price
Price (score)
$200 Much cheaper.
+46%
$369
Age
Newest
13 Months 13 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
880 Pts 1222 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+39%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
757 Pts 1082 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+43%
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
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 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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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 eight threads, so at $350 (25% cheaper than the 9900K), the 9700K offers far better value for money to gamers. That said for purely gaming there is very little reason not to consider the i5-9600K which, when overclocked, offers almost equivalent gaming performance but at a 35% discount[Oct '18 CPUPro]

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