IntelBX80684I59600K
IntelBX8070110900K

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

10 Cores, 20 Threads @3.7GHz, Comet Lake.
Release date: Q2 2020.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
280 EFps 313 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+12%
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
110 EFps +1% 109 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps 138 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
135 EFps 142 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+5%
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
133 EFps 135 EFps +2%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 212,592 user samples
195,373 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 23rd / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
17,219 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 95% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 95% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 112%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
94.6 % 102 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
92.2 Pts 92.8 Pts +1%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
135 Pts 153 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+13%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
268 Pts 304 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+13%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
525 Pts 600 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+14%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
750 Pts 1158 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+54%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97 Pts 97.8 Pts +1%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
153 Pts 162 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+6%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
306 Pts 321 Pts +5%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
607 Pts 635 Pts +5%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
878 Pts 1245 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+42%
Market Share
Based on 36,108,661 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.26 % Hugely higher market share.
+180%
0.45 %
Value
Value For Money
105 % Better value.
+22%
85.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
217 % Hugely more popular.
+131%
94 %
Price
Price (score)
$190 Much cheaper.
+64%
$530
Age
Newest
25 Months 6 Months Much more recent.
+76%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts More energy efficient.
+24%
125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 10 cores Much higher core count.
+67%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 20 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+233%
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 5.3 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+15%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
882 Pts 2118 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+140%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
756 Pts 2000 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+165%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Comet Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1200
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'18 Q2'20
Cache
Cache
9 MB SmartCache 20 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.60 GHz 5.30 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 8 GT/s
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015D (130W) PCG 2015D
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 128 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR4-2933
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
41.6 GB/s 45.8 GB/s
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.15 GHz 1.20 GHz
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡
2.0 2
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 3

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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 Comet Lake flagship, the i9-10900K, is the fastest gaming and desktop CPU currently available. This ten-core hyperthreaded processor can easily be overclocked so that all twenty threads run at an eye-watering 5.2 GHz. Whilst its stellar performance is second to none, it comes with a premium price tag of $488 USD. The 10900K also requires a new (Z490) LGA1200 motherboard, which Intel has indicated will remain compatible with Rocket Lake CPUs which are due later this year. Whilst AMD’s competing $420 USD Ryzen 3900X and $675 USD Ryzen 3950X do have a greater number of cores, their lower clock speeds and higher memory latency handicap them in non-rendering use cases. Overall, the 10900K has a 16% effective speed advantage over both the 3900X and 3950X. Users that do a lot of rendering should investigate dedicated hardware encoders such as NVENC and Quick Sync as these are far more efficient than CPU based rendering. Comparing the 10900K and 10700K shows that, when paired with a 2060S, the 10700K offers comparable gaming performance for 20% less money. [Jun '20 CPUPro]

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