IntelBX8070811700K
IntelBX80684I59600K

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Rocket Lake.
Release date: Q1 2021.

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

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
306 EFps Slightly Better CSGO EFps.
+9%
280 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
109 EFps 110 EFps +1%
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
146 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+6%
138 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
147 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+9%
135 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
136 EFps +2% 133 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 258,779 user samples
976 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 97% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 97% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 1307
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 111%
UFO
257,803 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 39th / 1307
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
109 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
93.5 %
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Processor non grata: Rocket Lake-S...
22 % BFV 7%, SotTR 32%, MetroEx 21%, Divis2 30%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
87.5 Pts 91.8 Pts +5%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
184 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+37%
134 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
365 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+38%
264 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
695 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+35%
516 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1241 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+71%
724 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.6 Pts 96.8 Pts +1%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
192 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+27%
151 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
385 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+28%
301 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
751 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+26%
595 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1444 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+68%
858 Pts
Market Share
Based on 42,058,172 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.31 % 0.93 % Hugely higher market share.
+200%
Value
Value For Money
98 % 101 % +3%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
92 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
86 %
Price
Price (score)
$405 $212 Much cheaper.
+48%
Age
Newest
1 Months Hugely more recent.
+97%
29 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 95 Watts More energy efficient.
+24%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+167%
6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.7 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+9%
4.6 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1837 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+113%
861 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1712 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+134%
732 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Rocket Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1200 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 750 UHD 630
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The i7-11700K is the second fastest CPU in Intel’s 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S lineup which brings higher IPC (early samples indicate +19%) and 50% stronger integrated graphics. There are also 500 series chipset improvements including: 20 PCIe4 CPU lanes (up from 16) and USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20 Gbps up from 10 Gbps). Rocket Lake’s IPC uplift translates to around a 10% faster Effective Speed than both Intel's 10th Gen and AMD’s 5000 series. Despite Intel’s performance lead, AMD continues to outsell Intel. Given the scale of Intel's operation, it’s inexplicable that their marketing remains so neglected. Little effort is made to counter widespread disinformation such as: “it uses too much electricity” or the classic: “it needs more cores”. Intel’s marketing samples are routinely distributed to reviewers that appear better incentivized to bury Intel's products rather than review them. Not enabling XMP or only testing with BIOS power limits enabled is akin to leaving the handbrake on during a race. Mind-numbing “scientific” and rendering benchmarks are presented as gospel. Different games, mostly unplayed by real users, are cherry picked for each “review”. When it's convenient, canned game benchmarks are chosen such as Ulletical’s CSGO which runs at nearly double the in-game fps. Credible benchmark data, which necessarily includes replicable video footage from popular games, is the exception rather than the rule. At every release, AMD’s marketers coordinate narratives to ensure another feast of blue blubber. Nonetheless, towards the end of 2021, Intel’s Golden Cove is due to offer an additional 20-30% performance increase. At that time, with a net 30-40% performance lead, Intel will probably regain significant market share despite AMD's class-leading marketing. In the meantime, most PC gamers need look no further than the 11400F. [Feb '21 CPUPro]

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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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