IntelBX80637I73770K
IntelBX80684I59600K

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.5GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date: Q2 2012.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 139,194 user samples
75,856 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% Base clock 4.9 GHz, turbo 6.85 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 51% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 51% Great: 78%
SPEED RANK: 132nd / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
63,338 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
63.9 % 92.9 % Much faster effective speed.
+45%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
105 Pts 137 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+30%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
204 Pts 272 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+33%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
360 Pts 530 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+47%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
527 Pts 753 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+43%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
534 Pts 762 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+43%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
123 Pts 156 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+27%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
242 Pts 308 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+27%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
451 Pts 607 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+35%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
634 Pts 881 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+39%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
636 Pts 877 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+38%
Market Share
Based on 21,154,834 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.41 % 0.9 % Hugely higher market share.
+120%
Value
Value For Money
77.4 % 96.7 % Better value.
+25%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % 158 % Hugely more popular.
+147%
Price
Price (score)
$138 Much cheaper.
+42%
$240
Age
Newest
90 Months 12 Months Hugely more recent.
+87%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
77 Watts More energy efficient.
+19%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 3.7 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4.6 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+18%
Series
CPU Architecture
Ivy Bridge Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1155 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4000 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'12 Q4'18
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 9 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$332.00 - $342.00 $262.00 - $263.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI 8 GT/s DMI3
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
2011D PCG 2015D (130W)
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 1333/1600 DDR4-2666
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
650 MHz 350 MHz
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 & 2x4 Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4

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The third gen Ivy Bridge Core i7-3770K can't really be described as a consumer orientated processor. With 8 threads and four cores its capabilities are better aligned to server use. For price insensitive consumers that want the best of the best, this is currently one of the fastest processors available. The PassMark Single Thread score of 2080 points put the 3770K right at the top of the pack in terms of raw processing power and real world performance. The GeekBench and PassMark scores of 17210 and 9653 are within 20% or so of the best we have ever seen. Despite the near record breaking processing throughputs the 3770K is only rated at 77 TDP, which is also very reasonable by historical standards. For typical consumer use there are better value propositions out there. [May '13 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 ($30+). 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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