IntelBX80637I73770K
IntelBX80684I59600K

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 130,399 user samples
85,696 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 57% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 57% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 120th / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
44,703 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 120% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 92% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 92% Great: 120%
SPEED RANK: 29th / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
74.7 % 105 % Much faster effective speed.
+41%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
106 Pts 138 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+30%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
366 Pts 533 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+46%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
539 Pts 764 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+42%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts 156 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+25%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
464 Pts 611 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+32%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
646 Pts 892 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+38%
Market Share
Based on 18,553,809 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.49 % 1.1 % Hugely higher market share.
+124%
Value
Value For Money
73.9 % 112 % Much better value.
+51%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
69 % 71 % +3%
Price
Price (score)
$300 $247 Cheaper.
+18%
Age
Newest
87 Months 9 Months Hugely more recent.
+90%
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%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
124 Pts 149 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+20%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
127 Pts 162 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+28%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
451 Pts 583 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+29%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
467 Pts 648 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+39%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
636 Pts 842 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+32%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
631 Pts 955 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+51%
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 the latest line-up of Intel’s 9th generation of unlocked CPUs based on their refreshed Coffee Lake 14nm architecture. This round of releases also includes the 8 core, 8 thread i7-9700K and the flagship 8 core, 16 thread i9-9900K, out of which the 9600K at USD $280 is the value leader. The 9600K supersedes last year’s similarly priced 6 core 8600K and out of the box operates at higher clocks: base 3.7 GHz vs 3.6 GHz, all core 4.3 GHz vs 4.1 GHz and single 4.6 GHz vs 4.3 GHz. The 9600K has a TDP of 95W and will require a large cooler to match. The new Z390 or last years Z370 chipset with a BIOS update are both supported. Intensive multi-threaded task masters would do better to spend a similar amount on the Ryzen 7 2700X, where an extra USD $10 buys 2 more cores and 10 more threads resulting in multi-core benchmarks 70% higher than for the 9600K. However, for the vast majority of users that undertake up to quad-core workloads, the 9600K offers very reasonable bang for your buck, and when fully overclocked, almost second to none performance for gamers. [Oct '18 CPUPro]

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