IntelBX80648I75930K
IntelBX80684I59600K

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.5GHz, Haswell-E.
Release date: Q3 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 87,356 user samples
19,158 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 61% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 61% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 67th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
68,198 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% 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
75 % 92.6 % Faster effective speed.
+24%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts 137 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+26%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
217 Pts 271 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+25%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
424 Pts 528 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+25%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
683 Pts 750 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+10%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
856 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+14%
753 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
133 Pts 155 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+17%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
264 Pts 309 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+17%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
523 Pts 610 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+17%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
846 Pts 889 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+5%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1037 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+17%
884 Pts
Market Share
Based on 21,082,355 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.09 % 0.9 % Hugely higher market share.
+900%
Value
Value For Money
70.4 % 96.5 % Much better value.
+37%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % 156 % Hugely more popular.
+140%
Price
Price (score)
$350 $240 Much cheaper.
+31%
Age
Newest
62 Months 12 Months Hugely more recent.
+81%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts 95 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
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
3.7 GHz 4.6 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+24%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell-E Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA2011-V3 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'14 Q4'18
Cache
Cache
15 MB SmartCache 9 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, AES Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$583.00 - $594.00 $262.00 - $263.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
0 GT/s 8 GT/s DMI3
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4 1333/1600/2133 DDR4-2666
Memory Channels
Max # of Memory Channels
4 2
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
68 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
None Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Package Size
Package Size
52.5mm x 45.0mm 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
40 16

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The Intel 5930K is Intel's new middle tier Haswell-E prosumer CPU. This model has base/turbo clocks of 3.5/3.7 GHz and sports 6 physical cores with 12 hyperthreads. The 5930K offers enormous processing throughput but like its Haswell-E siblings it lacks in single and dual-core speed. Comparing the 5930K and 4790K shows that the 4790K offers nearly 20% more single and dual core throughput and is priced nearly 40% lower than the 5930K. The 5930K does win hands down on multi-core workloads but these are not generally relevant to consumers. Finally since the Haswell-E architecture is coupled with the X99 chipset it requires far more expensive DDR4 RAM with offers little upside over DDR3. [Sep '14 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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