IntelBX80671I76900K
IntelBX80684I59600K

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.2GHz, Broadwell-E.
Release date: Q2 2016.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 69,123 user samples
3,918 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 49th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier
65,205 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
81.4 % 93.1 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+14%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
115 Pts 137 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+19%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
228 Pts 272 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+19%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
459 Pts 531 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+16%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
851 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+13%
756 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1174 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+54%
764 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
134 Pts 156 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+16%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
268 Pts 308 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+15%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
537 Pts 609 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+13%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1039 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+18%
884 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1373 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+56%
882 Pts
Market Share
Based on 21,111,344 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 0.9 % Insanely higher market share.
+4,400%
Value
Value For Money
61.1 % 97 % Much better value.
+59%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % 157 % Hugely more popular.
+171%
Price
Price (score)
$786 $240 Much cheaper.
+69%
Age
Newest
40 Months 12 Months Much more recent.
+70%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts 95 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
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
3.2 GHz 3.7 GHz Faster base frequency.
+16%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+15%
Series
CPU Architecture
Broadwell-E Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA2011-V3 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'16 Q4'18
Cache
Cache
20 MB 9 MB SmartCache
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
N/A $262.00 - $263.00
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
128 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4 2400/2133 DDR4-2666
Memory Channels
Max # of Memory Channels
4 2
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
None Intel® UHD Graphics 630
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 Core i7-6900K is one of four new Broadwell-E prosumer CPUs. This model has eight cores with base and turbo frequencies of 3.2 and 4.0 GHz respectively. The 6900K is based on a 14 nm architecture, it has a TDP of 140 watts, 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes and no integrated graphics. Because of its MSRP of $1,100, the 6900K only makes sense for very niche use cases which include top end graphics design and video production. Comparing the 6900K and 6700K shows that for typical desktop use the 6900K only offers a gain of around 12% for a whopping three fold price increase. This is because desktop computing largely depends on single core performance and the Skylake i7-6700K is both clocked higher and has higher IPC due to its one generation lead over the 6900K. That said, as a workstation CPU the 6900K is bested only by the $2,000 flagship ten core 6950X. (6900K vs 6950X[Jun '16 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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