IntelBX80684I79700K
IntelBX80684I59600K

8 Cores, 8 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2018.

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

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
287 EFps +2% 280 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
109 EFps 110 EFps +1%
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
137 EFps 138 EFps +1%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
136 EFps +1% 135 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
145 EFps Slightly Better Fortnite EFps.
+9%
133 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 872,027 user samples
550,833 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 106th / 1459
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
321,194 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 129th / 1459
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
96.9 % +4% 93.2 %
14 Nov19|PCGamer
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X review
8 % Hitm2 18%, FarC5 7%, StrangeB 0%, TWarW2 10%, SotTR 19%, ACO 12%, MESoW 3%, Divis2 6% MetroEx 1%
10 Mar21|HardwareLUXX
Processor non grata: Rocket Lake-S...
16 % BFV 1%, SotTR 27%, MetroEx 9%, Divis2 27%
05 Nov20|Techpowerup
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review
3 % FarC5 3%, BFV 6%, Rage2 6%, Witcher3 0%, Civ6 7%, ACO 12%, Sekiro 1% SotTR 0%, MetroEx 1%, Wolf2 0%
28 May20|Techpowerup
Intel Core i5-10400F Review - Six ...
3 % FarC5 3%, BFV 6%, Rage2 6%, Witcher3 0%, Civ6 7%, ACO 12%, Sekiro 1% SotTR 0%, MetroEx 1%, Wolf2 0%
28 May20|Gamers Nexus
Best CPUs of 2020 So Far (Gaming, ...
7 % OC SotTR 8% OC, F119 14% OC, TWarTKC 0% OC
28 May20|Gamers Nexus
Best CPUs of 2020 So Far (Gaming, ...
14 % SotTR 16%, F119 22%, TWarTKC 4%
30 Oct19|Gamers Nexus
Intel i9-9900KS Review: Overclocki...
5 % OC Hitm2 17% OC, F118 2% OC, GTAV 1% OC, SotTR 7% OC TWarW2 1% OC
30 Oct19|Gamers Nexus
Intel i9-9900KS Review: Overclocki...
13 % Hitm2 24%, TWarW2 9%, F118 6%, GTAV 8%, SotTR 15%
20 Oct20|Tom's Hardware
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Review: Non-X Mar...
10 % Hitm2 11%, FarC5 9%, AotS 16%, WarhDoW3 10%, ProjC2 9%, GTAV 5%, Civ6 13%, FinFant15 7%, WoT 7%, Divis2 8%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
90.9 Pts 91 Pts +0%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
140 Pts +4% 135 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
279 Pts +4% 268 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
552 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+5%
525 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
964 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+40%
688 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.6 Pts +0% 96.5 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
155 Pts +1% 153 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
309 Pts +1% 306 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
618 Pts +2% 604 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1123 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+37%
822 Pts
Market Share
Based on 68,236,418 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.74 % Much higher market share.
+78%
0.98 %
Value
Value For Money
101 % 114 % Better value.
+12%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
93 % +1% 92 %
Price
Price (score)
$235 $135 Much cheaper.
+43%
Age
Newest
68 Months 68 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
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
4.9 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+7%
4.6 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
1145 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+35%
848 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
1001 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+40%
717 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 UHD 630
Cache
Cache
12 MB SmartCache 9 MB SmartCache
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$374.00 - $385.00 $262.00 - $263.00
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.90 GHz 4.60 GHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.20 GHz 1.15 GHz

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Intel’s Core i7-9700K is an unlocked 9th generation Coffee Lake CPU. It is an 8 core, 8 thread processor. The 9700K features 12 MB of cache, a 95W TDP and Intel UHD 630 graphics. Like the other 9th generation chips, it is compatible with Intel’s new Z390 chipset as well as last years Z370 chipset (with an updated BIOS). The 9700K has stock base / boost clocks of 3.6 / 4.6 GHz and a single core boost of 4.9 GHz (compared to 3.6, 4.7 and 5.0 GHz for the flagship 9900K). This translates to almost identical single, quad and octa core performance between the 9900K and 9700K. Mainstream PC games do not benefit from more than six threads, so at $350 (25% cheaper than the 9900K), the 9700K offers far better value for money to gamers. That said gamers have very little reason not to consider the i5-9600K which, when overclocked, offers almost equivalent performance at a 35% discount[Oct '18 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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