IntelBX80684I99900K
AMDYD2600BBAFBOX

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2018.

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6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 268,618 user samples
75,767 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 83% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 83% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 101%
UFO
192,851 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 61% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 61% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 71st / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
101 % Much faster effective speed.
+35%
74.6 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
146 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+32%
111 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
288 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+33%
217 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
568 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+35%
420 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1063 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+53%
693 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1510 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+66%
908 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+29%
121 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
311 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+30%
240 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
619 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+31%
473 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1219 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+54%
789 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1661 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+64%
1012 Pts
Market Share
Based on 19,453,985 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.37 % 3.02 % Hugely higher market share.
+120%
Value
Value For Money
87 % 91.9 % Slightly better value.
+6%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
120 % Slightly more popular.
+14%
105 %
Price
Price (score)
$479 $130 Much cheaper.
+73%
Age
Newest
10 Months Much more recent.
+38%
16 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 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 Much higher thread count.
+33%
12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+28%
3.9 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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The Intel i9-9900K is an 8 core, 16 thread, unlocked 9th generation Coffee Lake processor. It has a base / boost clocks of 3.6 / 4.7 GHz and a single-core boost of 5.0 GHz (the highest frequency achieved yet from this class of Intel CPU). It features 16 MB of cache, a 95W TDP and Intel UHD 630 graphics. The 9900K is compatible with the new Z390 chipset, and subject to a BIOS update, is also compatible with the older Z370 chipset. Aimed at users who do not wish to compromise, the i9-9900K offers the best gaming and desktop experience available at any price. Heavy workstation users should consider the Ryzen 9 3900X which is similarly priced. Comparing the overclocked 3900X shows that it is just 10% worse for gaming and desktop (sub octa-core) but around 40% better for 64-core computations. Gamers should consider the 9700K which offers identical overclocked gaming performance at a $100 USD discount. [Oct '18 CPUPro]

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The Ryzen 5 2600, from AMD’s second generation (Zen+) of high-end desktop Ryzen processors, supersedes the first generation Ryzen 5 1600. The newer generation sees a lithography reduction from 14nm to 12nm, but no increase in the number of cores and threads (6 and 12 respectively) over the ground-breaking first generation which continues to surpass similarly priced Intel CPUs in terms of multi-core performance. In other words, progress between generations is predominantly driven by power efficiency and therefore higher attainable clock speeds. The 2600 appears to have a stock base/boost clock of 3.4 / 3.9 GHz compared to the 1600’s 3.2 / 3.6 GHz which is expected to result in a modest increase in effective speed that said, early benchmarks are inconclusive. Included in the expected retail price of about $200 is a Wraith Stealth cooler, so the 2600, like the 1600 before it, represents great value for money, especially for workstation users. The 2600 compliments the new 400 series motherboards and is also backwards compatible with the 300 series following a bios update. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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