IntelBX80684I99900K
AMDYD2600BBAFBOX

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

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

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
298 EFps Much Better CSGO EFps.
+51%
198 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
108 EFps Better GTAV EFps.
+12%
96 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps +2% 135 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
137 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+21%
113 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
149 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+30%
115 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,001,891 user samples
363,094 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 25th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 97%
Nuclear submarine
638,797 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 200th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
97.7 % Faster effective speed.
+28%
76.3 %
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21 % FarC5 45%, BFV 27%, SotTR 2%, Rage2 1%, Witcher3 6%, Civ6 37%, ACO 19%, MetroEx 12%, Sekiro 44%, Wolf2 18%
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Intel i5-10600K Review - 6-core Ga...
40 % FarC5 51%, OverW 40%, SotTR 54%, RDR2 12%, StarWJFO 42%, CSGO 62%, R6S 16%
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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X review
26 % Hitm2 38%, FarC5 43%, StrangeB 0%, TWarW2 36%, SotTR 47%, ACO 21%, MetroEx 14%, MESoW 16%, Divis2 14%
30 Oct19|Gamers Nexus
Intel i9-9900KS Review: Overclocki...
42 % Hitm2 49%, TWarW2 31%, GTAV 42%, SotTR 46%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
92.6 Pts Lower memory latency.
+19%
78 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+32%
108 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
282 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+34%
211 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
551 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+37%
401 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1013 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+53%
664 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.5 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+14%
85.9 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
153 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+33%
115 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
304 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+33%
228 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
606 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+35%
450 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1165 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+56%
746 Pts
Market Share
Based on 44,925,677 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.33 % 1.79 % Much higher market share.
+35%
Value
Value For Money
90.7 % +4% 87.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
82 % Slightly more popular.
+5%
78 %
Price
Price (score)
$364 $170 Much cheaper.
+53%
Age
Newest
33 Months More recent.
+15%
39 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 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
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1584 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+64%
967 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1446 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+65%
874 Pts
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 workstation users. The 2600 compliments the new 400 series motherboards and is also backwards compatible with the 300 series following a bios update. Even though the 2600 is plausible for multimedia production streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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