IntelBX80684I99900K
AMD100-100000031BOX
CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
298 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+28%
233 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
108 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+7%
101 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+5%
131 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
137 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+15%
119 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
149 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+14%
131 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,367,283 user samples
387,071 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 25th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 97%
Nuclear submarine
980,212 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 4.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 107th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
97.6 % Faster effective speed.
+17%
83.7 %
05 Nov20|Techpowerup
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review
9 % FarC5 28%, BFV 7%, Witcher3 3%, Civ6 16%, ACO 12%, MetroEx 4%, Sekiro 25%, Wolf2 2% SotTR 3%, Rage2 1%
05 Nov20|Techpowerup
AMD Ryzen 5 5800X Review
10 % FarC5 28%, BFV 7%, Rage2 2%, Witcher3 3%, Civ6 16%, ACO 12%, MetroEx 4%, Sekiro 25%, Wolf2 2% SotTR 3%
28 May20|Techpowerup
Intel Core i5-10400F Review - Six ...
9 % FarC5 27%, BFV 7%, Witcher3 3%, Civ6 16%, ACO 14%, MetroEx 4%, Sekiro 24%, Wolf2 1% SotTR 3%, Rage2 2%
21 May20|Optimum Tech
Intel i5-10600K Review - 6-core Ga...
20 % FarC5 35%, OverW 21%, SotTR 32%, RDR2 9%, StarWJFO 31%, CSGO 12%, R6S 4%
14 Nov19|PCGamer
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X review
12 % Hitm2 12%, FarC5 27%, StrangeB 2%, TWarW2 15%, SotTR 25%, ACO 8%, MetroEx 3%, MESoW 12%, Divis2 5%
28 May20|Gamers Nexus
Best CPUs of 2020 So Far (Gaming, ...
19 % OC SotTR 23% OC, F119 23% OC, Divis2 10% OC
28 May20|Gamers Nexus
Best CPUs of 2020 So Far (Gaming, ...
15 % Hitm2 14%, SotTR 19%, F119 18%, Divis2 11%
30 Oct19|Gamers Nexus
Intel i9-9900KS Review: Overclocki...
20 % OC TWarW2 21% OC, F118 16% OC, GTAV 24% OC
30 Oct19|Gamers Nexus
Intel i9-9900KS Review: Overclocki...
19 % Hitm2 23%, TWarW2 15%, F118 17%, GTAV 17%, SotTR 23%
10 Mar21|HardwareLUXX
Processor non grata: Rocket Lake-S...
12 % BFV 17%, SotTR 10%, MetroEx 10%, Divis2 10%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
92.9 Pts Lower memory latency.
+19%
78 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
130 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
280 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+9%
256 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
548 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+14%
480 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1011 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+26%
800 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.4 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+14%
85.8 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
153 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+12%
137 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
304 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+12%
272 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
605 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+13%
536 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1156 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+33%
872 Pts
Market Share
Based on 46,444,249 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.3 % 4.11 % Hugely higher market share.
+216%
Value
Value For Money
93.7 % Better value.
+11%
84.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
84 % 93 % More popular.
+11%
Price
Price (score)
$322 $270 Cheaper.
+16%
Age
Newest
35 Months 26 Months More recent.
+26%
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 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+19%
4.2 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1585 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+41%
1127 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1448 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+39%
1044 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen2
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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AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 is a 6-core, 12-threaded processor which succeeds the Ryzen 5 2600 improving upon it by 13% in terms of overclocked performance. The 3600 is in competition with Intel’s 6-core i5-9600K. AMD continues to push the multi-core performance envelope: benchmarks show that the 3600 has a 27% overclocked 64-core lead over the 9600K but that the i5-9600K leads by 14% on single to hex core workloads which translates to 10% higher EFps in most of the today’s top games (e.g. PUBG, GTAV and CSGO). Additionally, the 3600's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which adversely impacts gaming. Weaknesses in memory architecture are not readily picked up by CPU benchmarks but they are apparent whilst gaming. Cheaper CPUs such as the 9400F deliver better gaming performance in nearly all of today’s popular games. At $190 USD, the 3600 offers good value for purely workstation tasks such as film production but streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. The masterfully hyped Ryzen 3600 may well be the best CPU for multimedia producers on a tight budget but in today's market there are faster and less expensive alternatives for gamers, streamers and general desktop users. [Jun '19 CPUPro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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