IntelBX80684I99900K
AMD100-100000065BOX

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.7GHz, Zen3.
Release date: Q4 2020.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
298 EFps 310 EFps +4%
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
108 EFps Slightly Better GTAV EFps.
+7%
101 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps +3% 134 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
137 EFps +5% 131 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
149 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+24%
120 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 566,947 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%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 97%
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179,876 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 4.75 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 85% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 85% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 33rd / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 96%
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Desktop
Desktop 99%
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Workstation
Workstation 90%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
97.6 % +1% 96.2 %
05 Nov20|Techpowerup
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Review
0 % BFV 1%, Witcher3 1%, ACO 9%, MetroEx 0%, Sekiro 2% FarC5 1%, SotTR 3%, Rage2 2%, Civ6 3%, Wolf2 1%
05 Nov20|Techpowerup
AMD Ryzen 5 5800X Review
1 % BFV 1%, Rage2 1%, Witcher3 1%, ACO 9%, MetroEx 0%, Sekiro 2% FarC5 1%, SotTR 3%, Civ6 3%, Wolf2 1%
10 Mar21|HardwareLUXX
Processor non grata: Rocket Lake-S...
BFV 4% 1 % SotTR 4%, MetroEx 0%, Divis2 4%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
92.9 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+6%
87.4 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts 154 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
280 Pts 304 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+9%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
548 Pts 564 Pts +3%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1011 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+10%
921 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.4 Pts +2% 95.1 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
153 Pts 162 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+6%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
304 Pts 319 Pts +5%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
605 Pts 634 Pts +5%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1156 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+16%
993 Pts
Market Share
Based on 46,442,765 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.29 % 3.34 % Hugely higher market share.
+159%
Value
Value For Money
93.7 % 97 % +4%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
84 % 92 % Slightly more popular.
+10%
Price
Price (score)
$322 $270 Cheaper.
+16%
Age
Newest
35 Months 10 Months Much more recent.
+71%
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 3.7 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+9%
4.6 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1585 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+24%
1278 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1448 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+22%
1185 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen3
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 5600X is both the entry-level and best value for money 5000 series CPU. The 5600X is a hex-core 12 thread processor with a base clock speed of 3.7 GHz boosting to 4.6 GHz. It has 35 MB of cache and a TDP rating of 65W. A cooler is included in the MSRP of $300 USD, but cheap after-market coolers (such as the $20 GAMMAXX 400) are far more effective and therefore worth the upgrade. Notably, AMD’s new Zen 3 architecture has vastly improved single-core performance and lower memory latency, which leads to a significant effective speed advantage over its predecessor, the 3600X. Last year, AMD’s class-leading marketers secured significant sales of the 3000 series CPUs despite a 15% performance deficit against lower priced Intel parts. The games, specific scenes, software/hardware settings and choice of competing hardware were often cherry picked, undisclosed and inconsistent from one product to the next. Now that AMD have actually achieved both top tier performance and market share, their marketing machinery is focused on price hikes. Users that do not wish to pay a marketing premium should investigate Intel’s $175 USD 11400F, which, when paired with a 2060 Super, delivers higher EFps in four out of five of today’s most popular games. Allocating the savings to a higher tier GPU will result in a far superior gaming PC. [Nov '20 CPUPro]

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