IntelBX80684I99900K
IntelBX8070110600K

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @4.1GHz, Comet Lake.
Release date: Q2 2020.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
298 EFps +5% 284 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
108 EFps +2% 106 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps 139 EFps +1%
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
137 EFps 139 EFps +1%
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
149 EFps Slightly Better Fortnite EFps.
+7%
139 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 433,419 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
46,348 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 34th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
97.6 % +2% 95.2 %
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4 % OC SotTR 5% OC, F119 5% OC, TWarTKC 3% OC, Divis2 1% OC
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1 % BFV 1%, SotTR 1%, MetroEx 3%, Divis2 1%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
92.9 Pts +1% 91.6 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts +1% 141 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
280 Pts +1% 276 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
548 Pts +3% 531 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1011 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+16%
874 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.4 Pts +0% 97 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
153 Pts +1% 152 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
304 Pts +1% 301 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
605 Pts +2% 593 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1156 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+20%
965 Pts
Market Share
Based on 46,444,249 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.3 % Hugely higher market share.
+217%
0.41 %
Value
Value For Money
93.7 % 100 % Slightly better value.
+7%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
84 % 94 % More popular.
+12%
Price
Price (score)
$322 $230 Cheaper.
+29%
Age
Newest
35 Months 16 Months Much more recent.
+54%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts More energy efficient.
+24%
125 Watts
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 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4.1 GHz Faster base frequency.
+14%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz +4% 4.8 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1585 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+31%
1214 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1448 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+30%
1111 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Comet Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1200
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'18 Q2'20
Cache
Cache
16 MB SmartCache 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
5.00 GHz 4.80 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 8 GT/s
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015D (130W) PCG 2015D
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 128 GB
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡
2.0 2
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 3

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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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Intel’s tenth gen, six-core i5-10600K is one of the fastest consumer CPUs currently available. Out of the box, its maximum all core frequency is 4.5 GHz, but a simple overclock allows all 12 threads to hit 5.0 GHz. Although a new Z490 (LGA1200) motherboard is required, Intel have indicated that LGA1200 will remain compatible with Rocket Lake CPUs which are due later this year. The eight-core Ryzen 3700X currently competes in the 10600K’s price bracket. CPU based encoding is akin to using hair clippers on a lawn but If dedicated hardware such as NVENC or QuickSync is not an option, the 3700X can outperform the 10600K in encoding workloads such as UserBenchmark 64-core, Cinebench, Blender-CPU and Handbrake-CPU. Meanwhile, the 10600K is better for almost everything else. Currently, the real problem with the 10600K, and much of the Comet Lake line up, is availability. Whilst there was a paper launch in Q2 2020, at the time of writing, the 10600K is still largely unavailable for purchase. In order to achieve better value for money, without compromising on gaming performance, it is necessary to consider the older generation 9600K which is 26% cheaper and offers similar gaming performance. [Jun '20 CPUPro]

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