IntelBX80684I99900K
IntelBX80684I59600K

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

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6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.7GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2018.

CSGO 2060S
Dust 2 1080p Max
253 EFps 258 EFps +2%
GTAV 2060S
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
94 EFps 97 EFps +3%
Overwatch 2060S
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
117 EFps 119 EFps +2%
PUBG 2060S
M249 Training 1080p Max
123 EFps +4% 118 EFps
Fortnite 2060S
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
135 EFps Slightly Better Fortnite EFps.
+9%
124 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 178,809 user samples
111,487 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 1196
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 100%
UFO
67,322 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 12th / 1196
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
100 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
94.5 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
145 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+5%
138 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
287 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+5%
273 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
565 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+6%
533 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1052 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+39%
758 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1497 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+96%
765 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts 156 Pts +1%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
310 Pts 312 Pts +1%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
618 Pts 619 Pts +0%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1201 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+34%
894 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1654 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+83%
902 Pts
Market Share
Based on 21,858,256 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.73 % Hugely higher market share.
+88%
0.92 %
Value
Value For Money
86.5 % 104 % Better value.
+20%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
148 % 168 % Slightly more popular.
+14%
Price
Price (score)
$472 $195 Much cheaper.
+59%
Age
Newest
13 Months 13 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+167%
6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
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
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 UHD 630
Cache
Cache
16 MB SmartCache 9 MB SmartCache
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$488.00 - $499.00 $262.00 - $263.00
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.20 GHz 1.15 GHz
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
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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 hex-core i5-9600K is third in Intel’s line-up of 9th generation Coffee Lake CPUs. It has a TDP of 95W and requires an aftermarket cooler ($30+). The 9600K was designed to be overclocked. Once this is enabled in the BIOS (requires a Z-series motherbaord), the 9600K runs 10% faster. In terms of performance, the i5-9600K is almost unbeatable for desktop users and it has sufficient multi-core performance to handle all but the most demanding workstation tasks. For Heavy workstation users the Ryzen 3000 series offers great 64-core performance at a very competitive price. For example the overclocked Ryzen 3600 is approximately 13% worse for gaming and desktop (sub octa-core tasks) but it is 27% faster for 64-core processing. At stock clocks the i5-9600K is around 8% slower than Intel’s flagship i9-9900K but when both are overclocked, the 9600K closes the gaming gap to within two or three percent. Considering that the 9900K is the fastest gaming processor available, and almost twice the price of the 9600K, this is no small feat. The i5-9600K is aimed squarely at gamers who are not willing to compromise on performance but don't want to pay more than they need to. [Oct '18 CPUPro]

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