IntelBX80684I99900KS
IntelBX80684I59400F
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6 Cores, 6 Threads @2.9GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q1 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 40,460 user samples
807 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 94% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 94% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 107%
UFO
39,653 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 51st / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
106 % Faster effective speed.
+28%
82.6 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
152 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+27%
120 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
304 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+28%
238 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
602 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+29%
466 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1128 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+71%
660 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
160 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+27%
126 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
320 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+29%
248 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
637 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+30%
490 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1250 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+75%
714 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,360,284 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.17 % 1.06 % Hugely higher market share.
+524%
Value
Value For Money
86 % 98.7 % Slightly better value.
+15%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % 182 % Hugely more popular.
+214%
Price
Price (score)
$595 $145 Much cheaper.
+76%
Age
Newest
1+ Months Hugely more recent.
+90%
10 Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1717 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+139%
718 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1602 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+140%
668 Pts
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The current gaming king, this 8 core 16 thread monster comes with 4.0GHz base clock with 5.0GHz all core boost but with TDP of 127W. Intel has matured the Skylake 14nm silicon enough to allow even higher clock, better stability and higher IPC, this CPU is refresh of the last-year i9-9900K which is the previous gaming king. This CPU can be overclocked to 5.2GHz all core but beefy air cooler is necessary to keep the CPU from overheating or open loop liquid cooling if you want to keep the CPU as warm as necessary. [Dec '19 ColdSpy]

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Intel’s Core i5-9400F is a hex-core 9th generation Coffee Lake desktop processor. It features base / boost clocks of 2.9 / 4.1 GHz, 9 MB of cache, a 65W TDP and it ships with a cooler but it does not have integrated graphics like the “non-F” variants. Although the 9400F is compatible with the enthusiast grade Z390 chipset it is normally paired with a better value for money B360 motherboard. At its launch the i5-9400F retailed for $180 but prices have dropped to the point ($135) that it now represents an excellent value proposition to gamers. Comparing the i5-9400F to the Ryzen 3600 shows that the 3600 is 8% better for quad-core processing but it costs 40% ($50) more than the 9400F. Ordinarily higher quad-core performance would result in better gaming but the Ryzen 3000 memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency. Gamers can invest the $50 savings in a better GPU, for example by upgrading from an AMD RX 570 to an RX 580. Since the GPU makes the most difference to gaming, the end result is a system which offers far superior real world gaming performance for similar money. For those gamers who demand the best of the best, it is necessary to jump to one of the higher frequency SKUs such as the 9600K but for everyone else the i5-9400F offers unparalleled value. [Aug '19 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) December 2019 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical gamers and desktop 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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Intel Core i5-9400F $145Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $244Crucial MX500 250GB $39
Intel Core i5-9600K $200Nvidia RTX 2060 $324Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $150
Intel Core i7-9700K $360AMD RX 590 $180Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $54
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