IntelBX80673I99980X
IntelBX80684I59600K

18 Cores, 36 Threads @3.00 GHz, Skylake.
Release date ≈ Q4 2018.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 76,735 user samples
709 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 38th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 133%
UFO
76,026 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 17th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87 % 93.6 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
127 Pts 137 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
253 Pts 270 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+7%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
486 Pts 528 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+9%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
972 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+30%
750 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
145 Pts 155 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+7%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
287 Pts 309 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+8%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
553 Pts 604 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+9%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1112 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+27%
877 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,582,007 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.74 % Insanely higher market share.
+7,300%
Value
Value For Money
58.7 % 102 % Much better value.
+75%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % 177 % Hugely more popular.
+195%
Price
Price (score)
$1,164 $200 Hugely cheaper.
+83%
Age
Newest
12+ Months Slightly more recent.
+8%
13 Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
3323 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+277%
881 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
2823 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+273%
756 Pts
Cache
Cache
24.75 MB SmartCache 9 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
N/A $262.00 - $263.00
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2017X PCG 2015D (130W)
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
128 GB 64 GB
Memory Channels
Max # of Memory Channels
4 2
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
44 16

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The new i9-9980XE is pretty much a rebrand of the 7980XE. Comparing the 7980XE to its twin, the 9980XE shows a 5% performance bump. Not so much considering you will have to pay another 2,000 $. With 18 cores and 36 threads, this thing seems identical. The only thing they changed is they went from 2.60 GHz base clock to 3.00 GHz. The thing is, the turbo clock is almost the same. In fact, using Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency it's just a 100 MHz difference. So is the 9980XE actually a very similar but different CPU, or is it a slightly overclocked i9-7980XE? Apparently, the base clock is the only thing that's changed. But it's probably just a i9-7980XE but overclocked out of the factory. We will have to see as more information comes out about this ''rebrand'' of the 7980XE. [Jul '19 CrylicArk]

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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 (such as the $20 GAMMAXX 400). 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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