Intel
IntelBX80684I59600K
  

Release date ≤ Q2 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 52,674 user samples
955 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 58% Base clock 3.35 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 41% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 41% Great: 58%
SPEED RANK: 256th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
51,719 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 12th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
51.5 % 93.1 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+81%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
86.7 Pts 137 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+58%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
168 Pts 272 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+62%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
293 Pts 531 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+81%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
416 Pts 753 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+81%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
420 Pts 760 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+81%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
93.8 Pts 155 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+65%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
182 Pts 310 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+70%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
343 Pts 615 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+79%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
450 Pts 887 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+97%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
451 Pts 889 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+97%
Market Share
Based on 20,308,652 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 1.05 % Insanely higher market share.
+10,400%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 147 % Hugely more popular.
+188%
Age
Newest
65+ Months 11 Months Hugely more recent.
+83%
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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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CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-9400F $140Nvidia GTX 1660 $220Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $70
Intel Core i5-9600K $225Nvidia GTX 1660-Ti $275Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $105
Intel Core i7-9700K $350Nvidia RTX 2060S (Super) $429Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $230
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Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $39Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $70SanDisk Extreme 64GB $88
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $37G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $799SanDisk Extreme 32GB $48
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $64Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $73SanDisk Extreme 16GB $24
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