Compare Processors: Intel Core i5-9600K vs AMD Athlon X4 860K

Intel Core i5-9600K

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Price
$259.99
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$210.00
Availability In Stock In Stock
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Brand Intel AMD
Model BX80684I59600K AD860KXBJASBX
Release Date October 2018 -
Performance
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24th
133rd
Effective Value
13th
126th
TDP 95 Watts 95 Watts
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Series Core i5 9th Gen Athlon X4
Core Name Coffee Lake Kaveri
Socket LGA1151 FM2+
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 No
CPU Cores 6 4
CPU Threads 6 4
CPU Clock Rate 3700MHz 3700MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4600MHz 4000MHz
CPU Cooler included No Yes
Manufacturing Process 14 nm 28 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB -
Cache L3 1.50MB 0.00MB
Critic Reviews

"While testing the Core i5 9600K the multi-threaded performance was a bit lack-luster, this proc really could have used SMT (Hyper-threading). However, Intel carefully examined the Achilles heel of Ryzen processors and realized that with (and only) very..."

"SummaryEven with the less than optimal cooler taken into account this processor is easily the best value AMD processor we have reviewed to date. What an incredible value!Closing StatementFor budget constrained consumers who are not interested in APU /..."

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Compare Processors: Intel Core i5-9600K vs AMD Athlon X4 860K. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i5-9600K:

  • Monstrously better average performance, around 126%.
  • Much better effective value.
  • 2 more cores.
  • 2 more threads.
  • Integrated VGA In The CPU (Intel UHD Graphics 630).
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+600MHz).

Reasons to pick the AMD Athlon X4 860K:

  • 19% cheaper, you can save $49.99.
  • Includes CPU Cooler.
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