Compare Processors: Intel Core i5-9600K vs Core 2 Q9550

Intel Core i5-9600K

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Price
$259.99
Prime Eligible Item
$199.00
Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - -
Brand Intel Intel
Model BX80684I59600K BX80569Q9550
Release Date October 2018 -
Performance
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24th
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Effective Value
14th
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TDP 95 Watts 65 Watts
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Series Core i5 9th Gen Core 2 Quad
Core Name Coffee Lake Yorkfield
Socket LGA1151 LGA775
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 No
CPU Cores 6 4
CPU Threads 6 4
CPU Clock Rate 3700MHz 2830MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4600MHz -
CPU Cooler included No Yes
Manufacturing Process 14 nm 45 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..."

"Intels Core 2 Quad Q9550 is just one model below the most powerful processor in this series, the Q9650.Although its clock speed of 2.83 GHz is 6% lower than its big brothers 3 GHz, we measured its performance to be 2.4% behind the more powerful..."

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Compare Processors: Intel Core i5-9600K vs Core 2 Q9550. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i5-9600K:

  • 2 more cores.
  • 2 more threads.
  • Integrated VGA In The CPU (Intel UHD Graphics 630).
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+870MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel Core 2 Q9550:

  • 23% cheaper, you can save $60.99.
  • Around 32% lower thermal design power.
  • Includes CPU Cooler.
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