Compare Processors: Intel Core i5-9600K vs Core i3-7100

Intel Core i5-9600K

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Intel Core i3-7100

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Price
$259.99
Prime Eligible Item
$175.95
Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - 85
Brand Intel Intel
Model BX80684I59600K BX80677I37100
Release Date October 2018 January 2017
Performance
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24th
98th
Effective Value
12th
64th
TDP 95 Watts 51 Watts
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Series Core i5 9th Gen Core i3 7th Gen
Core Name Coffee Lake Kaby Lake
Socket LGA1151 LGA1151
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 Intel HD Graphics 630
CPU Cores 6 2
CPU Threads 6 4
CPU Clock Rate 3700MHz 3900MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4600MHz -
CPU Cooler included No Yes
Manufacturing Process 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB 64GB
Cache L3 1.50MB 3.00MB
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..."

"There's never been a better time to buy a processor for under $125. AMD's latest processors have shaken up the low-cost landscape, so now you can find quad-core models with gaming-capable integrated graphics for a mere $100. Intel's response has brought..."

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Compare Processors: Intel Core i5-9600K vs Core i3-7100. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i5-9600K:

  • Hugely better average performance, around 65%.
  • Slightly better effective value.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 21 months later.
  • 4 more cores.
  • 2 more threads.

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i3-7100:

  • 32% cheaper, you can save $84.04.
  • Around 46% lower thermal design power.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+200MHz).
  • Includes CPU Cooler.
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