Compare Processors: Intel Core i5-9600K vs Core i5-6400 Skylake

Intel Core i5-9600K

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Intel Core i5-6400 Skylake

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Price
$280.81
$304.59
Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - 89
Brand Intel Intel
Model BX80684I59600K BX80662I56400
Release Date October 2018 September 2015
Performance
(Charts)
23rd
92nd
Effective Value
15th
107th
TDP 95 Watts 65 Watts
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Pros -
  • Low power consumption under both idle and load
  • Great performance
Cons -
  • Not much faster than Haswell
Series Core i5 9th Gen Core i5 6th Gen
Core Name Coffee Lake Skylake
Socket LGA1151 LGA1151
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 HD Graphics 530
CPU Cores 6 4
CPU Threads 6 4
CPU Clock Rate 3700MHz 2700MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4600MHz 3300MHz
CPU Cooler included No Yes
Manufacturing Process 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB 64GB
Cache L3 1.50MB 6.00MB
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..."

"What is the Intel Core i5-6400? The Core i5-6400 sits squarely in the middle of Intel's mainstream desktop processor range. Packing the latest Skylake architecture and 14nm manufacturing process as the company's flagship Core i7 6700K it has everything..."

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Compare Processors: Intel Core i5-9600K vs Core i5-6400 Skylake. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i5-9600K:

  • 8% cheaper, you can save $23.78.
  • Hugely better average performance, around 62%.
  • Much better effective value.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 3 years later.
  • 2 more cores.
  • 2 more threads.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+1000MHz).
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+1300MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i5-6400 Skylake:

  • Around 32% lower thermal design power.
  • Includes CPU Cooler.
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