Compare Processors: Intel Core i5-9600K vs Core i5-6600K Skylake

Intel Core i5-9600K

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Intel Core i5-6600K Skylake

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Price
$274.89
Prime Eligible Item
$238.83
Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - 92
Brand Intel Intel
Model BX80684I59600K BX80662I56600K
Release Date October 2018 December 2014
Performance
(Charts)
13th
41st
Effective Value
16th
42nd
TDP 95 Watts 91 Watts
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Pros -
  • Overclocking capabilities
  • Low power consumption under both idle and load
  • Great performance
Cons -
  • No heatsink included
  • 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 3500MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4600MHz 3900MHz
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB -
Cache L3 1.50MB 6.00MB
Critic Reviews -

"Though limited to four cores/four threads, the Core i5-6600K is a strong pick for price-conscious performance hounds and future-looking gamers seeking a powerful CPU at a reasonable price. Read..."

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Compare Processors: Intel Core i5-9600K vs Core i5-6600K 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:

  • Around 19% better average performance.
  • Better Effective Value.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 4 years later.
  • 2 more cores.
  • 2 more threads.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+200MHz).
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+700MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i5-6600K Skylake:

  • 13% cheaper, you can save $36.06.
  • Around 4% lower TDP.
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