Compare Processors: Intel Core i5-9600K vs Core i7-6700K Skylake

Intel Core i5-9600K

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Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake

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Price
$229.99
Prime Eligible Item
$290.55
Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - 94
Brand Intel Intel
Model BX80684I59600K BX80662I76700K
Release Date October 2018 August 2015
Performance
(Charts)
24th
48th
Effective Value
9th
54th
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 i7 6th Gen
Core Name Coffee Lake -
Socket LGA1151 LGA1151
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 HD Graphics 530
CPU Cores 6 4
CPU Threads 6 4
CPU Clock Rate 3700MHz 4000MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4600MHz 4200MHz
CPU Cooler included No No
Manufacturing Process 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB 64GB
Cache L3 1.50MB 8.00MB
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..."

"Killer chip for the money, and if you are looking for multi-core workload performance, this is..."

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Compare Processors: Intel Core i5-9600K vs Core i7-6700K 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:

  • 21% cheaper, you can save $60.56.
  • Slightly better average performance, around 20%.
  • Slightly better effective value.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 3 years later.
  • 2 more cores.
  • 2 more threads.
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+400MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake:

  • Around 4% lower thermal design power.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+300MHz).
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