Compare Processors: Intel Core i5-9600K vs Core i9-7900X

Intel Core i5-9600K

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Intel Core i9-7900X

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Price
$229.99
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$945.44
Availability In Stock In Stock
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Brand Intel Intel
Model BX80684I59600K BX80673I97900X
Release Date October 2018 June 2017
Performance
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24th
16th
Effective Value
8th
112th
TDP 95 Watts 140 Watts
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Series Core i5 9th Gen Core i9 X-Series
Core Name Coffee Lake Skylake X
Socket LGA1151 LGA2066
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 No
CPU Cores 6 10
CPU Threads 6 20
CPU Clock Rate 3700MHz 3300MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4600MHz 4500MHz
CPU Cooler included No No
Manufacturing Process 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB 128GB
Cache L3 1.50MB 13.75MB
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..."

"Ten cores at 4.6GHz is an amazing achievement, giving you the best of all CPU worlds, and for a much lower price than the Core i7-6950X.Intel Core i9-7900X Review Benchmark9 Total ScoreIntel Core i9-7900X ReviewTen cores at 4.6GHz is an amazing..."

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Compare Processors: Intel Core i5-9600K vs Core i9-7900X. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i5-9600K:

  • 76% cheaper, you can save $715.45.
  • Much better effective value.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 16 months later.
  • Around 32% lower thermal design power.
  • Integrated VGA In The CPU (Intel UHD Graphics 630).
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+400MHz).
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+100MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i9-7900X:

  • Slightly better average performance, around 7%.
  • 4 more cores.
  • 14 more threads.
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