Compare Processors: Intel Core i9-9900K vs i5-2500K

Intel Core i9-9900K

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Price
$484.99
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$279.33
Availability In Stock Out of Stock
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Brand Intel Intel
Model BX80684I99900K BX80623I52500K
Release Date October 2018 -
Performance
(Charts)
5th
82nd
Effective Value
43rd
91st
TDP 95 Watts 95 Watts
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Series Core i9 9th Gen Core i5 2nd Gen
Core Name Coffee Lake Sandy Bridge
Socket LGA1151 LGA1155
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 Intel HD Graphics 3000
CPU Cores 8 4
CPU Threads 16 4
CPU Clock Rate 3600MHz 3300MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 5000MHz -
CPU Cooler included No Yes
Manufacturing Process 14 nm 32 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB -
Cache L3 2.00MB 6.00MB
Critic Reviews

"Intel might be late to the game with its first mainstream octa-core processor, but the Intel Core i9-9900K is an impressive debut. The Intel Core i9-9900K's incredible increase in processing power can't be understated, and this CPU will be a boon to any..."

"This month for review we received two very eagerly awaited processors from CPU manufacturer Intel. Since AMD, its only real competitor, hasn’t been putting up a fight in this market for about five years now, interesting developments in CPUs have been..."

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Compare Processors: Intel Core i9-9900K vs i5-2500K. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i9-9900K:

  • Hugely better average performance, around 73%.
  • Slightly better effective value.
  • 4 more cores.
  • 12 more threads.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+300MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel i5-2500K:

  • 42% cheaper, you can save $205.66.
  • Includes CPU Cooler.
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