Intel's Core i5 9600K benchmarks appear online

Is the i5-9600K much faster than the i5-8600K?

Intel's Core i5 9600K benchmarks appear online

Intel's Core i5 9600K benchmarks appear online

Intel's planned 9000 series of processors will soon be upon us, delivering consumers new Coffee Lake powered processors with higher clock speeds, higher core counts and perhaps both.  

On the high-end, Intel's 9000 series will now include eight-core processors on the company's LGA 1151 socket, a 2x increase in core count over early 2017's Kaby Lake offerings. Today, we have benchmark results for Intel's i5-9600K, a new six-core offering that provides buyers with higher clock speeds than its 8000-series counterpart, increasing both its single-threaded and multi-threaded performance. 

For context, our stock i5-8600K scored 5640 points in Geekbench's single-threaded test and scored 22240 in the benchmark's multi-threaded test (link to results), showcasing a performance increase for the new i5-9600K on both fronts. That being said, our overclocked i5-8600K (5GHz) is also able to surpass the i5-9600K with relative ease. 

It is worth remembering that Intel's 8000 and 9000 series processors both use the company's Coffee Lake architecture, making almost all possible performance gains due to clock speed alone, making it likely that an equivalent 8600K and 9600K setups will offer identical performance levels when overclocked to the same clock speeds. This would make upgrading from an i5-8600K to an i5-9600K pointless if you plan to overclock your system. 

When compared to the i5-8600K, the i5-9600K has a base clock speed that is 100MHz higher and a 300MHz uplift in boost clock speed. 


Intel's Core i5 9600K benchmarks appear online

Over the past week, benchmark results for Intel's planned i7 9700K and i9 9900K have also appeared on the Geekbench database, both of which are 8-core offerings that are reportedly soldered to offer greater levels of thermal performance. 

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10-09-2018, 10:22:20


8600k @4.3Ghz = single thread score of 5741.

9600k @4.6Ghz = single thread score of 6027.

I'm not impressed yet.



8600k @4.7Ghz = single thread score of 6028.Quote

10-09-2018, 11:38:48

Kind of what we expected really, no massive changes to the hardware just a slight boost in clock speeds. Might be a good time to pick up an 8600.....Quote

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