Intel Core i5-10600K vs Intel Core i9-9900K

Intel Core i5-10600K
Intel Socket 1200 DESKTOP
4100 MHz / Cores: 6 / Apr 2020
Intel Core i5-10600K

Intel Core i9-9900K
Intel Socket 1151 DESKTOP
3600 MHz / Cores: 8 / Sep 2018
Intel Core i9-9900K

Summary

Reasons to consider Intel Core i5-10600K

This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).

Reasons to consider Intel Core i9-9900K

Higher theoretical multi-threaded performance, based on raw specifications plus core architecture.

No winner

Gaming

No clear winner declared


No winner

Productivity

No clear winner declared



Specifications

Features

Intel Core i5-10600K Intel Core i9-9900K
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4.2
AVX
AVX2
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
VT-d
AES-NI
TSX
TXT
CLMUL
FMA3
F16C
BMI1
BMI2
ABM
ADX
RdRand
TBT 2.0
HTT
Boost 2.0

Architecture

Intel Core i5-10600K Intel Core i9-9900K
Architecture Intel_Cometlake vs Intel_Coffelake
Market Desktop vs Desktop
Memory Support DDR4-2666 MHz Dual-channel vs DDR4
Codename Comet Lake vs Coffee Lake
Release Date Apr 2020 vs Sep 2018

Cores

Intel Core i5-10600K Intel Core i9-9900K
Cores 6 vs 8
Threads 12 vs 16
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics UHD Graphics 630 vs UHD Graphics 630

Cache

Intel Core i5-10600K Intel Core i9-9900K
L1 Cache 64K (per core) vs 64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache 256K (per core) vs 256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache 12MB (shared) vs 16896 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i5-10600K Intel Core i9-9900K
Socket Intel Socket 1200 vs Intel Socket 1151
Max Case Temp 72°C vs 72°C
Package FC-LGA1200 vs FC-LGA14C
Die Size unknown vs unknown
Process 14 nm vs 14 nm

Performance

Intel Core i5-10600K Intel Core i9-9900K
Cpu Frequency 4100 MHz vs 3600 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 4800 MHz vs 5000 MHz
Base Clock 100 MHz vs 100 MHz
Voltage N/A vs unknown
TDP 125 W vs 95 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-10600K
    5760 points
  • Intel Core i9-9900K
    6000 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-10600K
    35424 points
  • Intel Core i9-9900K
    41472 points

Points - higher is better