Intel Core i7-9700K vs Intel Core i7-2600K

Intel Core i7-9700K
Intel Socket 1151DESKTOP
3600 MHz / Cores: 8 / Sep 2018
Intel Core i7-9700K

Intel Core i7-2600K
Intel Socket 1155DESKTOP
3400 MHz / Cores: 4 / Jan 2011
Intel Core i7-2600K

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i7-9700K
    207%
  • Intel Core i7-2600K
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i7-9700K
    164%
  • Intel Core i7-2600K
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • Intel Core i7-9700K
    251%
  • Intel Core i7-2600K
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-9700K

Much higher single threaded performance (around 64% higher), makes a noticeable performance difference in gaming and the majority of applications.
Much higher multi threaded performance (around 151% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.
This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).
Around 107% higher average synthetic performance.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-2600K

None

Intel Core i7-9700K

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i7-9700K

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

Intel Core i7-9700K

Productivity

HWBench recommends Intel Core i7-9700K

Based on productivity benchmarks, overall multithreaded performance and theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Features

Intel Core i7-9700KIntel Core i7-2600K
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4.2
AVX
AVX2
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
VT-d
HTT
AES-NI
TSX
TXT
CLMUL
FMA3
F16C
BMI1
BMI2
Boost 2.0
Hyper-Threading

Architecture

Intel Core i7-9700KIntel Core i7-2600K
ArchitectureIntel_CoffelakevsIntel_SandyBridge
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR3
CodenameCoffee LakevsSandy Bridge
Release DateSep 2018vsJan 2011

Cores

Intel Core i7-9700KIntel Core i7-2600K
Cores8vs4
Threads8vs8
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsUHD Graphics 630vsIntel HD 3000

Cache

Intel Core i7-9700KIntel Core i7-2600K
L1 Cache64 KB (per core)vs64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache256 KB (per core)vs256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache12288 KB (shared)vs8192 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i7-9700KIntel Core i7-2600K
SocketIntel Socket 1151vsIntel Socket 1155
Max Case Temp72°Cvsunknown
PackageFC-LGA14CvsFC-LGA10
Die Sizeunknownvs216mm²
Process14 nmvs32 nm

Performance

Intel Core i7-9700KIntel Core i7-2600K
Cpu Frequency3600 MHzvs3400 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4900 MHzvs3800 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltageunknownvsunknown
TDP95 Wvs95 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i7-9700K
    5880 points
  • Intel Core i7-2600K
    3800 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i7-9700K
    34560 points
  • Intel Core i7-2600K
    16320 points

Points - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • Intel Core i7-9700K
    1542
  • Intel Core i7-2600K
    614

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i7-9700K
    212
  • Intel Core i7-2600K
    129

points - higher is better