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

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

Intel Core i7-2600K
Intel Socket 1155 DESKTOP
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 i7-9700K Intel 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 i7-9700K Intel Core i7-2600K
Architecture Intel_Coffelake vs Intel_SandyBridge
Market Desktop vs Desktop
Memory Support DDR4 vs DDR3
Codename Coffee Lake vs Sandy Bridge
Release Date Sep 2018 vs Jan 2011

Cores

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-2600K
Cores 8 vs 4
Threads 8 vs 8
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics UHD Graphics 630 vs Intel HD 3000

Cache

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-2600K
L1 Cache 64 KB (per core) vs 64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache 256 KB (per core) vs 256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache 12288 KB (shared) vs 8192 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-2600K
Socket Intel Socket 1151 vs Intel Socket 1155
Max Case Temp 72°C vs unknown
Package FC-LGA14C vs FC-LGA10
Die Size unknown vs 216mm²
Process 14 nm vs 32 nm

Performance

Intel Core i7-9700K Intel Core i7-2600K
Cpu Frequency 3600 MHz vs 3400 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 4900 MHz vs 3800 MHz
Base Clock 100 MHz vs 100 MHz
Voltage unknown vs unknown
TDP 95 W vs 95 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