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Intel Core i9-9900K vs Intel Core i9-9900T vs Intel Core i5-9600K

Intel Core i9-9900K

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The Intel Core i9-9900K is a high end desktop processor based on the Coffee Lake architecture. At the time of announcement in late 2018, the 9900K is the fastest Coffee Lake CPU and offers an open multiplicator for easy overclocking. The CPU integrates 8 cores (16 threads) clocked at 3.6 - 5 GHz and it needs a new Z390 based mainboard.

Thanks to the two additional cores, the performance in multi-threaded applications is up to 25 % faster than the older Core i7-8700K. The single thread performance is only slightly faster due to the higher clock speeds. As a high end desktop CPU, the i9-9900K is suited even for very demanding applications and perfect for 3D gaming.

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 graphics card is clocked at up to 1.2 GHz and offers no advantage compared to previous generations. As it is a very low end GPU, only some low demanding games like Hearthstone can be played with it (see GPU page for benchmarks).

Intel specifies the TDP at 95 Watt, so if the CPU is used in laptops a big and chunky cooling system is needed to avoid throttling and lower clock speeds under sustained loads. When overclocking the CPU, the power consumption can easily rise up to 200 Watt and higher.

Intel Core i9-9900T

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The Intel Core i9-9900T is a high end power efficient desktop processor based on the Coffee Lake architecture. Compared to the similar named top model Core i9-9900K, the 9900T offers lower clock speeds (2.1 - 4.4 GHz versus 3.6 - 5 GHz) and a reduced TDP of 35 versus 95 Watt. It still offers all 8 cores and 16 threads and is intended for small chassis or laptops.

The performance is clearly behind the Core i9-9900K and more in the realm of the older 6-core Coffee Lake CPUs.

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 graphics card is clocked at up to 1.2 GHz and offers no advantage compared to previous generations. As it is a very low end GPU, only some low demanding games like Hearthstone can be played with it (see GPU page for benchmarks).

Intel Core i5-9600K

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The Intel Core i5-9600K is a high end desktop processor based on the Coffee Lake architecture. It offers an open multiplicator for easy overclocking and integrates 6 cores (no Hyperthreading therefore also 6 threads) clocked at 3.7 - 4.6 GHz and it needs a new Z390 based mainboard. It is manufactured in the second iteration of the improved 14nm process (14nm++).

Compared to the older Core i5-8600K, the 9600K offers about 10 to 15% higher performance. As the CPU still offers 6 cores and threads, the improvements are mostly due to the higher clock speeds. As a fast mid range desktop CPU, the i5-9600K is suited even for very demanding applications and perfect for 3D gaming.

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 graphics card is clocked at up to 1.15 GHz and offers no advantage compared to previous generations. As it is a very low end GPU, only some low demanding games like Hearthstone can be played with it (see GPU page for benchmarks).

Intel specifies the TDP at 95 Watt, so if the CPU is used in laptops a big and chunky cooling system is needed to avoid throttling and lower clock speeds under sustained loads. When overclocking the CPU, the power consumption can easily rise up to 150 Watt and higher.

ModelIntel Core i9-9900KIntel Core i9-9900TIntel Core i5-9600K
SeriesIntel Coffee LakeIntel Coffee LakeIntel Coffee Lake
CodenameCoffee Lake-RCoffee Lake-RCoffee Lake-R
Series: Coffee Lake Coffee Lake-R
Intel Core i9-9900KS4 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9900K « 3.6 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i7-9700K3.6 - 4.9 GHz8 / 8 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-97003 - 4.7 GHz8 / 8 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9600K3.7 - 4.6 GHz6 / 6 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9900T2.1 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9400F2.9 - 4.1 GHz6 / 6 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i3-9100F3.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9900KS4 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9900K3.6 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i7-9700K3.6 - 4.9 GHz8 / 8 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-97003 - 4.7 GHz8 / 8 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9600K3.7 - 4.6 GHz6 / 6 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9900T « 2.1 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9400F2.9 - 4.1 GHz6 / 6 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i3-9100F3.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9900KS4 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9900K3.6 - 5 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i7-9700K3.6 - 4.9 GHz8 / 8 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i7-97003 - 4.7 GHz8 / 8 cores12 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9600K « 3.7 - 4.6 GHz6 / 6 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i9-9900T2.1 - 4.4 GHz8 / 16 cores16 MB L3
Intel Core i5-9400F2.9 - 4.1 GHz6 / 6 cores9 MB L3
Intel Core i3-9100F3.6 - 4.2 GHz4 / 4 cores6 MB L3
Clock3600 - 5000 MHz2100 - 4400 MHz3700 - 4600 MHz
L1 Cache512 KB512 KB512 KB
L2 Cache2 MB2 MB1.5 MB
L3 Cache16 MB16 MB9 MB
Cores / Threads8 / 168 / 166 / 6
TDP95 Watt35 Watt95 Watt
Technology14++ nm14++ nm14++ nm
Die Size178 mm2178 mm2178 mm2
max. Temp.100 °C100 °C100 °C
SocketFCLGA1151FCLGA1151FCLGA1151
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR4-2666 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vProDual-Channel DDR4-2666 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vProDual-Channel DDR4-2666 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1200 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1200 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1150 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
$488 U.S.$439 U.S.$262 U.S.
Announced
ManufacturerIntel Coffee Lake i9-9900KIntel Coffee Lake i9-9900TIntel Coffee Lake i5-9600K

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i9-9900K
49 pt (55%)
Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU - i9-9900T
36.9 pt (41%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Multi Core
12397 Points (20%)
Cinebench R23 - Cinebench R23 Single Core
1280 Points (56%)
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Single Core)
min: 495     avg: 502     median: 502 (58%)     max: 509 Points
Cinebench R20 - Cinebench R20 CPU (Multi Core)
min: 4816     avg: 4871     median: 4871 (21%)     max: 4926 Points
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 1623     avg: 1939     median: 1979 (20%)     max: 2040 Points
1094 Points (11%)
Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 203     avg: 210.6     median: 212 (65%)     max: 218 Points
193 Points (59%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 17.37     avg: 20.7     median: 21.4 (30%)     max: 21.76 Points
11 Points (16%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
min: 2.33     avg: 2.4     median: 2.4 (8%)     max: 2.44 Points
2.2 Points (7%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
min: 7786     avg: 7924     median: 7933 (65%)     max: 8042 Points
7205 Points (59%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
min: 36683     avg: 45846     median: 48778.5 (55%)     max: 49142 Points
33950 Points (38%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
min: 63009     avg: 63708     median: 63976 (46%)     max: 64138 Points
39494 Points (28%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
min: 10167     avg: 10218     median: 10192 (56%)     max: 10294 Points
9318 Points (51%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
min: 85.6     avg: 91.9     median: 91.3 (1%)     max: 98.7 s
176.2 s (2%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
min: 3.276     avg: 4     median: 3.6 (1%)     max: 5.203 s
6 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 7315     avg: 7775     median: 7633 (44%)     max: 8518 Points
5903 Points (34%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
min: 43248     avg: 48207     median: 48207 (30%)     max: 53166 MIPS
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
min: 5311     avg: 5411     median: 5410.5 (65%)     max: 5510 MIPS
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 90.9     avg: 110     median: 114.3 (42%)     max: 120.5 fps
68.8 fps (25%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 252.7     avg: 260.9     median: 260.5 (61%)     max: 270 fps
250 fps (59%)
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
min: 12.36     avg: 14.8     median: 15.8 (34%)     max: 16.3 fps
8 fps (17%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
min: 0.8     avg: 1.1     median: 1.2 (0%)     max: 1.2 GB/s
0.4 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
min: 1.3     avg: 1.8     median: 1.9 (0%)     max: 2 GB/s
0.6 GB/s (0%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
min: 7.8     avg: 10.4     median: 11.1 (0%)     max: 11.5 GB/s
5.6 GB/s (0%)
Blender - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
min: 219.2     avg: 239.7     median: 223.8 (2%)     max: 276.1 Seconds
444.4 Seconds (3%)
R Benchmark 2.5 - R Benchmark 2.5 *
1.9 sec (41%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 10312     avg: 13253     median: 14281.5 (30%)     max: 14409 Points
10974 Points (23%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 7.545     avg: 7.7     median: 7.7 (2%)     max: 7.823 s
7.7 s (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 16.73     avg: 17     median: 16.9 (1%)     max: 17.25 s
17.4 s (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 413.8     avg: 429.5     median: 432.2 (2%)     max: 440 s
421.1 s (2%)
3DMark Vantage - 3DM Vant. Perf. CPU no Physx
min: 58733     avg: 65154     median: 65153.5 (61%)     max: 71574 Points
37593 Points (35%)
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 16598     avg: 17566     median: 17264 (48%)     max: 19169 Points
11938 Points (33%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
min: 64697     avg: 67569     median: 67554.5 (43%)     max: 72059 Points
78929 Points (51%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
min: 67420     avg: 68874     median: 67813 (56%)     max: 72450 Points
78531 Points (65%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 67259     avg: 68959     median: 68173.5 (57%)     max: 72229 Points
80235 Points (68%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 16435     avg: 17955     median: 17969 (45%)     max: 18694 Points
9031 Points (23%)
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 21585     avg: 24141     median: 24497.5 (45%)     max: 25010 Points
13701 Points (25%)
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 9413     avg: 10630     median: 10593 (52%)     max: 11298 Points
6071 Points (30%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Single-Core
1300 Points (56%)
1217 Points (53%)
Geekbench 5.4 - Geekbench 5.1 - 5.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
8845 Points (31%)
5855 Points (20%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Single-Core
1193 Points (5%)
Geekbench 5.0 - Geekbench 5.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
5875 Points (19%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 6014     avg: 6113     median: 6049 (62%)     max: 6339 Points
5916 Points (61%)
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 26616     avg: 31703     median: 32981 (37%)     max: 34233 Points
23810 Points (27%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
min: 919     avg: 937     median: 924 (1%)     max: 968 ms
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
71 ms (1%)
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 38473     avg: 40081     median: 40081 (41%)     max: 41689 Points
WebXPRT 3 - WebXPRT 3 Score
197 Points (50%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
202 Watt (35%)
145.9 Watt (25%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
203.2 Watt (42%)
134 Watt (28%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Efficiency - external Monitor
10 Points per Watt (12%)
19.5 Points per Watt (22%)
8.2 Points per Watt (9%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i9-9900K → 100% n=31

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i9-9900T → 65% n=31

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-9600K → 79% n=31

- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

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