This benchmark talks about him again with the arrival in his database of the Intel Core i5-9600K processor.
This chip is part of the next family of 9 Coreth generation. It was forgotten because of the arrival of 8-core solutions with the Core i7-9700K and Core i9-9900K. However, a better perf / price ratio is expected than that proposed by the current Core i5-8600K.
This solution offers six physical cores without hyper-threading. Intel plans to revise the operating frequency somewhat. If the Core i5-8600K is calibrated at 3.6 GHz for a Turbo Boost mode at 4.3 GHz, this Core i5-9600K will be powered at 3.70 GHz with a Turbo Boost frequency at 4.60 GHz.
Core i5-9600K, performance
His arrival in the Geekbench database allows for performance scores in mono and multi-core. The application returns respective scores of 6015 and 23.393.
We have a fairly small increase in performance compared to the Core i5-8600K. It stands at + 3.7% in mono-core against 2% in multi-core.
Note that if the increase in frequency explains this small increase in performance, it is possible that the gap will increase in other contexts. Intel recently spoke about the difference between "Whiskey Lake" and "Coffee Lake". Most news concerns the presence of material protection against certain vulnerabilities. This will probably improve performance in "speculative execution" compared to a current Intel processor with different software patches.
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