Monday, October 15th 2018

Benchmarks for Intel Core i5-9600K Leak, Can Be Overclocked to 5.2 GHz On Air

The first official data we have received about the performance of the new Intel processors are not exactly spectacular. The Core i9-9900K has aroused considerable controversy due to the unfair Principled Technologies test bench. The results have been reviewed and confirm that the performance gain is debatable, but independent analyses have yet to appear for Core i9-9900K, Core i7-9700K and Core i5-9600K processors.

Today we have some info about one of them: a new video in China shows a Core i5-9600K being benchmarked with a MSI Z390 MEG Godlike motherboard with 16GB of DDR4 memory and a Silver Arrow Extreme cooler from Thermalright. We don't have game benchmarks, but at least we have some Cinebench results both with the processor working with its 3.7 GHz base clock and overcloked to 5.2 GHz. That process was done without problems despite using an air cooler.
The results in Cinebench R15 were 1,034 CB without overclocking and 1,207 with overclocking. These performances are at the level of the Core i5-8600K, which obtained 1,051.66 CB compared to 976.61 CB of the Core i5-8400 with their base clock. The price of the Core i5-9600K is now around $280 dollars when we've also have got the Core i5-8600K at $260 and the Core i5-8400 priced at $205. Everything gets even more interesting if we consider that the AMD Ryzen 7 2700 costs $250 and the Ryzen 2700X is at $295. The latter has been the one compared with the Core i9-9900K in the tests officially published by Intel. Source: HotHardware
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35 Comments on Benchmarks for Intel Core i5-9600K Leak, Can Be Overclocked to 5.2 GHz On Air

#1
theoneandonlymrk
Could be a hard sell to some then, my 2600X does 1316Cb Pbo@/4.2 or with a manual ,mild overclock to 4.2 it does 1400Cb , for £200.
Nevermind the 2700X.
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#2
coozie78
I'm particularly underwhelmed.
Right now on PcPartpicker ( UK ) these are on preorder for £350 to £400, with that £400 price far too close to the i7 8700K ( £419 ) for any sort of comfort.
Until this price at least drops sub £300 it's going to have a huge time attracting any takers, especially with the R7 2700X available sub £300 with cooler included.
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#3
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Kind of poor seeing as my defunct 3930k setup did 1171cb. I mean sure the 3930k wasnt as power efficient but the 3930k is generations old and its still wrecking sh*t.


I just wish i still had mine...*sniff...*:cry::cry:
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#4
HTC
The price of the Core i5-9600K is now around $280 dollars when we've also have got the Core i5-8600K at $260 and the Core i5-8400 priced at $205. Everything gets even more interesting if we consider that the AMD Ryzen 7 2700 costs $250 and the Ryzen 2700X is at $295.
The flaw with this comparison is that the K processors require @ least an average aftermarket cooler, meaning you need @ least $20 - $30 more on the Intel side, when running @ stock.

For the overclocked "version", you'll need a good aftermarket cooler for either platform, such as the one used for this Intel leak, in which case you can compare the prices without the average cooler.
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#5
GreiverBlade
not interesting nor interested ... since it will be priced higher than a R7 2700X for me :laugh:

and Overclocking on Intel is like a MSRP ... a unicorn for me ... never got luck with them except on a i7-920 and a E8600, my actual 6600K which never did more than 4.4 is back at stock (thanks Microsoft and Intel ) BSOD at the single moment i try to push above 3901mhz (same settings as the OC that worked before) sooo good the 9600K can do 5.2ghz on air ... but never will reach it for me :laugh:
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#6
B-Real
The results in Cinebench R15 were 1,034 CB without overclocking and 1,207 with overclocking. These performances are at the level of the Core i5-8600K.

And you can nearly get a 2700X for this price. LOL.
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#7
RH92
dmartin, post: 3923511, member: 181885"
We don't have game benchmarks, but at least we have some Cinebench results both with the processor working with its 3.7 GHz base clock and overcloked to 5.2 GHz. That process was done without problems despite using an air cooler.
Sure it can be OCed to 5.2GHz ........ at 1.507V and 90C despite being soldered and being cooled by a huge air cooler . Alot of problems there in my book !
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#8
Xx Tek Tip xX
theoneandonlymrk, post: 3923555, member: 82332"
my 2600X does 1316Cb Pbo@/4.2 or with a manual ,mild overclock to 4.2 it does 1400Cb , for £200.
You might've paid £200 - but it is cheaper elsewhere.


If anyone wants to cut to the chase and see the cpu z run score

618.9 single thread
3579.7 multi thread
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#9
coozie78
B-Real, post: 3923591, member: 170068"
The results in Cinebench R15 were 1,034 CB without overclocking and 1,207 with overclocking. These performances are at the level of the Core i5-8600K.

And you can nearly get a 2700X for this price. LOL.
Actually, here in the UK the i5 8600K is a little bit more expensive-see PCPartpicker UK-and as has already been said, the Ryzen comes with a pretty effective boxed cooler, making the price differential even larger.

Sigh, and I so loved my 3 previous Intel builds, where did it start to go so wrong?
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#10
Xx Tek Tip xX
coozie78, post: 3923625, member: 148692"
where did it start to go so wrong?
They were on cruiser mode and busying getting rekt by IBM in the supercomputing market and throwing money into the AI sector.

coozie78, post: 3923625, member: 148692"
Actually, here in the UK the i5 8600K is a little bit more expensive-see PCPartpicker UK-and as has already been said, the Ryzen comes with a pretty effective boxed cooler, making the price differential even larger.

Sigh, and I so loved my 3 previous Intel builds, where did it start to go so wrong?
Don't worry though since competition will be awesome when amd get's on 7nm - It will benefit us consumers the most : )
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#11
coozie78
Xx Tek Tip xX, post: 3923628, member: 178884"
They were on cruiser mode and busying getting rekt by IBM in the supercomputing market and throwing money into the AI sector.
Ah! Took their eyes off the ball and wrote off the competition in other words.
Odd, how over the years, nobody seems to ever learn anything from the past mistakes of others.
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#12
Xx Tek Tip xX
coozie78, post: 3923637, member: 148692"
Ah! Took their eyes off the ball and wrote off the competition in other words.
Pretty much, however AI / Supercomputing is their main focus the money they make there would be off the charts and IBM is kicking their backsides and intel are trying to compete with them.
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#13
theoneandonlymrk
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You might've paid £200 - but it is cheaper elsewhere.


If anyone wants to cut to the chase and see the cpu z run score

618.9 single thread
3579.7 multi thread
If i had waited ,i wouldn't own one tbh , it was a f food moment my stomach would have talked me out of, I should have looked more though tbh.
And my last cpu did 6 years tbf.
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#14
Vayra86
5.2. Gosh, its almost like solder really doesn't do much for clocks compared to 'toothpaste'.

Not gonna say I told you so... but... :rolleyes:
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#15
theoneandonlymrk
RH92, post: 3923600, member: 174545"
Sure it can be OCed to 5.2GHz ........ at 1.507V and 90C despite being soldered and being cooled by a huge air cooler . Alot of problems there in my book !
Be real dude, I'll call em overpriced but most of Amd's CPU are also sold to run at upto 90/95 at max on max clock and load so.
It's the node size influence, the heat density per mm square is going up per node.
Temps and power use i can see no winners ,both camps are vague ,err on the easy side often but are doing similar temps and Watts these days.
No great advantage there ,just the performance index in high fps games then and gamers just priced out of better CPUs and very intel aware.

Plus it's actually a sign both companies can design a good circuit that truly self optimises, to work within , around and if allowed above their design parameters , correctly, they should get hot if loaded that is not idleing.
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#16
RH92
theoneandonlymrk, post: 3923725, member: 82332"
Be real dude, I'll call em overpriced but most of Amd's CPU are also sold to run at upto 90/95 at max on max clock and load so.
Be real ? Seriously ? What kind of argument is this !

First of all yes CPU's can run at those temps but for how long ? Certainly for less longer than if they where 20C lower . Sustained operations at TjMax temps are never good nomatter how you look at it . Secondly i don't even know why you have to bring AMD here ( well i do know ... ) but you should know that 6core Ryzen will never reach such temps even under max OC with such a cooler.

theoneandonlymrk, post: 3923725, member: 82332"
It's the node size influence, the heat density per mm square is going up per node.
Actualy not in this case high temps have much more to do with the insanely high voltage you have to push to achieve that 5.2GHz than anything else .
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#17
Xx Tek Tip xX
theoneandonlymrk, post: 3923688, member: 82332"
If i had waited ,i wouldn't own one tbh , it was a f food moment my stomach would have talked me out of, I should have looked more though tbh.
And my last cpu did 6 years tbf.
still an excellent buy, an oh look i got you to 2k likes : D
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#18
Vya Domus
Vayra86, post: 3923705, member: 152404"
5.2. Gosh, its almost like solder really doesn't do much for clocks compared to 'toothpaste'.
I don't think the highlight of using toothpaste was necessarily just about clocks. But are you going to tell those people that delidded and did in fact got better overclocks that they were blithering idiots and this issue never existed ?

I am sure you know how variable this whole overclock things is, sometimes you are temperature bound sometimes not. Sometimes it's due to the thermal interface sometimes not. By soldering you are effectively removing one possible bottleneck for good.
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#19
Upgrayedd
RH92, post: 3923600, member: 174545"
Sure it can be OCed to 5.2GHz ........ at 1.507V and 90C despite being soldered and being cooled by a huge air cooler . Alot of problems there in my book !
I was wondering about the voltage required. Much too much. More interested in what they do with 1.35v or less.
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#20
theoneandonlymrk
RH92, post: 3923750, member: 174545"
Be real ? Seriously ? What kind of argument is this !

First of all yes CPU's can run at those temps but for how long ? Certainly for less longer than if they where 20C lower . Sustained operations at TjMax temps are never good nomatter how you look at it . Secondly i don't even know why you have to bring AMD here ( well i do know ... ) but you should know that 6core Ryzen will never reach such temps even under max OC with such a cooler.



Actualy not in this case high temps have much more to do with the insanely high voltage you have to push to achieve that 5.2GHz than anything else .
You

RH92, post: 3923750, member: 174545"
Be real ? Seriously ? What kind of argument is this !

First of all yes CPU's can run at those temps but for how long ? Certainly for less longer than if they where 20C lower . Sustained operations at TjMax temps are never good nomatter how you look at it . Secondly i don't even know why you have to bring AMD here ( well i do know ... ) but you should know that 6core Ryzen will never reach such temps even under max OC with such a cooler.



Actualy not in this case high temps have much more to do with the insanely high voltage you have to push to achieve that 5.2GHz than anything else .
Yes , Both chips run above Normal volts within their designed For temperature and performance bracket, Always within their realms of saftey bracket ,by downclocks.
I personally think, working as i do in a scientific research HQ , that chip makers didnt guess that top limit.
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#21
eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
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You might've paid £200 - but it is cheaper elsewhere.


If anyone wants to cut to the chase and see the cpu z run score

618.9 single thread
3579.7 multi thread
In a blurry foreign language.
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#22
B-Real
coozie78, post: 3923625, member: 148692"
Actually, here in the UK the i5 8600K is a little bit more expensive-see PCPartpicker UK-and as has already been said, the Ryzen comes with a pretty effective boxed cooler, making the price differential even larger.

Sigh, and I so loved my 3 previous Intel builds, where did it start to go so wrong?
I also have an i5-4570, but if the trend stays, i will switch back to Ryzen, having the first AMD since my Thunderbird 1,4 GHz.
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#23
DR4G00N
Upgrayedd, post: 3923786, member: 148293"
I was wondering about the voltage required. Much too much. More interested in what they do with 1.35v or less.
I don't know where they got that voltage from but these basically clock the same as the 8000's. So 5.0-5.2GHz+ @ 1.35V.
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#25
timta2
eidairaman1, post: 3923836, member: 40556"
In a blurry foreign language.
The numbers are in English.
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