There have been numerous leaks going around about the Intel Core 9th gen processors. We recently covered what the prices of the next-gen Core processors might be here, and what kind of performance you can expect from the Core i9-9900K here. The latest leak to emerge for the 9th gen Core processors would be the Geekbench scores of the Core i5-9600K seen in its database. Although the processor only has 2 entries in the database, they sit pretty near to each other.
The higher of the two scores for the i5-8600K shows the processor to have scored 6027 points in the Single-Core test and 23472 points in the Multi-Core test. Now, these scores don’t mean much until taken in relative terms. The most shocking thing that these scores represent, comes out when compared to the previous gen i5 8600K. The 8600K’s scores are 6191 and 24609 in Single-Core and Multi-Core respectively, and considering the clock speed for the Core i5-9600K higher sitting at 3.7-4.6 GHz as compared to 3.6-4.3 GHz of the 8600K this is a very unwanted scenario for the new Core i5-9600K. Although leaked Geekbench Scores can be very unreliable.
Intel vs Intel comparisons aside, when we compare these scores with the previous generation Ryzen R5 2600X. Although the Core i5-9600K scores a higher Single-Core score than 5278 of the 2600X which is mostly expected because single-core performance for the Intel Core processors has been better than the red competitors due to higher clock speeds, it gets outperformed by the 2600X having a Multi-Core score of 27510, which is not very surprising due to the fact that the 2600X has hyperthreading enabled meaning it has 6 more threads to work with than the Core i5-9600K.
According to these results, the Core i5-9600K is not some wild card processor that will put Intel ahead in the race considering it might not be a lot better than the 8600K. The real-life performance of the processor is still to be seen as these benchmarks don’t always show the full picture of what a processor might be capable of doing.