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Intel's Core i5-9600K Hits All-Time Low Price At $199

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Whether it's a momentary deal or not, it looks like Intel is feeling the pressure from the red team and we're seeing its CPU prices drop and drop. In one of this seasons' best holiday tech deals, NewEgg has the Intel Core i5-9600K for $199.99, which is the lowest price we've seen yet for the boxed variant of this chip.

Intel Core i5-9600K - Was $229.99, Now $199.99
Intel's Core i5-9600K is a Coffee Lake chip that sports 6 CPU cores and 6 threads, and can boost at up to 4.6 GHz. All things considered, it is a great gaming chip, especially at this new price.

The Intel Core i5-9600K is a 6-core 6-thread (no Hyper-Threading) processor built on Coffee Lake architecture and manufactured on the 14nm lithographic process. It drops into the LGA 1151 socket, and comes clocked in with a base clock of 3.7 GHz. Using Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 the chip will bring its cores up to 4.6 GHz for higher performance when it has enough thermal headroom.

In our Core i5-9600K review,  we found that the processor was especially strong at single-threaded workloads and that it is particularly suitable for gaming.  At this price, that conclusion is no different and it is a great choice if you're building a new gaming system.

Do be swift though. The sale at this price will be over by the end of the day.

  • Moobear
    Hey there,

    quoting from the article: ''The Intel Core i5-9600K is a 6-core 12-thread processor built on Coffee Lake architecture''
    This is not true this is a 6 core 6 tread processor I know people make mistakes but this is somewhat common knowledge.

    Regards A hardware fan
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  • Christobel
    Moobear said:
    Hey there,

    quoting from the article: ''The Intel Core i5-9600K is a 6-core 12-thread processor built on Coffee Lake architecture''
    This is not true this is a 6 core 6 tread processor I know people make mistakes but this is somewhat common knowledge.

    Regards A hardware fan

    What Moobear said.

    Come on Toms, this is meant to be a serious hardware site.
    Reply
  • MatBailie
    That's a pretty slack mistake for a tech site... Gives the impression of either not knowing what they're talking about, or not paying attention to what's written or published. Either way, not good for credibility...
    Reply