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Is the 9600k based off of a 6 core or 8 core design

JFlai
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Online, some sites say that the core i5-9600K processor is based off of a 6 core piece of silicon, and some people say its actually the same silicon used for the 9th gen 8 core processors with 2 of its defective cores disabled. I'm inclined to believe that its using the older 6 core die design that was used for 8th gen chips, but it still might be using the 8 core design. Any clarification with proof would be very helpful.

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n_scott_pearson
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Obviously, you perceive a difference between a 6-Core processor and an 8-Core processor that has 2 Cores disabled.​ You'll have to explain this to me; I perceive them to be virtually identical.

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JFlai
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It’s not exactly a perceivable difference per se, more just for curiosity’s sake.

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Wanner_G_Intel
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Hello JFlai, We would like to add that the information you would like to obtain about Intel® Core™ i5-9600K Processors is not publicly available since it is a manufacturing process. Wanner G. Intel Customer Support Technician Under Contract to Intel Corporation
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Wanner_G_Intel
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Hello JFlai, If you have any further question, please let us know. Wanner G. Intel Customer Support Technician Under Contract to Intel Corporation
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Wanner_G_Intel
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Hello JFlai,

 

If you need further assistance, please contact us back.

 

Wanner G.

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