Average Bench: 91.9% (139th of 1456)

Based on 24,257 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000A0655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10600KF CPU @ 4.10GHz
Poor: 81%Average: 91.9% Great: 100%
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-10600KF averaged just 8.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-10600KF near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Speed 136Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed 501Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-10600KF is just 19.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-10600KF performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 1,035Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 818Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,257 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.8 Memory 90.7 96.8
110 1-Core 136 148
231 2-Core 265 293
91.1% 164 Pts
Min Avg Max
422 4-Core 501 564
699 8-Core 818 904
80.7% 660 Pts
Min Avg Max
896 64-Core 1,035 1,144
64.1% 1,035 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.6
1-Core 144
2-Core 278
96% 172 Pts
4-Core 552
8-Core 862
87% 707 Pts
64-Core 1,109
69% 1,109 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.2
1-Core 138
2-Core 259
93% 164 Pts
4-Core 528
8-Core 862
85% 695 Pts
64-Core 1,097
68% 1,097 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.2
1-Core 139
2-Core 275
94% 170 Pts
4-Core 525
8-Core 851
84% 688 Pts
64-Core 1,096
68% 1,096 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.5
1-Core 137
2-Core 277
93% 169 Pts
4-Core 542
8-Core 864
86% 703 Pts
64-Core 1,090
68% 1,090 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.1
1-Core 137
2-Core 272
93% 167 Pts
4-Core 528
8-Core 830
84% 679 Pts
64-Core 1,098
68% 1,098 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.7
1-Core 138
2-Core 278
94% 170 Pts
4-Core 519
8-Core 815
82% 667 Pts
64-Core 1,005
62% 1,005 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.1
1-Core 144
2-Core 280
96% 173 Pts
4-Core 486
8-Core 850
81% 668 Pts
64-Core 1,085
67% 1,085 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 87
1-Core 133
2-Core 267
89% 162 Pts
4-Core 497
8-Core 819
80% 658 Pts
64-Core 1,064
66% 1,064 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 45.3
1-Core 23.4
2-Core 40.8
25% 36.5 Pts
4-Core 75.6
8-Core 125
12% 100 Pts
64-Core 145
9% 145 Pts
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Gaming 137%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 126%
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Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $150

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-10600KF Processor
Launch DateQ2'20
Processor Numberi5-10600KF
# of Cores6
# of Threads12
Cache12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Clock Speed4.10 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.80 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP125 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015D

Memory

Max Memory Size128 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2666
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth41.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Turbo Boost 3.0 TechNo
Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1200

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

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Amazing(Compared to the R5 3600). That is all I need to say.—Feb '21


Terrible

3 months ago.

My cat ate it and now its dead :(


Good

2 years ago.

literally better at everything


Excellent

2 years ago.

amazing cpu,performs very well. Paired with Evga FTW3 1080Ti , motherboard Asrock b460 Steel Legend. Looks amazing as well.


Excellent

3 years ago.

Perfection at the start, meaningfully out performs a R5 3600, pitifully that's it's main competition and its side job is the R5 5600 and I7 9700/8700. However Intel finally seems to be making smarter moves by making its I5 series dual threaded. This has the I5 10600kf out performing the R5 3600 without the need of an over clock. Then pushing 6 cores and 12 threads on at least 4.9GHz all core ratio is insanely good for a more compromising build. Taking in to consideration the I5 10600kf and a Z490 go for about $350 it is an easy buy when the R5 5600 goes for $350 alone and a R5 3600 with a oc'ing motherboard also pushes $450 to this day. The performance after the I5 overclock is easily comparable to the R5 5600. Keeping in mind for the same price as buying a I5 9600k/8600k and Z390. The difference the dual threads on Intels elite budget gaming cpus finally clouds the difference between performance of a I5, I7, I9 to be unnoticed in a gaming machine. This product also serves to compete with any AMD offer considering price to performance especially after an overclock. However in the contrary with the recent GPU pandemic, if you do not own a GPU I strongly recommend you spend a little extra and get the Vega 11 in the R5 3400g or the slightly faster vega 8 R5 5400g. However these Apu's only perform somewhere inbetween a GT1030 and a RX 560, with how bottom of the barrel that selection is I would truly recommend desperately looking for a fairly priced GPU, but the two Vega APU's should be a nice bit for okay/low quality gaming at 1080p but not anywhere near good fps in most cases.


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