Average Bench: 93.1% (57th of 1355)

Based on 19,893 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000A0655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10600KF CPU @ 4.10GHz
Poor: 86%Average: 93.1% Great: 101%
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-10600KF averaged just 6.8% 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 Mixed Speed 137Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 267Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-10600KF is just 15.1%. 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 Mixed Speed 1,078Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 847Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,893 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.9 Memory 91.7 97.2
117 1-Core 137 149
239 2-Core 267 294
94.1% 165 Pts
Min Avg Max
441 4-Core 508 573
722 8-Core 847 938
85.7% 677 Pts
Min Avg Max
936 64-Core 1,078 1,195
72.3% 1,078 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.9
1-Core 157
2-Core 312
106% 189 Pts
4-Core 565
8-Core 974
97% 770 Pts
64-Core 1,226
82% 1,226 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.9
1-Core 142
2-Core 256
96% 165 Pts
4-Core 521
8-Core 887
89% 704 Pts
64-Core 1,130
76% 1,130 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 92
1-Core 106
2-Core 270
87% 156 Pts
4-Core 511
8-Core 834
85% 673 Pts
64-Core 1,082
73% 1,082 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.9
1-Core 137
2-Core 269
94% 166 Pts
4-Core 506
8-Core 868
86% 687 Pts
64-Core 1,074
72% 1,074 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.2
1-Core 140
2-Core 261
93% 163 Pts
4-Core 522
8-Core 863
88% 693 Pts
64-Core 1,067
72% 1,067 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.9
1-Core 135
2-Core 272
94% 166 Pts
4-Core 494
8-Core 862
85% 678 Pts
64-Core 1,052
71% 1,052 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.4
1-Core 133
2-Core 286
92% 167 Pts
4-Core 496
8-Core 892
87% 694 Pts
64-Core 1,082
73% 1,082 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.1
1-Core 132
2-Core 261
85% 154 Pts
4-Core 469
8-Core 761
78% 615 Pts
64-Core 895
60% 895 Pts
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Typical Core i5-10600KF Builds (Compare 23,703 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 142%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 132%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $963

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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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2 months ago.

Its goated I have an all core 5ghz overclock with a low end cpu cooler and it does very good in games

Comment 

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

My cat ate it and now its dead :(


Good

11 months ago.

literally better at everything


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

14 months 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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