Average Bench: 95.6% (34th of 1316)

Based on 10,170 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000A0655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10600KF CPU @ 4.10GHz
Poor: 87%Average: 95.6% Great: 103%
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-10600KF averaged just 4.3% 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 141Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 278Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-10600KF is just 15.8%. 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 1,107Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 875Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,170 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.3 Memory 92 97.1
127 1-Core 141 152
249 2-Core 278 302
96.6% 171 Pts
Min Avg Max
463 4-Core 533 593
780 8-Core 875 962
89.2% 704 Pts
Min Avg Max
960 64-Core 1,107 1,209
74.3% 1,107 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.5
1-Core 144
2-Core 283
99% 174 Pts
4-Core 550
8-Core 902
92% 726 Pts
64-Core 1122
75% 1122 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.6
1-Core 141
2-Core 274
96% 170 Pts
4-Core 527
8-Core 841
87% 684 Pts
64-Core 1,112
75% 1,112 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.4
1-Core 132
2-Core 266
94% 165 Pts
4-Core 507
8-Core 861
86% 684 Pts
64-Core 1,095
74% 1,095 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.3
1-Core 139
2-Core 267
95% 166 Pts
4-Core 514
8-Core 841
86% 677 Pts
64-Core 1,095
74% 1,095 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.4
1-Core 136
2-Core 259
94% 163 Pts
4-Core 500
8-Core 861
86% 680 Pts
64-Core 1,114
75% 1,114 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.5
1-Core 148
2-Core 280
96% 170 Pts
4-Core 544
8-Core 897
91% 721 Pts
64-Core 1,122
75% 1,122 Pts
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Typical Core i5-10600KF Builds (Compare 14,050 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 145%
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Desktop
Desktop 101%
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Workstation
Workstation 135%
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Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $170

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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

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


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9 days ago.

literally better at everything


Excellent

2 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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