Average Bench: 93.5% (75th of 1363)

Based on 20,047 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000A0655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10600KF CPU @ 4.10GHz
Poor: 84%Average: 93.5% Great: 101%
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 86%
Aircraft carrier

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-10600KF averaged just 6.5% 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 140Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed 514Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-10600KF is just 17.3%. 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 1,089Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 853Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,047 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.3 Memory 91.3 97
123 1-Core 140 153
239 2-Core 273 301
93.1% 168 Pts
Min Avg Max
442 4-Core 514 578
741 8-Core 853 953
83.4% 684 Pts
Min Avg Max
915 64-Core 1,089 1,212
67.4% 1,089 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 4.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 97.9
1-Core 148
2-Core 298
100% 182 Pts
4-Core 602
8-Core 997
98% 799 Pts
64-Core 1,194
74% 1,194 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.5
1-Core 148
2-Core 289
97% 177 Pts
4-Core 553
8-Core 873
88% 713 Pts
64-Core 1,149
71% 1,149 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.6
1-Core 138
2-Core 279
95% 171 Pts
4-Core 508
8-Core 828
82% 668 Pts
64-Core 1,108
69% 1,108 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.1
1-Core 138
2-Core 263
92% 164 Pts
4-Core 524
8-Core 896
86% 710 Pts
64-Core 1,090
68% 1,090 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.6 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.6
1-Core 143
2-Core 256
93% 165 Pts
4-Core 509
8-Core 859
83% 684 Pts
64-Core 1,117
69% 1,117 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.6
1-Core 140
2-Core 240
90% 157 Pts
4-Core 513
8-Core 890
85% 702 Pts
64-Core 1,130
70% 1,130 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.4
1-Core 139
2-Core 270
93% 167 Pts
4-Core 483
8-Core 871
81% 677 Pts
64-Core 1,098
68% 1,098 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.3
1-Core 143
2-Core 277
95% 171 Pts
4-Core 466
8-Core 888
80% 677 Pts
64-Core 1,086
67% 1,086 Pts
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Typical Core i5-10600KF Builds (Compare 10,951 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 144%
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Desktop
Desktop 100%
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Workstation
Workstation 134%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $950

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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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15 days 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

8 months ago.

My cat ate it and now its dead :(


Good

14 months ago.

literally better at everything


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

17 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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