Average Bench: 94.2% (48th of 1335)

Based on 14,805 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000A0655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10600KF CPU @ 4.10GHz
Poor: 86%Average: 94.2% Great: 102%
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-10600KF averaged just 5.7% 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 140Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 272Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-10600KF is just 16%. 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 1,101Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 864Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,805 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.1 Memory 92.4 97.4
125 1-Core 140 152
245 2-Core 272 300
95.7% 168 Pts
Min Avg Max
449 4-Core 517 584
771 8-Core 864 958
87.2% 690 Pts
Min Avg Max
956 64-Core 1,101 1,220
73.9% 1,101 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 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.6
1-Core 146
2-Core 292
101% 178 Pts
4-Core 577
8-Core 914
95% 745 Pts
64-Core 1,138
76% 1,138 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.7
1-Core 135
2-Core 276
96% 169 Pts
4-Core 541
8-Core 876
90% 708 Pts
64-Core 1,128
76% 1,128 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.1
1-Core 141
2-Core 278
97% 171 Pts
4-Core 534
8-Core 906
91% 720 Pts
64-Core 1108
74% 1108 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.8
1-Core 136
2-Core 270
94% 166 Pts
4-Core 506
8-Core 820
84% 663 Pts
64-Core 944
63% 944 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.6
1-Core 142
2-Core 273
95% 168 Pts
4-Core 512
8-Core 885
88% 698 Pts
64-Core 1,130
76% 1,130 Pts
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Typical Core i5-10600KF Builds (Compare 19,457 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 143%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 132%
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Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,030

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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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16 days ago.

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


Excellent

7 days ago.

My cat ate it and now its dead :(


Good

5 months ago.

literally better at everything


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 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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