Average Bench: 95% (34th of 1317)

Based on 12,601 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000A0655 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10600KF CPU @ 4.10GHz
Poor: 86%Average: 95% Great: 102%
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-10600KF averaged just 5.0% 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 276Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-10600KF is just 15.5%. 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 1,106Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 869Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,601 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.3 Memory 92.1 97.1
124 1-Core 140 150
247 2-Core 276 297
96.1% 169 Pts
Min Avg Max
462 4-Core 526 581
780 8-Core 869 951
88.2% 697 Pts
Min Avg Max
986 64-Core 1,106 1,209
74.2% 1,106 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 91
1-Core 143
2-Core 285
97% 173 Pts
4-Core 566
8-Core 915
94% 741 Pts
64-Core 1,159
78% 1,159 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.8
1-Core 147
2-Core 277
99% 173 Pts
4-Core 531
8-Core 812
86% 672 Pts
64-Core 954
64% 954 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 94
1-Core 142
2-Core 273
97% 170 Pts
4-Core 540
8-Core 880
90% 710 Pts
64-Core 1,132
76% 1,132 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.7
1-Core 146
2-Core 283
99% 174 Pts
4-Core 540
8-Core 889
90% 715 Pts
64-Core 1,134
76% 1,134 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.6
1-Core 148
2-Core 300
102% 181 Pts
4-Core 520
8-Core 897
89% 708 Pts
64-Core 1,157
78% 1,157 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.5
1-Core 139
2-Core 269
96% 168 Pts
4-Core 501
8-Core 857
86% 679 Pts
64-Core 1,119
75% 1,119 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.4
1-Core 125
2-Core 269
93% 164 Pts
4-Core 485
8-Core 821
82% 653 Pts
64-Core 1096
74% 1096 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.3
1-Core 138
2-Core 278
92% 166 Pts
4-Core 550
8-Core 872
91% 711 Pts
64-Core 1,109
74% 1,109 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.9
1-Core 133
2-Core 259
93% 162 Pts
4-Core 466
8-Core 845
82% 656 Pts
64-Core 1,087
73% 1,087 Pts
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Typical Core i5-10600KF Builds (Compare 16,857 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 146%
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Desktop
Desktop 99%
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Workstation
Workstation 135%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI Z490-A PRO - $125

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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


Good

3 months ago.

literally better at everything


Excellent

29 days ago.

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


Excellent

5 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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