Average Bench: 93.1% (61st of 1355)

Based on 66,260 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EC, BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9600KF CPU @ 3.70GHz

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-9600KF averaged just 6.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-9600KF near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 133Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 263Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-9600KF is 21.4%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-9600KF performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 740Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 734Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 66,260 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.5 Memory 91.1 96.7
116 1-Core 133 150
229 2-Core 263 299
92.6% 162 Pts
Min Avg Max
432 4-Core 515 599
560 8-Core 734 878
80.8% 625 Pts
Min Avg Max
588 64-Core 740 877
49.6% 740 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.4
1-Core 143
2-Core 286
99% 175 Pts
4-Core 572
8-Core 768
88% 670 Pts
64-Core 792
53% 792 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.5
1-Core 130
2-Core 265
93% 163 Pts
4-Core 516
8-Core 770
83% 643 Pts
64-Core 771
52% 771 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.7
1-Core 134
2-Core 265
93% 163 Pts
4-Core 531
8-Core 718
82% 625 Pts
64-Core 778
52% 778 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.2
1-Core 131
2-Core 262
93% 162 Pts
4-Core 503
8-Core 724
79% 613 Pts
64-Core 720
48% 720 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.8
1-Core 137
2-Core 262
92% 162 Pts
4-Core 524
8-Core 760
83% 642 Pts
64-Core 772
52% 772 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.9
1-Core 121
2-Core 255
90% 156 Pts
4-Core 508
8-Core 638
76% 573 Pts
64-Core 670
45% 670 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.6
1-Core 134
2-Core 248
89% 156 Pts
4-Core 517
8-Core 755
82% 636 Pts
64-Core 772
52% 772 Pts
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Gaming 111%
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Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 94%
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $137

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $974

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-9600KF Processor
Launch DateQ1'19
Processor Numberi5-9600KF
# of Cores6
# of Threads6
Cache9 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Clock Speed3.70 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.60 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP95 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015D (130W)
Description“engineering new protections into hardware”

Memory

Max Memory Size128 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2666
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth41.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NIYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

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3 months ago.

I love this CPU when over clocked i got a steady 4.7 ghz and paired with a rtx 3060 is amazing


Poor

7 months ago.


Good

2 years ago.

just get 9600k with iGPU at same price


Good

1 month ago.

If your goal is to play games, you are dumb to buy the non F version


Excellent

19 days ago.

Comment 

I have it, I test it, It's good choice for this price—May '22


Excellent

9 months ago.

get the kf not the k, save your money everyday


Excellent

6 days ago.

Just get 9600kf without iGPU at the discount of 20$


Poor

6 months ago.

one of the best value CPU you gotta overclock it and you can have a top tier performance under 200 dollar that's awesome


Excellent

7 months ago.

Non F is cheaper retail and as good or better pure performance, and then it also has integrated graphics.


Excellent

3 months ago.

I have mine with a manual overclock of 4.8 Ghz on all cores @1.285. Its a great CPU.


Terrible

2 years ago.

wf


Excellent

24 months ago.

FANTASTIC. It is literally a less expensive version of the 9600K because this one has no integrated graphics... hence the "F". No need to pay for a feature I don't need to use! Performance is incredible, I upgraded from a 9400F and the difference is actually noticeable. I now have much faster base and boost clock speeds, giving me faster load times and less stutters. Definitely worth the upgrade!


Excellent

23 months ago.

Insane performance for a low cost


Excellent

4 months ago.

Nice 4.8GHz overclock really easily (not going to push it more) with a fairly small NH-U9S (dual fan). Got a bargain on the Z390 motherboard so it was a no-branier upgrade from an i7-4790k


Good

2 years ago.

Mind Blowing Performance from this CPU


Excellent

2 years ago.

it's really good for rtx 2060


Excellent

2 years ago.

This just dropped below $200USD (2/27/2020) and that is INSANE for a processor that can overclock to top performance speeds. Is there a motherboard shortage??


Excellent

22 months ago.

Amazing price with super high performance AND it can overclock.


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