Average Bench: 93.8% (42nd of 1323)

Based on 57,624 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EC, BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9600KF CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 84%Average: 93.8% Great: 104%
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-9600KF averaged just 6.1% 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 134Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 265Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-9600KF is just 19.5%. 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 754Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 747Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 57,624 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.6 Memory 91.4 96.9
116 1-Core 134 152
229 2-Core 265 304
93% 163 Pts
Min Avg Max
448 4-Core 521 604
581 8-Core 747 886
82% 634 Pts
Min Avg Max
623 64-Core 754 885
50.6% 754 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 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.7
1-Core 136
2-Core 271
96% 168 Pts
4-Core 540
8-Core 807
87% 674 Pts
64-Core 806
54% 806 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.4
1-Core 138
2-Core 275
96% 169 Pts
4-Core 547
8-Core 807
87% 677 Pts
64-Core 799
54% 799 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.7
1-Core 131
2-Core 262
93% 163 Pts
4-Core 519
8-Core 741
82% 630 Pts
64-Core 728
49% 728 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 95
1-Core 136
2-Core 270
95% 167 Pts
4-Core 514
8-Core 784
83% 649 Pts
64-Core 779
52% 779 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.1
1-Core 138
2-Core 271
95% 167 Pts
4-Core 522
8-Core 774
83% 648 Pts
64-Core 779
52% 779 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.5
1-Core 131
2-Core 269
92% 163 Pts
4-Core 531
8-Core 780
84% 656 Pts
64-Core 733
49% 733 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.5
1-Core 133
2-Core 253
93% 161 Pts
4-Core 487
8-Core 746
79% 617 Pts
64-Core 773
52% 773 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.8
1-Core 132
2-Core 255
92% 160 Pts
4-Core 469
8-Core 656
73% 562 Pts
64-Core 720
48% 720 Pts
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Typical Core i5-9600KF Builds (Compare 46,446 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $138

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $981

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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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8 days ago.

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


Poor

1 month ago.


Good

23 months ago.

just get 9600k with iGPU at same price


Good

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

get the kf not the k, save your money everyday


Terrible

8 months ago.

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


Poor

29 days 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

1 month ago.

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


Terrible

24 months ago.

wf


Excellent

18 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

17 months ago.

Insane performance for a low cost


Good

2 years ago.

Mind Blowing Performance from this CPU


Excellent

2 years ago.

it's really good for rtx 2060


Excellent

21 months 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

17 months ago.

Amazing price with super high performance AND it can overclock.


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