Average Bench: 95.9% (16th of 1244)

Based on 18,561 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EC, BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9600KF CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 87%Average: 95.9% Great: 105%
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-9600KF averaged just 4.1% 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 137Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 272Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-9600KF is just 18.2%. 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 776Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 772Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,561 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.7 Memory 92.9 97.4
120 1-Core 137 154
243 2-Core 272 308
95% 167 Pts
Min Avg Max
462 4-Core 534 610
628 8-Core 772 898
84.3% 653 Pts
Min Avg Max
649 64-Core 776 894
52.1% 776 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.4
1-Core 153
2-Core 307
104% 185 Pts
4-Core 611
8-Core 822
94% 717 Pts
64-Core 882
59% 882 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 97.9
1-Core 147
2-Core 280
100% 175 Pts
4-Core 586
8-Core 859
93% 722 Pts
64-Core 854
57% 854 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.4
1-Core 141
2-Core 293
100% 177 Pts
4-Core 590
8-Core 867
94% 728 Pts
64-Core 868
58% 868 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.4
1-Core 138
2-Core 273
96% 169 Pts
4-Core 535
8-Core 767
84% 651 Pts
64-Core 785
53% 785 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.1
1-Core 136
2-Core 268
95% 166 Pts
4-Core 533
8-Core 770
84% 651 Pts
64-Core 784
53% 784 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.3
1-Core 138
2-Core 272
95% 168 Pts
4-Core 534
8-Core 789
85% 661 Pts
64-Core 803
54% 803 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.2
1-Core 135
2-Core 265
94% 164 Pts
4-Core 523
8-Core 747
82% 635 Pts
64-Core 749
50% 749 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 91
1-Core 139
2-Core 263
94% 164 Pts
4-Core 526
8-Core 725
81% 626 Pts
64-Core 794
53% 794 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.3
1-Core 134
2-Core 264
93% 163 Pts
4-Core 525
8-Core 643
77% 584 Pts
64-Core 643
43% 643 Pts
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Typical Core i5-9600KF Builds (Compare 24,665 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $145

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $940

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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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Good

4 months ago.

just get 9600k with iGPU at same price


Poor

7 days ago.

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


Good

3 days ago.

xdgfx


Good

1 month ago.

the best cpu destroy r9 3900x in price


Excellent

8 days ago.

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


Excellent

10 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


Terrible

2 months ago.

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


Average

11 months ago.

Just get the 9600K...


Terrible

5 months ago.

wf


Average

3 months ago.

Good gaming performance and overclockable, but a bit pricey for what it does


Good

11 months ago.

The i5. i5! the slightly cheap but outstanding deals! this i5 had NO iGPs but i pefrer this cpu. even if intel says its 95 watts. expect to not be messed up with the ded gpu. anyways the i5-9600KF peforms like a i7-8700. but the cheapness of a expensive i3. perfect for budget gamers but the i3 version only has quad core which the U processors are using.


Excellent

13 days 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!


Good

8 months ago.

Mind Blowing Performance from this CPU


Excellent

7 months ago.

it's really good for rtx 2060


Excellent

3 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??


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