Average Bench: 93.2% (121st of 1439)

Based on 65,122 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. Quad Core Speed 521Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 91.4Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-9600KF is 20.8%. 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 Speed 712Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 686Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 65,122 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.7 Memory 91.4 96.4
111 1-Core 134 151
234 2-Core 267 303
91% 164 Pts
Min Avg Max
438 4-Core 521 597
539 8-Core 686 808
76.8% 604 Pts
Min Avg Max
566 64-Core 712 838
44.1% 712 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.1
1-Core 154
2-Core 307
101% 185 Pts
4-Core 582
8-Core 656
81% 619 Pts
64-Core 680
42% 680 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.1
1-Core 135
2-Core 265
91% 164 Pts
4-Core 527
8-Core 780
81% 653 Pts
64-Core 776
48% 776 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.6
1-Core 133
2-Core 268
91% 164 Pts
4-Core 525
8-Core 720
79% 622 Pts
64-Core 762
47% 762 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.5
1-Core 132
2-Core 252
88% 157 Pts
4-Core 528
8-Core 748
80% 638 Pts
64-Core 680
42% 680 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.1
1-Core 134
2-Core 258
91% 162 Pts
4-Core 504
8-Core 600
72% 552 Pts
64-Core 614
38% 614 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.9
1-Core 135
2-Core 267
90% 163 Pts
4-Core 524
8-Core 697
78% 610 Pts
64-Core 696
43% 696 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.5
1-Core 133
2-Core 264
89% 161 Pts
4-Core 525
8-Core 731
79% 628 Pts
64-Core 724
45% 724 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.4
1-Core 135
2-Core 271
87% 161 Pts
4-Core 534
8-Core 748
81% 641 Pts
64-Core 710
44% 710 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.7
1-Core 136
2-Core 269
92% 165 Pts
4-Core 414
8-Core 612
64% 513 Pts
64-Core 705
44% 705 Pts
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Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 91%
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $230

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $998

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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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12 months ago.

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


Excellent

19 months ago.


Good

4 years ago.

just get 9600k with iGPU at same price


Good

17 months ago.

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


Liked

16 months ago.

Comment 

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

get the kf not the k, save your money everyday


Excellent

14 months ago.

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


Good

12 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

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

My favorite CPU of all time after the Core i3-8100 that I upgraded it from, to this, the amazing Core i5-9600KF, that has no problem being soft overclocked to 4.8 GHz on all cores with no stability or heat issues. I just love it and I have been using and don't plan on upgrading it anytime soon. What a beast!


Excellent

3 years 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

3 years ago.

Insane performance for a low cost


Excellent

2 years 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

4 years ago.

Mind Blowing Performance from this CPU


Excellent

4 years ago.

it's really good for rtx 2060


Excellent

4 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

3 years ago.

Amazing price with super high performance AND it can overclock.


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