Average Bench: 92.2% (13th of 1182)

Based on 524 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EC, BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9600KF CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 81%Average: 92.2% Great: 105%
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-9600KF averaged just 7.7% 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 136Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 268Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-9600KF is 24.4%. 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 752Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 748Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 524 samples)
Min Avg Max
119 1-Core 136 153
235 2-Core 268 305
95.3% 202 Pts
Min Avg Max
462 4-Core 526 599
622 8-Core 748 861
82.5% 637 Pts
Min Avg Max
606 64-Core 752 876
50.5% 752 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 137
2-Core 274
96% 205 Pts
4-Core 543
8-Core 788
86% 666 Pts
64-Core 802
54% 802 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 129
2-Core 262
92% 195 Pts
4-Core 540
8-Core 799
86% 669 Pts
64-Core 786
53% 786 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 137
2-Core 252
93% 194 Pts
4-Core 535
8-Core 794
86% 665 Pts
64-Core 794
53% 794 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 123
2-Core 271
91% 197 Pts
4-Core 531
8-Core 761
84% 646 Pts
64-Core 764
51% 764 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 122
2-Core 250
87% 186 Pts
4-Core 524
8-Core 770
83% 647 Pts
64-Core 765
51% 765 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 135
2-Core 262
94% 199 Pts
4-Core 510
8-Core 707
79% 608 Pts
64-Core 748
50% 748 Pts
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Typical Core i5-9600KF Builds (Compare 8,928 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $110

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $939

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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

Added n/a ago.

Poor

3 days ago.

just get 9600k with iGPU at same price


Terrible

12 hrs ago.

q


Terrible

13 days ago.

I love that power for lower price that's a good quality.


Terrible

29 days ago.

worst


Good

3 days ago.

prisvärd


Terrible

2 days ago.

office!


Terrible

5 days ago.

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


Terrible

8 days ago.

what the "F" stands for?


Average

2 months ago.

Just get the 9600K...


Good

2 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.


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