Average Bench: 93.2% (131st of 1459)

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.


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.


Avg. Multi Core Speed 712Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 686Pts

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 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 98.8
1-Core 144
2-Core 295
99% 179 Pts
4-Core 589
8-Core 876
91% 733 Pts
64-Core 879
54% 879 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.4
1-Core 135
2-Core 269
92% 165 Pts
4-Core 529
8-Core 706
78% 617 Pts
64-Core 772
48% 772 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 91
1-Core 135
2-Core 266
91% 164 Pts
4-Core 527
8-Core 725
79% 626 Pts
64-Core 726
45% 726 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 266
90% 163 Pts
4-Core 524
8-Core 764
80% 644 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 85.7
1-Core 134
2-Core 266
89% 162 Pts
4-Core 524
8-Core 758
80% 641 Pts
64-Core 771
48% 771 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.2
1-Core 127
2-Core 255
84% 153 Pts
4-Core 510
8-Core 775
80% 642 Pts
64-Core 732
45% 732 Pts
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Desktop 95%
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $246

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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”


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
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No


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

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo


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4 months ago.

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


23 months ago.


4 years ago.

just get 9600k with iGPU at same price


2 months ago.

best for minecraft gets 90k fps Lunar Client


2 months ago.


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


2 years ago.

get the kf not the k, save your money everyday


18 months ago.

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


2 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


2 years ago.

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


2 years ago.

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


13 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!


4 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!


4 years ago.

Insane performance for a low cost


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


4 years ago.

Mind Blowing Performance from this CPU


4 years ago.

it's really good for rtx 2060


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??


4 years ago.

Amazing price with super high performance AND it can overclock.

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