Average Bench: 94.1% (40th of 1316)

Based on 60,503 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EC, BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9600KF CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 83%Average: 94.1% 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 5.9% 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 266Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-9600KF is 21.7%. 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 755Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 749Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 60,503 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.2 Memory 91.6 97.1
116 1-Core 134 153
234 2-Core 266 303
93.3% 164 Pts
Min Avg Max
428 4-Core 522 609
572 8-Core 749 887
82.2% 635 Pts
Min Avg Max
594 64-Core 755 891
50.7% 755 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Memory 97.2
1-Core 157
2-Core 313
106% 189 Pts
4-Core 624
8-Core 924
100% 774 Pts
64-Core 940
63% 940 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.8
1-Core 149
2-Core 297
102% 181 Pts
4-Core 584
8-Core 847
92% 715 Pts
64-Core 862
58% 862 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.4
1-Core 128
2-Core 255
92% 159 Pts
4-Core 531
8-Core 772
84% 651 Pts
64-Core 787
53% 787 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.3
1-Core 140
2-Core 275
96% 170 Pts
4-Core 533
8-Core 747
83% 640 Pts
64-Core 762
51% 762 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.4
1-Core 125
2-Core 242
89% 154 Pts
4-Core 516
8-Core 739
81% 628 Pts
64-Core 760
51% 760 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.1
1-Core 134
2-Core 262
94% 163 Pts
4-Core 516
8-Core 693
79% 604 Pts
64-Core 710
48% 710 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.4
1-Core 135
2-Core 252
89% 157 Pts
4-Core 502
8-Core 526
70% 514 Pts
64-Core 740
50% 740 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 86
1-Core 129
2-Core 261
90% 158 Pts
4-Core 452
8-Core 671
72% 561 Pts
64-Core 663
44% 663 Pts
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Typical Core i5-9600KF Builds (Compare 42,815 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $975

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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

9 months ago.


Good

20 months ago.

just get 9600k with iGPU at same price


Good

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

get the kf not the k, save your money everyday


Terrible

6 months ago.

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


Poor

10 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


Good

7 months ago.

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


Terrible

21 months ago.

wf


Excellent

16 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

15 months ago.

Insane performance for a low cost


Good

23 months ago.

Mind Blowing Performance from this CPU


Excellent

23 months ago.

it's really good for rtx 2060


Excellent

19 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

14 months ago.

Amazing price with super high performance AND it can overclock.


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