Average Bench: 94.7% (20th of 1276)

Based on 38,199 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EC, BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9600KF CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 83%Average: 94.7% Great: 105%
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-9600KF averaged just 5.2% 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 269Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-9600KF is 22.3%. 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 767Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 762Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 38,199 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.2 Memory 91.7 97.1
117 1-Core 136 154
232 2-Core 269 306
94% 165 Pts
Min Avg Max
435 4-Core 528 611
588 8-Core 762 901
83.4% 645 Pts
Min Avg Max
626 64-Core 767 902
51.5% 767 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 4.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.5
1-Core 146
2-Core 291
100% 178 Pts
4-Core 616
8-Core 849
95% 732 Pts
64-Core 854
57% 854 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.3
1-Core 149
2-Core 299
102% 182 Pts
4-Core 597
8-Core 890
96% 744 Pts
64-Core 886
59% 886 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.6
1-Core 143
2-Core 287
98% 174 Pts
4-Core 576
8-Core 846
92% 711 Pts
64-Core 841
56% 841 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.9
1-Core 128
2-Core 272
94% 166 Pts
4-Core 540
8-Core 801
86% 670 Pts
64-Core 798
54% 798 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.3
1-Core 136
2-Core 272
96% 168 Pts
4-Core 540
8-Core 797
86% 669 Pts
64-Core 798
54% 798 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.8
1-Core 138
2-Core 268
96% 167 Pts
4-Core 525
8-Core 769
83% 647 Pts
64-Core 774
52% 774 Pts
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Typical Core i5-9600KF Builds (Compare 28,813 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $970

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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

1 month ago.


Good

12 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

2 months ago.

get the kf not the k, save your money everyday


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Poor

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


Good

1 month ago.

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


Average

18 months ago.

Just get the 9600K...


Terrible

13 months ago.

wf


Average

10 months ago.

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


Good

18 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

6 months ago.

Insane performance for a low cost


Excellent

7 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!


Good

15 months ago.

Mind Blowing Performance from this CPU


Excellent

15 months ago.

it's really good for rtx 2060


Excellent

10 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

6 months ago.

Amazing price with super high performance AND it can overclock.


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