Average Bench: 93.9% (14th of 1196)

Based on 1,472 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EC, BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9600KF CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 84%Average: 93.9% Great: 106%
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-9600KF averaged just 6.1% 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 137Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 271Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-9600KF is 22.6%. 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 763Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 756Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,472 samples)
Min Avg Max
122 1-Core 137 154
242 2-Core 271 306
96.1% 204 Pts
Min Avg Max
454 4-Core 530 608
616 8-Core 756 886
83.2% 643 Pts
Min Avg Max
625 64-Core 763 890
51.2% 763 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 5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 157
2-Core 309
110% 233 Pts
4-Core 622
8-Core 916
99% 769 Pts
64-Core 918
62% 918 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 154
2-Core 305
108% 229 Pts
4-Core 595
8-Core 871
94% 733 Pts
64-Core 870
58% 870 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 144
2-Core 286
101% 215 Pts
4-Core 573
8-Core 895
94% 734 Pts
64-Core 852
57% 852 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 142
2-Core 286
100% 214 Pts
4-Core 571
8-Core 791
89% 681 Pts
64-Core 850
57% 850 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 138
2-Core 266
95% 202 Pts
4-Core 548
8-Core 802
87% 675 Pts
64-Core 806
54% 806 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 137
2-Core 272
96% 205 Pts
4-Core 533
8-Core 799
86% 666 Pts
64-Core 786
53% 786 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 136
2-Core 268
95% 202 Pts
4-Core 531
8-Core 772
84% 652 Pts
64-Core 790
53% 790 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 136
2-Core 269
96% 203 Pts
4-Core 516
8-Core 754
82% 635 Pts
64-Core 756
51% 756 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 132
2-Core 262
92% 197 Pts
4-Core 517
8-Core 694
79% 605 Pts
64-Core 721
48% 721 Pts
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Typical Core i5-9600KF Builds (Compare 11,345 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 68% - Good Total price: $888

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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.

Terrible

23 days ago.

just get 9600k with iGPU at same price


Good

2 days ago.

q


Good

8 days ago.

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


Excellent

11 days ago.

the best cpu destroy r9 3900x in price


Terrible

2 months ago.

worst


Terrible

1 month ago.

prisvärd


Terrible

2 month ago.

office!


Terrible

2 months ago.

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


Terrible

2 months ago.

what the "F" stands for?


Average

4 months ago.

Just get the 9600K...


Good

4 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.


Good

1 month ago.

Mind Blowing Performance from this CPU


Excellent

1 month ago.

it's really good for rtx 2060


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