Average Bench: 94% (37th of 1307)

Based on 48,394 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EC, BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9600KF CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 83%Average: 94% Great: 103%
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 20.1%. 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 746Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 740Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 48,394 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.7 Memory 91.6 96.9
118 1-Core 134 151
233 2-Core 266 300
93.3% 164 Pts
Min Avg Max
445 4-Core 522 598
586 8-Core 740 870
81.8% 631 Pts
Min Avg Max
614 64-Core 746 870
50% 746 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
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
1-Core 144
2-Core 289
101% 177 Pts
4-Core 576
8-Core 866
93% 721 Pts
64-Core 866
58% 866 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.9
1-Core 148
2-Core 297
101% 180 Pts
4-Core 582
8-Core 757
88% 670 Pts
64-Core 845
57% 845 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 97.2
1-Core 127
2-Core 257
92% 160 Pts
4-Core 518
8-Core 734
81% 626 Pts
64-Core 733
49% 733 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.3
1-Core 133
2-Core 263
94% 164 Pts
4-Core 521
8-Core 724
81% 622 Pts
64-Core 739
50% 739 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.4
1-Core 147
2-Core 292
97% 174 Pts
4-Core 578
8-Core 786
89% 682 Pts
64-Core 781
52% 781 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.3
1-Core 133
2-Core 266
94% 165 Pts
4-Core 513
8-Core 765
82% 639 Pts
64-Core 764
51% 764 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.7
1-Core 132
2-Core 262
92% 162 Pts
4-Core 508
8-Core 775
82% 641 Pts
64-Core 800
54% 800 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.6
1-Core 132
2-Core 256
92% 160 Pts
4-Core 495
8-Core 708
78% 602 Pts
64-Core 749
50% 749 Pts
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Typical Core i5-9600KF Builds (Compare 35,231 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $127

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - 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

4 months ago.


Good

15 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

5 months ago.

get the kf not the k, save your money everyday


Terrible

1 month ago.

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


Poor

5 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

2 months ago.

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


Terrible

16 months ago.

wf


Good

21 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

10 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

9 months ago.

Insane performance for a low cost


Good

18 months ago.

Mind Blowing Performance from this CPU


Excellent

18 months ago.

it's really good for rtx 2060


Excellent

13 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

9 months ago.

Amazing price with super high performance AND it can overclock.


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