Average Bench: 93.3% (18th of 1206)

Based on 5,717 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EC, BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9600KF CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 82%Average: 93.3% Great: 106%
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-9600KF averaged just 6.7% 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 23.2%. 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 764Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 759Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,717 samples)
Min Avg Max
121 1-Core 136 153
239 2-Core 269 304
95.2% 202 Pts
Min Avg Max
461 4-Core 527 603
626 8-Core 759 882
83.2% 643 Pts
Min Avg Max
659 64-Core 764 883
51.3% 764 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 142
2-Core 276
99% 209 Pts
4-Core 545
8-Core 761
85% 653 Pts
64-Core 765
51% 765 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 128
2-Core 286
95% 207 Pts
4-Core 572
8-Core 836
91% 704 Pts
64-Core 827
56% 827 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 140
2-Core 269
97% 204 Pts
4-Core 536
8-Core 774
85% 655 Pts
64-Core 748
50% 748 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 136
2-Core 274
96% 205 Pts
4-Core 523
8-Core 760
83% 641 Pts
64-Core 759
51% 759 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 131
2-Core 262
93% 197 Pts
4-Core 523
8-Core 759
83% 641 Pts
64-Core 743
50% 743 Pts
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Typical Core i5-9600KF Builds (Compare 15,724 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $126

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $869

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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

19 days ago.

just get 9600k with iGPU at same price


Good

16 days ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

the best cpu destroy r9 3900x in price


Excellent

25 days ago.

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


Terrible

4 months ago.

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


Average

7 months ago.

Just get the 9600K...


Terrible

1 month ago.

wf


Good

6 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

3 months ago.

Mind Blowing Performance from this CPU


Excellent

3 months ago.

it's really good for rtx 2060


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