Average Bench: 94.7% (20th of 1265)

Based on 30,117 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906EC, BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9600KF CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 84%Average: 94.7% Great: 104%
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 135Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 269Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-9600KF is just 19.6%. 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 757Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 30,117 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.3 Memory 91.9 97.1
115 1-Core 135 154
232 2-Core 269 306
93.9% 165 Pts
Min Avg Max
448 4-Core 527 610
606 8-Core 757 895
83.1% 642 Pts
Min Avg Max
626 64-Core 763 887
51.2% 763 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 5 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.5
1-Core 156
2-Core 311
105% 187 Pts
4-Core 623
8-Core 898
98% 760 Pts
64-Core 933
63% 933 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.6
1-Core 147
2-Core 292
101% 178 Pts
4-Core 586
8-Core 875
94% 730 Pts
64-Core 875
59% 875 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.6
1-Core 138
2-Core 268
95% 167 Pts
4-Core 533
8-Core 776
84% 654 Pts
64-Core 767
52% 767 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.2
1-Core 132
2-Core 266
94% 164 Pts
4-Core 530
8-Core 794
85% 662 Pts
64-Core 780
52% 780 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 93
1-Core 129
2-Core 264
92% 162 Pts
4-Core 523
8-Core 768
83% 646 Pts
64-Core 779
52% 779 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.5
1-Core 134
2-Core 268
94% 165 Pts
4-Core 524
8-Core 773
84% 648 Pts
64-Core 782
52% 782 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.4
1-Core 130
2-Core 266
90% 160 Pts
4-Core 523
8-Core 781
84% 652 Pts
64-Core 778
52% 778 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.9
1-Core 120
2-Core 257
88% 156 Pts
4-Core 482
8-Core 638
73% 560 Pts
64-Core 748
50% 748 Pts
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Typical Core i5-9600KF Builds (Compare 17,984 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 108%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine

Motherboard: MSI Z390-A PRO (MS-7B98) - $120

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $973

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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

8 months ago.

just get 9600k with iGPU at same price


Excellent

3 days ago.


Excellent

14 days ago.

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


Good

13 days ago.

VALE A PENA PELO CUSTO DOS PROCESSADORES HOJE! DEVIDO O AUMENTO DO DÓLAR E SUPRI BEM AS NECESSIDADES DE QUEM ESTÁ INGRESSANDO NA PRODUÇÃO DE VÍDEOS E TEM UM TEMPO PARA JOGOS! RECOMENDO.


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 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


Terrible

6 months ago.

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


Average

15 months ago.

Just get the 9600K...


Terrible

9 months ago.

wf


Average

7 months ago.

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


Good

15 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

3 months ago.

Insane performance for a low cost


Excellent

4 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

12 months ago.

Mind Blowing Performance from this CPU


Excellent

11 months ago.

it's really good for rtx 2060


Excellent

7 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

2 months ago.

Amazing price with super high performance AND it can overclock.


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Intel Core i7-9700K $299Nvidia RTX 3080 $700Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $47
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