Average Bench: 93.9% (15th of 1206)

Based on 9,786 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906ED Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9600K CPU @ 3.70GHz
Poor: 83%Average: 93.9% Great: 109%
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-9600K averaged just 6.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-9600K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 136Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 270Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-9600K is 26.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-9600K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 778Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 770Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,786 samples)
Min Avg Max
117 1-Core 136 156
239 2-Core 270 310
95.6% 203 Pts
Min Avg Max
455 4-Core 532 622
625 8-Core 770 913
84.1% 651 Pts
Min Avg Max
659 64-Core 778 914
52.2% 778 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 143
2-Core 272
98% 207 Pts
4-Core 544
8-Core 801
87% 673 Pts
64-Core 784
53% 784 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 134
2-Core 268
95% 201 Pts
4-Core 530
8-Core 754
83% 642 Pts
64-Core 760
51% 760 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 524
8-Core 786
84% 655 Pts
64-Core 784
53% 784 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 133
2-Core 267
94% 200 Pts
4-Core 532
8-Core 792
85% 662 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 133
2-Core 266
94% 199 Pts
4-Core 529
8-Core 778
84% 654 Pts
64-Core 656
44% 656 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 132
2-Core 266
93% 199 Pts
4-Core 530
8-Core 679
80% 604 Pts
64-Core 653
44% 653 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 121
2-Core 242
86% 182 Pts
4-Core 494
8-Core 699
77% 596 Pts
64-Core 696
47% 696 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 23,795,140 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i5-9600K Builds (Compare 15,110 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $667

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Intel Core i5-9600K $205Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Crucial MX500 250GB $45
Intel Core i5-9400F $150Nvidia GTX 1650S (Super) $160Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i7-9700K $375Nvidia RTX 2060 $349Samsung 850 Pro 512GB $249
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