Intel Core i5-9600KF CPU

Intel Core i5-9600KF 6 Cores 4.6 GHz Turbo Unlocked LGA1151 95W

Intel Core i5-9600KF 6 Cores 4.6 GHz Turbo Unlocked LGA1151 95W

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  • 6 Cores / 6 Threads
  • 3.70 ghz up to 4.60 ghz Max Turbo Frequency / 9 MB Cache
  • Compatible only with Motherboards based on Intel 300 series chipsets
  • Discrete GPU - No processor graphics
  • Intel Optane Memory Supported

Specifications Overview

Model BX80684I59600KF
Release Date January 2019

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Series Core i5 9th Gen
Core Name Coffee Lake
Socket LGA1151
Integrated Graphics None
CPU Cores 6
CPU Threads 6
CPU Clock Rate 3700 MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4600 MHz
TDP 95 W
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 128 GB
Cache L3 9 MB

Intel Core i5-9600KF Performance comparison with similar Processors

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Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

  • +1%
    Intel Core i9-10980XE (86th) ► 18 Cores / 36 Threads - 3000 MHz Base / 4800 MHz Turbo Clock - 165 W
  • ~
    Intel Core i3-10320 (87th) ► 4 Cores / 8 Threads - 3800 MHz Base / 4600 MHz Turbo Clock - 65 W
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    AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3995WX (87th) ► 64 Cores / 128 Threads - 2700 MHz Base / 4200 MHz Turbo Clock - 280 W
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    Intel Core i3-9350KF (89th) ► 4 Cores / 4 Threads - 4000 MHz Base / 4600 MHz Turbo Clock - 91 W
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    Intel Core i3-9350K (89th) ► 4 Cores / 4 Threads - 4000 MHz Base / 4600 MHz Turbo Clock - 91 W
  • Intel Core i5-9600KF (91st) ► 6 Cores / 6 Threads - 3700 MHz Base / 4600 MHz Turbo Clock - 95 W
  • -1%
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600 (92nd) ► 6 Cores / 12 Threads - 3600 MHz Base / 4200 MHz Turbo Clock - 65 W
  • -1%
    AMD Ryzen 5 4600G (92nd) ► 6 Cores / 12 Threads - 3700 MHz Base / 4200 MHz Turbo Clock - 65 W
  • -1%
    Intel Xeon E-2236 (94th) ► 6 Cores / 12 Threads - 3400 MHz Base / 4800 MHz Turbo Clock - 80 W
  • -2%
    Intel Core i5-10500 (95th) ► 6 Cores / 12 Threads - 3100 MHz Base / 4500 MHz Turbo Clock - 65 W
  • -2%
    Intel Core i7-7700K (96th) ► 4 Cores / 8 Threads - 4200 MHz Base / 4500 MHz Turbo Clock - 91 W

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Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

  • +4%
    Intel Xeon E5-2630 V4 (118th) ► 10 Cores / 20 Threads - 2200 MHz Base / 3100 MHz Turbo Clock (85 W)
  • +4%
    AMD Ryzen 5 1600X (119th) ► 6 Cores / 12 Threads - 3600 MHz Base / 4000 MHz Turbo Clock (95 W)
  • +3%
    AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (120th) ► 6 Cores / 12 Threads - 3400 MHz Base / 3900 MHz Turbo Clock (65 W)
  • +1%
    AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AF (121st) ► 6 Cores / 12 Threads - 3200 MHz Base / 3600 MHz Turbo Clock (65 W)
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    AMD Ryzen 5 3500X (122nd) ► 6 Cores / 6 Threads - 3600 MHz Base / 4100 MHz Turbo Clock (65 W)
  • Intel Core i5-9600KF (123rd) ► 6 Cores / 6 Threads - 3700 MHz Base / 4600 MHz Turbo Clock (95 W)
  • -1%
    Intel Core i5-9600K (124th) ► 6 Cores / 6 Threads - 3700 MHz Base / 4600 MHz Turbo Clock (95 W)
  • -3%
    AMD Ryzen 3 3300X (125th) ► 4 Cores / 8 Threads - 3800 MHz Base / 4300 MHz Turbo Clock (65 W)
  • -6%
    AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (126th) ► 6 Cores / 12 Threads - 3200 MHz Base / 3600 MHz Turbo Clock (65 W)
  • -8%
    Intel Core i3-10320 (127th) ► 4 Cores / 8 Threads - 3800 MHz Base / 4600 MHz Turbo Clock (65 W)
  • -9%
    Intel Core i5-9400F (128th) ► 6 Cores / 6 Threads - 2900 MHz Base / 4100 MHz Turbo Clock (65 W)

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While testing the Core i5 9600K the multi-threaded performance was a bit lack-luster, this proc really could have used SMT (Hyper-threading). However, Intel carefully examined the Achilles heel of Ryzen processors and realized that with (and only) very...

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The Core i5-9600K is an iterative update over the previous-gen model. But if you're shopping for a new processor, it does provide enough of a performance improvement to merit attention. The processor clearly provides the best performance for gaming at...

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