Intel Core i5-9600K Review & Specs

Intel Core i5-9600K 6 Cores 4.6 GHz LGA1151 95W BX80684I59600K

Intel Core i5-9600K 6 Cores 4.6 GHz LGA1151 95W BX80684I59600K

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6 Cores / 6 Threads
3.70 GHz up to 4.60 GHz / 9 MB Cache
Compatible only with Motherboards based on Intel 300 Series Chipsets
Intel Optane Memory Supported
Intel UHD Graphics 630

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Specs Overview

Model BX80684I59600K
Release Date October 2018

* 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 Intel UHD Graphics 630
CPU Cores 6
CPU Threads 6
CPU Clock Rate 3700MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4600MHz
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 128GB
Cache L3 9MB

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9th Gen Intel Core i5-9600K desktop processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 offers powerful performance for gaming, creating and productivity. Thermal solution NOT included in the box. ONLY compatible with 300 series chipset based motherboard.

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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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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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