Intel Core i5-9600KF Review & Specs

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

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Specs 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 3700MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4600MHz
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 128GB
Cache L3 9MB

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Critic Reviews


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...


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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