Intel Core i5-9600K

The Intel Core i5-9600K has 6 cores and 6 threads. Its base clock is at 3.7 GHz. Its multiplier is unlocked, making it possible to overclock the processor easily.

Based on 48 benchmarks we rate its gaming performance level at 9.12/10. It is one of the stronger processors for games in our database.

For regular application workloads, based on 1 benchmarks we rate its performance level at 4.29/10. It is a rather weak processor for application workloads.

Prices

VendorShippingAvailabilityPrice
Amazon.com $0.00 In Stock $206.99
Walmart.com $0.00 In Stock $228.00
superbiiz $0.00 In Stock $234.99
B&H $0.00 In Stock $247.00
newegg $0.00 In Stock $269.99

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Specifications

Model Info

Producer
Intel
MPN
BX80684I59600K
EAN
05032037140171
UPC
735858392488
Year

Clock

Base Clock
3.7 GHz
Turbo Clock
GHz
Unlocked Multiplier

Cores

Cores
6
Threads
6

Cache

L1 Cache
L2 Cache
L3 Cache

Misc

TDP
95 W
Socket
1151
Integrated graphics
Intel UHD 630
Product Page
Link

Reviews

Guru3D

Everything ran pretty much as expected with expected perf, gaming wise the 9600K will excel if you give it a fast enough GPU. It is in that mindset that I am stating this, value for money wise this might be the best gaming CPU to get in the enthusiast class gaming range.

tom's Hardware

The $263 Core i5-9600K at stock settings regularly beat an overclocked $329 Ryzen 7 2700X in games, and we expect even more performance from the Core i5 once we overclock it.