Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz Six-Core LGA 1151 Processor

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Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz Six-Core LGA 1151 Processor
Key Features
  • 6 Cores & 6 Threads
  • 3.7 GHz Clock Speed
  • 4.6 GHz Maximum Turbo Frequency
  • LGA 1151 Socket
Only compatible with their 300-series chipset-based motherboards, the Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz Six-Core LGA 1151 Processor from Intel is designed for gaming, creating, and productivity. It has a base clock speed of 3.7 GHz and comes with features such as Intel Optane Memory support, AES-NI encryption, Intel vPro technology, Intel TXT, Intel Device Protection with Boot Guard, and Intel VT-d virtualization technology for directed I/O. With Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 technology, the maximum turbo frequency this processor can achieve is 4.6 GHz. Additionally, this processor features 6 cores with 6 threads in an LGA 1151 socket, has 9MB of cache memory, and 24 PCIe lanes. Having 6 cores allows the processor to run multiple programs simultaneously without slowing down the system, while the 6 threads allow a basic ordered sequence of instructions to be passed through or processed by a single CPU core. This processor also supports dual-channel DDR4-2666 RAM and utilizes 9th-generation technology.
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Intel i5-9600K Overview

Only compatible with their 300-series chipset-based motherboards, the Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz Six-Core LGA 1151 Processor from Intel is designed for gaming, creating, and productivity. It has a base clock speed of 3.7 GHz and comes with features such as Intel Optane Memory support, AES-NI encryption, Intel vPro technology, Intel TXT, Intel Device Protection with Boot Guard, and Intel VT-d virtualization technology for directed I/O. With Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 technology, the maximum turbo frequency this processor can achieve is 4.6 GHz. Additionally, this processor features 6 cores with 6 threads in an LGA 1151 socket, has 9MB of cache memory, and 24 PCIe lanes. Having 6 cores allows the processor to run multiple programs simultaneously without slowing down the system, while the 6 threads allow a basic ordered sequence of instructions to be passed through or processed by a single CPU core. This processor also supports dual-channel DDR4-2666 RAM and utilizes 9th-generation technology.

Graphically, the Core i5-9600K uses the integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 chipset, which has a dynamic frequency of 1150 MHz. If you need even more performance, this processor is unlocked, which lets you overclock the processor over its maximum speed. However, this is not recommended, as it will void the limited 3-year warranty.

Please note that this processor does not include a heatsink or fan and requires a separately-sold CPU cooling solution.

Intel i5-9600K Specs

General
CPU Model
Intel Core i5-9600K
CPU Socket
LGA 1151
Manufacturing Process
14 nm
Maximum CPU Configuration
1S
Maximum Number of PCIe Lanes
16 (Revision 3.0)
Unlocked
Yes
Performance
Number of Cores
6
Number of Threads
6
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz
Maximum Boost Speed
4.6 GHz
L3 Cache
9 MB
Memory Support
Maximum Capacity
64 GB
Memory Support
DDR4 2666 MHz
ECC Memory
No
Channel Architecture
Dual Channel
Maximum Memory Bandwidth
41 GB/s
Optane Memory Support
Yes
Power
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 W
Included Thermal Solution
No
Maximum Temperature
212°F / 100°C
Technology
AES Support
Yes
Extension
AVX 2.0, SSE 4.1/4.2
Instruction Set
64-Bit
Virtualization
Yes: Intel VT-d
vPro Support
Yes
Performance Technologies
SpeedStep, Stable Image Platform Program, TSX-NI, Turbo Boost 2.0, Turbo Boost Max 3.0
Security Technologies
Device Protection with Boot Guard, Execute Disable Bit, MPX (Memory Protection Extensions), OS Guard, Secure Key, Software Guard Extensions, Trusted Execution Technology
Video Technologies
Clear Video, Clear Video HD, InTru 3D, Quick Sync Video
Integrated Graphics
Integrated Graphics
Intel UHD Graphics 630
Maximum Resolution Support
4096 x 2304 at 60 Hz
Supported APIs
DirectX: 12
OpenGL: 4.5
Number of Displays
3
Maximum Shared Video Memory
64 GB
Base Clock Speed
350 MHz
Maximum Boost Speed
1.15 GHz
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
4.6 x 4.15 x 1.75"

Intel i5-9600K Reviews

Great Kit

By Russell
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-13

I was in the market to upgrade my old mobo and processor and this was a great deal. I'm not a huge gamer but I do enjoy some games and photo editing, and this was the perfect fit for my needs.

Hyperthreading would be nice, but not needed in most cases.

By Craig
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-30

So if you look up the overall performance margin between the i5 9600K or KF in contrast to the i7 9700K, it's quite minimal. The i7 does have hyperthreading which makes it's multi-core performance better however, like I said... the overall performance is quite minimal, so in vast majority of cases the i5 will give you plenty of performance, and at $200 at the time I bought this, I thought it was a good deal. The i7 was $300, and a week after I bought this came down to $269, which is on that borderline of being worth it over this chip... but if you're just gaming and a few other things, this is perfectly fine. If you are constantly multitasking or have any heavy workflow, then you might want to opt for the i7. This chip is actually going to run my Linux plex server. I currently have an i7 10700K in my main rig, so I can attest to both chips being solid performers in most workloads.

As stated

By Stephen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-04

Working very well

love it

By eehab
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-12

fast delivery

Perfect

By Abdulrhman Moha
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-12

Perfect for rtx 2070

Best budget cpu

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-20

Perfect for my $1000 rig. Does everything I wanted for way less money than the i7 or i9.

Great Choice!

By Eugene
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-13

I made the right choice with this Core i5 processor. Great performance without the higher price of the Core i7.

Stable, performs well

By Gunaseelan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-26

I recently upgraded my family room MMPC which is connected to my Sony TV (also bought from B&H). This computer is used for watching streaming content, playing PC games, etc. The CPU, while not the screaming top of the line, does very well for playing PC games.

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I have a 3.5 year old Alienware 17R3 with an i7-6700HQ @ 2.60GHz and next line states 2.59 GHz. Also 8 Gigs of Ram. Is this processor recommended as a dramatic upgrade? Any other upgrade recommendations?
Asked by: keith
You can still use this computer it's a nice computer it will still run whatever you need to do.
Answered by: ilich
Date published: 2020-07-01

How can you tell if this CPU is P0 or R0 ...

How can you tell if this CPU is P0 or R0 stepping?
Asked by: Sentinel Data
The boxed version of this processor is the R0 stepping. The P0 stepping is only in the bulk tray version.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2019-09-18

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I'm looking for an affordable solution for editing video in Davinci Resolve. Not shooting raw, but up to 4k 30fps Canon footage. Would this be a viable option?
Asked by: James
Yes This CPU intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz Six-Core LGA 1151 Processor will work with editing video software like Davinci Resolve it is viable option.
Answered by: ilich
Date published: 2020-10-25

I was wondering if this cpu is compatible with ...

I was wondering if this cpu is compatible with all LGA1151 motherboards, specifically the b360m bazooka
Asked by: Kaeleb
Yes, this Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz Six-Core LGA 1151 Processor, would work with the LGA1151 motherboards, specifically the b360m bazooka.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2022-08-09
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