Intel Core i5-9600KF processor review

Intel Core i5-9600KF

Core i5-9600KF processor released by Intel; release date: Q1'19. The processor is designed for desktop-computers and based on Coffee Lake microarchitecture.

CPU is locked to prevent overclocking. Total number of cores - 6, threads - 6. Maximum CPU clock speed - 4.60 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 100°C. Manufacturing process technology - 14 nm.

Supported memory types: DDR4-2666. Maximum memory size: 128 GB.

Supported socket types: FCLGA1151. Maximum number of processors in a configuration - 1. Power consumption (TDP): 95 Watt.


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PassMark - Single thread mark 2752
PassMark - CPU mark 13934
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 0

Specifications (specs)


Architecture codename Coffee Lake
Launch date Q1'19
Place in performance rating 246
Processor Number i5-9600KF
Series 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 Processors
Status Launched
Vertical segment Desktop


64 bit support
Base frequency 3.70 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum core temperature 100°C
Maximum frequency 4.60 GHz
Number of cores 6
Number of threads 6


Max memory channels 2
Maximum memory bandwidth 41.6 GB/s
Maximum memory size 128 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-2666


Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Sockets supported FCLGA1151
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 95 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2015D (130W)


Max number of PCIe lanes 16
PCI Express revision 3.0
PCIe configurations Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Scalability 1S Only

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Identity Protection technology
Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX)
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Secure Key technology
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)
Secure Boot

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Idle States
Instruction set extensions Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Intel 64
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® TSX-NI
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Thermal Monitoring


Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)