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Intel - Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz 6-Core Processor

( 4.9 Average / 34 Ratings )




Part #


Data Width




Operating Frequency

3.7 GHz

Turbo Frequency

4.6 GHz



L1 Cache

6 x 32 kB Instruction
6 x 32 kB Data

L2 Cache

6 x 256 kB

L3 Cache

6 x 1.5 MB


14 nm

Thermal Design Power

95 W

Includes CPU Cooler


Simultaneous Multithreading


Maximum Supported Memory

64 GB

Integrated Graphics

Intel UHD Graphics 630

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Price History (Excluding Tax) History:


Glmnet1 24 points 5 months ago
from completed build First build: 9600k + RTX 2070

No issue with it but I can't really compare to anything. I will try to overclock it soon.

daltonsollars 170 points 5 months ago

Great mid/high range gaming CPU with plenty of overclocking capability. Temperatures have been really good so far with only 120mm AIO. Would recommend to anyone looking for powerful gaming chip.

Tyrallion78 20 points 5 months ago
from completed build The wild Hunt

Great performance for the price. I was able to overclock it at a stable 5ghz with an AIO cooler.

Very good performance in game, I can't say for productivity task but Lightroom and in home streaming are both performing very well.

Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for and mid to high end gaming build, because the performance in game does not vary very much with the 9700k.

Velcade 14 points 5 months ago
from completed build i5-9600k build

A great CPU for general use and gaming. A worthy successor to the 8600k.

saruba 10 points 4 months ago
from completed build First full build

Overclock to 5Ghz with no problems keeping safe temperatures.

bdogz15 8 points 4 months ago
from completed build The Bdogz Computer

Handles modern day games better than my i3 8350k by a landslide. Was considering staying with a 8th gen i5 but decided to jump to the 9th gen because why not.

xJownage 15 points 4 months ago
from completed build My Beast

Overclocks like an absolute beast. Using a 360mm rad, this does 5.1 Ghz without even breaking a sweat (see the image on my build post). Never seen it go above 55 During gaming sessions.

DeaconOfTheDank 20 points 4 months ago
from completed build Minesweeper 2077

Getting an i5 was a no-brainer for me. My build is meant entirely for gaming and gaming only. That means I don’t have to worry about streaming or any heavy multi-tasking. With 6 cores and amazing single core performance, the i5 9600K looked like the perfect CPU. Besides that, the core count should be more than enough for most games and any of my typical usage habits. 60 FPS is my target framerate so I wasn’t worried about my CPU bottlenecking my GPU especially since I’ll be shooting for 4K. Additionally, I wanted to have reasonable overclocking room so that I can tweak it later for a tiny performance boost once I start feel its age. With the 9600K being about $20 more than the 8600K for quite a performance boost (and still way cheaper than the 8700K or 9700K, for that matter), my decision was made. Finally, I knew I would be without a GPU for a while so it was nice to be able to lean on integrated graphics in the meantime for light usage and browsing.

Cominus 7 points 4 months ago
from completed build The i5 Mid-level Build

It's pretty stable at 4.8 Ghz with a good intercooler.

ryansalami 8 points 3 months ago
from completed build ROG went ITX

Great All- Rounder CPU. Not really anything else to say.