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Intel Core i5-9600KF

6
Cores
6
Threads
95 W
TDP
3.7 GHz
Frequency
4.6 GHz
Boost
Coffee Lake
Codename
Socket 1151
Socket
Intel Socket 1151
Intel Socket 1151
The Intel Core i5-9600KF is a desktop processor with 6 cores, launched in January 2019. It is part of the Core i5 lineup, using the Coffee Lake Refresh architecture with Socket 1151. Core i5-9600KF has 9MB of L3 cache and operates at 3.7 GHz by default, but can boost up to 4.6 GHz, depending on the workload. Intel is making the Core i5-9600KF on a 14 nm production node, the transistor count is unknown. You may freely adjust the unlocked multiplier on Core i5-9600KF, which simplifies overclocking greatly, as you can easily dial in any overclocking frequency.
With a TDP of 95 W, the Core i5-9600KF consumes a good deal of power, so decent cooling is needed. Intel's processor supports DDR4 memory with adual-channel interface. For communication with other components in the machine, Core i5-9600KF uses a PCI-Express Gen 3 connection. This processor does not have integrated graphics, you will need a separate graphics card.
Hardware virtualization is available on the Core i5-9600KF, which greatly improves virtual machine performance. Additionally, IOMMU virtualization (PCI passthrough) is supported, so that guest virtual machines may directly use host hardware. Programs using Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) can run on this processor, boosting performance for calculation-heavy applications. Besides AVX, Intel is including the newer AVX2 standard, too, but not AVX-512.

Physical

Socket: Intel Socket 1151
Foundry: Intel
Process Size: 14 nm
Transistors: unknown
Die Size: unknown
Package: FC-LGA1151
tCaseMax: 72°C

Performance

Frequency: 3.7 GHz
Turbo Clock: up to 4.6 GHz
Base Clock: 100 MHz
Multiplier: 37.0x
Multiplier Unlocked: Yes
Voltage: variable
TDP: 95 W

Architecture

Market: Desktop
Production Status: Active
Release Date: Jan 8th, 2019
Codename: Coffee Lake
Generation: Core i5
(Coffee Lake Refresh)
Part#: BX80684I59600KF
BXC80684I5960KF
SRFAD
Memory Support: DDR4
Dual-channel
ECC Memory: No
PCI-Express: Gen 3

Cores

# of Cores: 6
# of Threads: 6
SMP # CPUs: 1
Integrated Graphics: N/A

Cache

Cache L1: 64K (per core)
Cache L2: 256K (per core)
Cache L3: 9MB (shared)

Features

  • MMX
  • SSE
  • SSE2
  • SSE3
  • SSSE3
  • SSE4.2
  • AVX
  • AVX2
  • EIST
  • Intel 64
  • XD bit
  • VT-x
  • VT-d
  • AES-NI
  • TSX
  • TXT
  • CLMUL
  • FMA3
  • F16C
  • BMI1
  • BMI2
  • Boost 2.0

Notes

This processor comes with an unlocked BCLK multiplier, allowing users to set the multiplier value higher than shipped value, to facilitate better overclocking.