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Core i5-9600K


Performance
372.7k points

Description
The Core i5-9600K is a cpu manufactured by Intel that was released on October 2018. This model has 6 Coffee Lake-S cores , runs at 3700 MHz as base frequency and has a a thermal design power of 95 W.

Coffee Lake is the second refinement of Intel’s 14nm (Tri-Gate) technology. While it uses LGA1151 socket, it is incompatible with previous generations due to electrical changes in socket’s pins so these CPUs require Z370 chipset. This kind of generation introduced more cores in every range to compete with new AMD’s architecture. Coffee Lake uses DDR4 memory at 2400MHz for i3 and at 2666MHz for i5, i7 CPUs plus iGPU frequency has been increased 50MHz with respect to previous generation.

Specs
Official name
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9600K CPU @ 3.70GHz
CPUID
906ed
Core
Coffee Lake-S
Architecture
Base frecuency
3.7 GHz
Boost frecuency
4.6 GHz
Socket
LGA 1151
Cores/Threads
6/6
TDP
95 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
6x32+6x32 kB
Cache L2
6x256 kB
Cache L3
9216 kB
Release date
October 2018
Mean monothread perf.
77.75k points
Mean multithread perf.
372.74k points

Non-optimized benchmark
The benchmark in Mode 0 (FPU) measures cpu performance with non-optimized software. It uses the basic µinstructions from the i386 architecture with the i387 floating point unit. This mode is compatible with all CPUs so it's practical to compare very different CPUs
Monothread
Multithread
Test#1 (Integers)
4.69k
26.24k (x5.6)
Test#2 (FP)
19.35k
107.95k (x5.6)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
6.08k
34.5k (x5.7)
Test#1 (Memory)
13.81k
8.1k (x0.6)
TOTAL
43.93k
176.79k (x4.0)

SSE3 optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode I (SSE) is optimized for the use of SIMD instructions with 128 bits register and the SSE set up to version 3. Nearly every modern CPU has support for this mode.
Monothread
Multithread
Test#1 (Integers)
16.91k
95.21k (x5.6)
Test#2 (FP)
24.42k
137.3k (x5.6)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
6.37k
36.05k (x5.7)
Test#1 (Memory)
13.55k
8.4k (x0.6)
TOTAL
61.25k
276.96k (x4.5)

AVX optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode II (AVX) is optimized to used 256 bits registers beside the first version of the Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX). The first AVX compatible CPU was released in 2011.
Monothread
Multithread
Test#1 (Integers)
16.75k
96.03k (x5.7)
Test#2 (FP)
25.5k
143.78k (x5.6)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
6.17k
35.06k (x5.7)
Test#1 (Memory)
13.06k
8.45k (x0.6)
TOTAL
61.48k
283.33k (x4.6)

AVX2 optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode III (AVX2), like AVX1, is optimized to used 256 bits registers beside the second version of the Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX). The first AVX2 compatible CPU was released in 2013.
Monothread
Multithread
Test#1 (Integers)
30.64k
174.92k (x5.7)
Test#2 (FP)
26.75k
153.88k (x5.8)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
6.33k
35.93k (x5.7)
Test#1 (Memory)
14.03k
8k (x0.6)
TOTAL
77.75k
372.74k (x4.8)

Motherboards where this CPU was tested
Model
Chipset
Release date
Intel H370
N/A

RAM models tested along with this CPU
Model
Type
Frequency
Size
DDR4
2667 MHz
8 GB

Monothread performance graph
Monothread performance graphics gives the performance vs time. They are useful to measure the time it takes to the CPU to reach the maximum performance.

Usually, CPU's performance will be steady during these tests but if it has a slow frequency strategy, the first samples will show a lower score.


Test#1 (Integers) [% vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [% vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [% vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [% vs time]

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Multithread performance graph
Multithread graphs measure the performance against a heavy load during certain time.

If CPU's TDP doesn't limit the frequency and the machine is properly cooled, performance should remain steady vs time. Otherwise, the performance score will oscillate or decrease over time.


Test#1 (Integers) [% vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [% vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [% vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [% vs time]

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Similar CPUs to Core i5-9600K
Core i5-9600K (This model)
 Mode FPU monothread  [43.93k points]
 Mode FPU multithread  [176.79k points]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [77.75k points]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [372.74k points]
 Mode FPU monothread  [44.04k points +0.26%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [178.11k points +0.75%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [77.34k points -0.53%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [371.08k points -0.45%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [43.19k points -1.69%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [137.58k points -22.18%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [75.67k points -2.68%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [349.21k points -6.31%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [42.12k points -4.13%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [202.61k points +14.61%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [75.01k points -3.52%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [388.95k points +4.35%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [44.9k points +2.21%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [240.71k points +36.16%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [79.2k points +1.86%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [487.05k points +30.67%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [39.5k points -10.09%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [178.64k points +1.05%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [80.6k points +3.66%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [443.77k points +19.06%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [42.82k points -2.53%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [191.54k points +8.34%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [75.27k points -3.19%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [387.99k points +4.09%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [41.34k points -5.89%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [165.85k points -6.19%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [73.65k points -5.27%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [352.84k points -5.34%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [41.26k points -6.07%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [191.41k points +8.27%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [72.1k points -7.26%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [378.99k points +1.68%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [43.7k points -0.53%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [143.47k points -18.85%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [76.98k points -1.00%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [289.9k points -22.22%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [41.9k points -4.62%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [164.31k points -7.06%]
 Mode SSE monothread  [60.93k points -21.63%]
 Mode SSE multithread  [269.85k points -27.60%]
          
FPU mode comparison

Monothread integers operations
Model
Score
4.82k [2.78%]
Intel Core i5-9600K
4.69k
This model
4.67k [-0.36%]
4.63k [-1.25%]
4.57k [-2.41%]
4.53k [-3.42%]

Multithread integers operations
Model
Score
27.67k [5.46%]
27.35k [4.24%]
26.67k [1.62%]
26.64k [1.50%]
26.31k [0.26%]
Intel Core i5-9600K
26.24k
This model
25.26k [-3.73%]
24.75k [-5.67%]
24.3k [-7.41%]
24.18k [-7.86%]
24.01k [-8.49%]

Monothread floating point operations
Model
Score
19.74k [2.01%]
19.73k [1.94%]
19.72k [1.88%]
19.54k [0.98%]
19.43k [0.39%]
Intel Core i5-9600K
19.35k
This model
19.07k [-1.46%]
18.92k [-2.21%]
18.71k [-3.32%]
18.66k [-3.59%]
18.64k [-3.68%]

Multithread floating point operations
Model
Score
118.16k [9.46%]
117.98k [9.29%]
110.11k [2.00%]
108.69k [0.69%]
108.04k [0.09%]
Intel Core i5-9600K
107.95k
This model
105.18k [-2.56%]
103.1k [-4.49%]
101.79k [-5.70%]
97.88k [-9.33%]
97.53k [-9.65%]

Monothread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
Intel Core i5-9600K
6.08k
This model
6.05k [-0.58%]
5.88k [-3.37%]
5.84k [-3.99%]
5.84k [-4.07%]
5.84k [-4.07%]

Multithread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
38.12k [10.50%]
36.62k [6.14%]
34.56k [0.17%]
Intel Core i5-9600K
34.5k
This model
34.13k [-1.08%]
33.66k [-2.43%]
33.07k [-4.15%]
32.43k [-5.99%]
31.65k [-8.25%]

Monothread memory performance
Model
Score
14.16k [2.55%]
14.03k [1.64%]
13.95k [1.04%]
13.82k [0.07%]
Intel Core i5-9600K
13.81k
This model
13.78k [-0.23%]
13.6k [-1.52%]
13.51k [-2.14%]
13.49k [-2.33%]
13.45k [-2.57%]

Multithread memory performance
Model
Score
8.21k [1.32%]
8.2k [1.22%]
Intel Core i5-9600K
8.1k
This model
8.08k [-0.28%]
8.04k [-0.80%]
          
SSE mode comparison

Monothread integers operations
Model
Score
18.03k [6.63%]
17.66k [4.45%]
17.35k [2.63%]
17.17k [1.56%]
17.17k [1.56%]
Intel Core i5-9600K
16.91k
This model
16.8k [-0.64%]
16.63k [-1.67%]
16.59k [-1.89%]
16.5k [-2.44%]
16.45k [-2.71%]

Multithread integers operations
Model
Score
116.68k [22.55%]
106.07k [11.41%]
100.94k [6.01%]
96.91k [1.78%]
Intel Core i5-9600K
95.21k
This model
94.26k [-1.00%]
93.78k [-1.51%]
92.79k [-2.55%]
92.61k [-2.74%]
90.44k [-5.01%]

Monothread floating point operations
Model
Score
25.32k [3.69%]
25.26k [3.45%]
24.55k [0.52%]
Intel Core i5-9600K
24.42k
This model
24.42k [0.00%]
24.35k [-0.26%]
24.18k [-0.99%]
24.17k [-1.01%]
24.12k [-1.23%]

Multithread floating point operations
Model
Score
159.6k [16.24%]
159.09k [15.87%]
152.55k [11.11%]
149.1k [8.59%]
147.68k [7.56%]
Intel Core i5-9600K
137.3k
This model
135.13k [-1.58%]
135.12k [-1.59%]
134.47k [-2.06%]
133.47k [-2.79%]
131.23k [-4.42%]

Monothread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
Intel Core i5-9600K
6.37k
This model
6.24k [-2.07%]
6.22k [-2.48%]
6.1k [-4.32%]
6.09k [-4.50%]

Multithread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
43.61k [20.99%]
40.71k [12.93%]
39.74k [10.23%]
39.68k [10.07%]
36.61k [1.56%]
Intel Core i5-9600K
36.05k
This model
35.6k [-1.24%]
33.85k [-6.09%]
33.63k [-6.71%]
33.29k [-7.65%]
32.93k [-8.65%]

Monothread memory performance
Model
Score
13.81k [1.98%]
13.72k [1.29%]
13.71k [1.19%]
13.69k [1.05%]
13.59k [0.33%]
Intel Core i5-9600K
13.55k
This model
13.43k [-0.82%]
13.24k [-2.25%]
13.24k [-2.26%]
12.79k [-5.57%]
12.59k [-7.08%]

Multithread memory performance
Model
Score
Intel Core i5-9600K
8.4k
This model
8.39k [-0.07%]
8.22k [-2.06%]
8.04k [-4.23%]
7.87k [-6.29%]
7.85k [-6.51%]
          
AVX mode comparison

Monothread integers operations
Model
Score
16.95k [1.24%]
16.92k [1.05%]
16.87k [0.75%]
16.76k [0.05%]
Intel Core i5-9600K
16.75k
This model
16.71k [-0.22%]
16.57k [-1.04%]
16.33k [-2.50%]
16.31k [-2.63%]

Multithread integers operations
Model
Score
105.74k [10.11%]
105.42k [9.77%]
102.11k [6.33%]
101.85k [6.06%]
97.37k [1.39%]
Intel Core i5-9600K
96.03k
This model
95.51k [-0.54%]
94.36k [-1.75%]
92.51k [-3.67%]
92.21k [-3.98%]
91.64k [-4.58%]

Monothread floating point operations
Model
Score
26.18k [2.68%]
26.12k [2.44%]
25.74k [0.94%]
25.52k [0.08%]
Intel Core i5-9600K
25.5k
This model
25.45k [-0.16%]
25.44k [-0.22%]
25.37k [-0.50%]
25.2k [-1.15%]
25.16k [-1.31%]

Multithread floating point operations
Model
Score
158.71k [10.38%]
154.42k [7.40%]
145.37k [1.11%]
144.76k [0.68%]
Intel Core i5-9600K
143.78k
This model
143.19k [-0.41%]
141.73k [-1.42%]
137.92k [-4.08%]
131.05k [-8.85%]
126.96k [-11.70%]

Monothread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
Intel Core i5-9600K
6.17k
This model
6.06k [-1.73%]
6.01k [-2.55%]
5.99k [-2.90%]
5.98k [-3.04%]

Multithread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
42.08k [20.01%]
39.84k [13.62%]
38.76k [10.54%]
35.23k [0.47%]
Intel Core i5-9600K
35.06k
This model
33.85k [-3.46%]
33.44k [-4.64%]
33.34k [-4.93%]
33.12k [-5.56%]
32.22k [-8.11%]

Monothread memory performance
Model
Score
13.33k [2.03%]
13.33k [2.03%]
13.25k [1.44%]
13.21k [1.15%]
Intel Core i5-9600K
13.06k
This model
13.02k [-0.29%]
12.82k [-1.87%]
12.7k [-2.80%]
12.5k [-4.27%]
12.11k [-7.28%]

Multithread memory performance
Model
Score
Intel Core i5-9600K
8.45k
This model
8.23k [-2.65%]
8.21k [-2.88%]
8.06k [-4.61%]
          
AVX2 mode comparison

Monothread integers operations
Model
Score
31.16k [1.68%]
30.89k [0.82%]
30.66k [0.06%]
Intel Core i5-9600K
30.64k
This model
30.52k [-0.40%]
30.47k [-0.57%]
30.38k [-0.87%]
30.11k [-1.74%]
29.75k [-2.92%]

Multithread integers operations
Model
Score
180.2k [3.02%]
178.85k [2.24%]
176.41k [0.85%]
176.08k [0.66%]
175.69k [0.44%]
Intel Core i5-9600K
174.92k
This model
174.66k [-0.15%]
174.56k [-0.21%]
174.21k [-0.41%]
172.66k [-1.29%]
172.62k [-1.32%]

Monothread floating point operations
Model
Score
26.95k [0.75%]
26.92k [0.62%]
26.81k [0.24%]
26.8k [0.20%]
Intel Core i5-9600K
26.75k
This model
26.73k [-0.08%]
26.59k [-0.60%]
26.55k [-0.76%]
26.54k [-0.79%]
26.49k [-0.98%]

Multithread floating point operations
Model
Score
158.62k [3.08%]
158.57k [3.05%]
156.32k [1.58%]
154.06k [0.12%]
153.92k [0.02%]
Intel Core i5-9600K
153.88k
This model
153.82k [-0.04%]
153.22k [-0.43%]
151.34k [-1.65%]
151.05k [-1.84%]
150.39k [-2.27%]

Monothread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
6.41k [1.31%]
Intel Core i5-9600K
6.33k
This model
6.23k [-1.57%]
6.08k [-3.98%]
6.05k [-4.41%]
6.01k [-5.05%]

Multithread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
36.84k [2.52%]
36.56k [1.76%]
36.42k [1.35%]
36.33k [1.12%]
Intel Core i5-9600K
35.93k
This model
35.79k [-0.39%]
35.65k [-0.80%]
35.04k [-2.48%]
34.11k [-5.07%]
34.04k [-5.28%]

Monothread memory performance
Model
Score
14.37k [2.41%]
14.19k [1.15%]
14.17k [1.02%]
14.07k [0.28%]
14.05k [0.18%]
Intel Core i5-9600K
14.03k
This model
13.89k [-0.99%]
13.88k [-1.09%]
13.87k [-1.13%]
13.74k [-2.08%]
13.71k [-2.25%]

Multithread memory performance
Model
Score
8.31k [3.82%]
8.17k [2.10%]
Intel Core i5-9600K
8k
This model
7.95k [-0.57%]
7.89k [-1.39%]
7.78k [-2.74%]
7.74k [-3.31%]

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