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Intel Core i5-9600K @ 3.70GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i5-9600K @ 3.70GHz can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
  • The pricing history data shows the price for a single Processor. For multiple Processors, multiply the price shown by the number of CPUs.

Is the Intel Core i5-9600K @ 3.70GHz Good for Gaming?

This is a fairly old CPU that is no longer competitive with newer CPUs. But this CPU contains 6 Cores and 6 Threads. Paired with a good videocard, is this CPU Good for Gaming? This CPU should be able to play most games. [More ...]

Intel Core i5-9600K @ 3.70GHz

Description: Intel UHD Graphics 630

Class: Desktop

Socket: FCLGA1151-2

Clockspeed: 3.7 GHz

Turbo Speed: 4.6 GHz

Cores: 6 Threads: 6

Typical TDP: 95 W

Cache per CPU Package:
L1 Instruction Cache: 6 x 32 KB
L1 Data Cache: 6 x 32 KB
L2 Cache: 6 x 256 KB
L3 Cache: 9 MB

Memory Support: Max. Memory Size: 128 GB (DDR4-2666)

Other names: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-9600K CPU @ 3.70GHz, Intel Core i5-9600K CPU @ 3.70GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q4 2018

CPUmark/$Price: 79.10

Overall Rank: 1064

Last Price Change: $135.00 USD (2024-06-17)

Average CPU Mark
rating
10679

Single Thread Rating: 2741
Samples: 4659*
*Margin for error: Low



PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 13,583
Thread: 2,680

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i5-9600K @ 3.70GHz

Integer Math29,425 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math25,031 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers44 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting18,520 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption3,248 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression149,602 KBytes/Sec
Physics749 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions12,945 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread2,741 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 17th of June 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i5-9600K @ 3.70GHz

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 13th of June 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 13th of June 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

MerchantPricePurchase
Amazon.com$137.00 USDBuy Now!
NewEgg.com$176.00 USDBuy Now!
BestBuy.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
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Pricing History


Machines with this CPU (or similar)

Not Without IT: Multipurpose Business Computer Bundle| Intel 9th CPU | i5-9600K 3.7 GHz | 16GB DDR4| 512 GB SAMSUNG M.2 hard drive | 2K display | GIGABYTE Radeon 4GB | Windows 10 Pro | Small case! Not Without IT: Multipurpose Business Computer Bundle| Intel 9th CPU | i5-9600K 3.7 GHz | 16GB DDR4| 512 GB SAMSUNG M.2 hard drive | 2K display | GIGABYTE Radeon 4GB | Windows 10 Pro | Small case! $3499.00
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CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs
As of 17th of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,290
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,404
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
39,169
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,627
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,031
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,904
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,303
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,759
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,505
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,178
Intel Core i5-9600K @ 3.70GHz
10,679
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 17th of June 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
208.95
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
161.18
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
158.90
Intel Core i9-12900K
138.02
Intel Core i9-13900K
129.08
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.66
Intel Core i5-9600K @ 3.70GHz
79.10
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
53.36
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Single Thread Rating
As of 17th of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,631
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,167
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,034
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,922
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,837
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,699
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
3,470
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,361
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,931
Intel Core i5-9600K @ 3.70GHz
2,741
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,567
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i5-9600K @ 3.70GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2124752 - Jun 16 2024 [Overclocked]
12621
BL2124466 - Jun 15 2024
10894
BL2124227 - Jun 15 2024
8340
BL2124060 - Jun 15 2024
10823
BL2123881 - Jun 14 2024
10763
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i5-9600K @ 3.70GHz
As of 17th of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i5-9600K @ 3.70GHz
10,679
AMD Ryzen 5 3500X vs Intel Core i5-9600K
13,175 (+23.4%)
Intel Core i5-9400 @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i5-9600K
9,371 (-12.2%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500 vs Intel Core i5-9600K
12,792 (+19.8%)
Intel Core i5-9600KF @ 3.70GHz vs Intel Core i5-9600K
10,696 (+0.2%)
Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i5-9600K
10,199 (-4.5%)
Intel Core i5-8600 @ 3.10GHz vs Intel Core i5-9600K
9,950 (-6.8%)
Intel Core i5-8400 @ 2.80GHz vs Intel Core i5-9600K
9,234 (-13.5%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G vs Intel Core i5-9600K
8,731 (-18.2%)
Intel Core i5-9500 @ 3.00GHz vs Intel Core i5-9600K
9,819 (-8.1%)
Intel Core i5-9400F @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i5-9600K
9,469 (-11.3%)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X vs Intel Core i5-9600K
13,062 (+22.3%)
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X vs Intel Core i5-9600K
12,652 (+18.5%)

Is the Intel Core i5-9600K @ 3.70GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 17th of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
9,424
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,273
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,045
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,545
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,393
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,138
Intel Core i9-14900KF
8,007
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,884
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,792
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,543
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,532
Intel Core i7-14700KF
7,524
Intel Core i5-9600K @ 3.70GHz
2,333