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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: 78.54

Overall Rank: 1039

Last Price Change: $136.00 USD (2024-05-21)

Average CPU Mark
rating
10681

Single Thread Rating: 2741
Samples: 4609*
*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 Math29,431 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math25,038 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers44 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting18,539 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption3,247 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression149,696 KBytes/Sec
Physics748 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions12,955 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread2,741 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 21st of May 2024.

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

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 16th of May 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 16th of May 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$138.00 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 22nd of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,322
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,383
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
39,185
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,630
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,023
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,908
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,313
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,764
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,479
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,186
Intel Core i5-9600K @ 3.70GHz
10,681
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 22nd of May 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
199.60
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
151.82
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
140.96
Intel Core i9-12900K
125.42
Intel Core i9-13900K
121.36
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.67
Intel Core i5-9600K @ 3.70GHz
78.54
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
51.59
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 22nd of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,633
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,171
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,035
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,927
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,837
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,702
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
3,471
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,361
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,932
Intel Core i5-9600K @ 3.70GHz
2,741
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,568
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i5-9600K @ 3.70GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2104637 - May 19 2024
11026
BL2104610 - May 19 2024
9305
BL2104224 - May 18 2024
10657
BL5064420 - May 18 2024
11127
BL2103119 - May 17 2024 [Overclocked]
11351
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 22nd of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i5-9600K @ 3.70GHz
10,681
AMD Ryzen 5 3500X vs Intel Core i5-9600K
13,177 (+23.4%)
Intel Core i5-9400 @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i5-9600K
9,374 (-12.2%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500 vs Intel Core i5-9600K
12,794 (+19.8%)
Intel Core i5-9600KF @ 3.70GHz vs Intel Core i5-9600K
10,705 (+0.2%)
Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i5-9600K
10,198 (-4.5%)
Intel Core i5-8600 @ 3.10GHz vs Intel Core i5-9600K
9,949 (-6.9%)
Intel Core i5-8400 @ 2.80GHz vs Intel Core i5-9600K
9,229 (-13.6%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G vs Intel Core i5-9600K
8,727 (-18.3%)
Intel Core i5-9500 @ 3.00GHz vs Intel Core i5-9600K
9,812 (-8.1%)
Intel Core i5-9400F @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i5-9600K
9,470 (-11.3%)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X vs Intel Core i5-9600K
13,069 (+22.4%)
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X vs Intel Core i5-9600K
12,653 (+18.5%)

Is the Intel Core i5-9600K @ 3.70GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 22nd of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
9,645
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,272
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,067
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,560
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,407
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,147
Intel Core i9-14900KF
8,005
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,878
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,795
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,553
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,532
Intel Core i7-14700KF
7,520
Intel Core i5-9600K @ 3.70GHz
2,333