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Intel Core i5 9600KF 3.7GHz 6 Core CPU

CCL Code: CPU0596
Manufacturer Code: BX80684I59600KF
| Manufacturer: Intel

Key Features:

  • Base: 3.7GHz, Turbo: 4.6GHz
  • 6 Cores, 6 Threads
  • Socket 1151
  • No Integrated Graphics
  • *No Cooler Included*


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IMPORTANT: Please check with your motherboard manufacturer for support. This processor is designed for use with Z390 chipset motherboards. Whilst it can work on Z370, B360 and H310 chipsets, motherboards based on these will require a BIOS update before they will work with this processor.

IMPORTANT: This processor does not include integrated graphics. A discreet graphics card will be required for video output.

If you are purchasing this processor at the same time as a motherboard that requires a BIOS update, you can contact our Sales Team and we will update the BIOS for you prior to shipping for a nominal fee.


Intel® Core™ i5-9600KF up to 4.60GHz Hexa Core Unlocked Processor


The 9th Generation Intel Core i5 offers a complete performance that will handle AAA games and cruise through any work you have to throw at it, immerse yourself in 4K UHD content for as long as you like and edit videos to your hearts content.

Weighing in with a base clock speed of 3.7GHz and the ability to push that up to 4.6GHz when needed - Unprecedented speed for this price point that runs through 6 cores and 6 threads while maintaining the stability of 95W TDP.


3.70 GHz 4.60 GHz 6 / 6 9MB 14nm
Base Clock Boost Clock Cores / Threads Cache Technology


9th Generation Intel Core i5 Processor

9th Generation Intel processors have introduced the new Solder Thermal Interface Material (STIM) for a more efficient heat transfer that gives greater control over temperatures when overclocking and using your PC for long periods of time. Perfect for the power user or expert gamer who demand lower temperatures under heavy use. Fine tune your overclock with the free Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility (XTU) to get the maximum performance. The i5 9600KF uses 14nm architecture and a 9MB cache for a balanced performance that doesn’t break the bank.


Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0

Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology brilliantly accelerates processor and graphics performance for peak loads and helps the CPU distribute power through the cores. As Hyper Threading has been turned off for the new range, the boost you get from the Turbo feature does not overheat the processor. DirectX 12 Support helps with optimization when running large apps and even 4K content at 60Hz.


 Product Collection 9th Generation Intel Core i5
 Integrated Graphics Not Included
 Perfect for Serious gamers and content creators
 Overclocking Unlocked, requires a Z-series motherboard for overclocking


4K UHD with Intel 9th Gen

Stream 4K UHD video content, get immersed in Virtual Reality, and play the most demanding AAA games. With 4 times more pixels on screen than traditional Full HD, you can enjoy sharp, lifelike visuals, complex shading, and fast frame rates—all with virtually no stuttering, buffering, or lags. And be ready for revolutionary immersive experiences yet to come!



Overclocking with Confidence

Get even more gaming power and performance with Unlocked Intel processors by pairing them with compatible Z series motherboards to allow overclocking features. Overclocking is a way to custom tune your PC's performance by increasing the speed of the CPU and RAM. It can also help with processor-intensive tasks such as video or image rendering and transcoding.




CPU Type Intel Core i5
CPU Manufacturer Intel
CPU Cores Hexa Core
CPU Socket Socket 1151
CPU Brand Intel
Cache 9 MB
CPU Threads 6
Processor Turbo Speed 4.6 GHz
CPU Family Intel Core i5
Processor Number 9600KF
CPU Speed 3.7 GHz
L3 Cache 9 MB
Technology 14 nm
Socket LGA1151
CodeName Coffee Lake
QPI Speed 8 GT/s
Number of Cores 6
Turbo Core Yes
Turbo Speed 4.6 GHz
Number of Threads 6 threads


Graphics Chipset None
IGP/APU Graphics None
Integrated Graphics No


Maximum Memory Size 128 GB
Memory Types DDR4-2666
Number of Memory Channels 2 channels
Maximum Memory Bandwidth 41.6 GB/s


TDP (Thermal Design Power) 95 W


Form Factor Processor

Key Features

Socket(s) LGA 1151
CPU Cooler Included No
Microsoft Processor List C


Warranty 1 Year

Item Details

Manufacturer Intel
Manufacturer Code BX80684I59600KF
EAN 5032037151818
Condition New

Warranty Information

Warranty 1 Year

Manufacturer Information

Manufacturer Intel
Manufacturer Code BX80684I59600KF
Questions and Answers

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Q: hi i have the i5 9600kf processor on a msi b360 gaming plus mb if i dont install the bios update to allow the mb to work with the 9th gen intel could this be the reason my computer keeps freezing at random points
Answer by Website User on 12th February 2020
If the bios wasn't supported then it wouldn't turn on. - Kristian N
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4 / 5 6 reviews


5 months ago

Very good price

Cleay Bolt

10 months ago

Was excited to get it but the cpu didnt work

Ian Parkinson

April 2020

Using a 1070 at stock speeds I can max gfx settings on all modern titles including AC Odyssey and GR Breakpoint at 1080 at stock speeds and get at least 60fps average,


January 2020

Very high IPC (instruction per clock) which benefits all my use cases: highly single threaded numerical computations within matlab and competitive fps gaming (pubg & csgo). At 4.9GHz and paired with 4400MHz ram, PUBG is always GPU limited. (GTX 1080).

Rayan Sheikh

December 2019

I bought this over an i7 purely from a value for money prespective, I was going to go with an AMD 3600 build but the price on this was pretty much the same with marginally better performance for gaming so I changed my build back to intel. I'd recommend it if you were looking for a mid-tier build where you get maximum value for money and strong performance


December 2019

Great value upgrade for an ageing 2nd gen I5 processor. Very keenly priced and a great choice if you are running external Gfx card and dont need the onboard Gfx.