Designed for the World's Best Gamers
Experience exceptional performance, immersive entertainment and simple convenience with 9th Gen Intel Core processors. The i5 9600K processor extends all the capabilities that users love from previous generation CPUs with even more advanced innovations that deliver new levels of performance immersing you into your computer on a variety of form factors. The 9600K features all the latest Intel technologies to allow you to have the best computing experience, and this particular CPU is unlocked allowing you to overclock it to your gaming or production needs.
Please Note: Although the Intel 9th CPUs are compatible with a range of Intel 300-series motherboards utilizing the LGA 1151 socket, for optimum power delivery, maximum performance, & the best possible overclocking experience, we recommend using a Intel Z390 motherboard with these processors. Z370 Motherboards need a BIOS update for compatibility, using an 8th generation CPU first.
Intel i5 9600K Performance
Exceptional i5 Performance
The 9th Generation Intel Core processors redefine mainstream desktop PC performance. The i5 9600K features six cores for more processing power. The Unlocked feature on this chip allows for overclocking enabling you to tweak the performance. Intel Turbo Boost technology has also increased the maximum turbo frequency of 4.6 GHz, and it features up to 9 MB of cache memory. The 9th gen i5 processor allows you to enjoy excellent gaming and VR experiences.
Immersive VR Experience
Put Yourself in the Game
A high-performance processor is key to achieving a balanced platform to make your VR experiences great. Attach your premium head-mounted display (HMD) to an Intel Core i9, i7 or i5 processor based PC, and prepare to be amazed. The performance of the 9600K processor allows for a very smooth virtual reality experience. Keep in mind that great VR experiences involve the entire platform, not just any one component. The ideal combination of processor, graphics, I/O connectivity, display, and audio are required, but be assured that this 9th Gen i5 Intel Processor won’t let you down.
Portfolio of Processors
9th Gen Processor Family
The 9th Generation Intel Core processor family is a great investment in your desktop experiences—whether for gaming, entertainment, or general-purpose computing wherever your life takes you. From the jaw-dropping performance of the Intel Core i9 processor with eight cores to the practical capabilities of the Intel Core i5 processors, our latest generation of desktop processors fits a wide range of budgets and needs. Whether you’re a performance-hungry professional, an exceptional enthusiast, or a first-time buyer, there is a 9th Generation Intel Core processor that will enable the experiences you seek.
Ultra-High Definition Entertainment
Push Past the Limit with Overclocking!
What is Overclocking?
Increase processing power by fine-tuning your system to run your processor at higher settings than the default specification.
What are the Benefits?
Higher processor settings can allow you to increase game configurations, play at higher frame rates and enable smoother gameplay for the ultimate gaming experience.
How Easy is it to Overclock?
Intel® XTU is an overclocking toolkit that lets you easily change your settings and benchmark speeds to tune your system to its highest possible frequency.
9600K is unlocked, and can be overclocked with a Z3xx motherboard.
Does not include a heatsink and fan.
Note - Compatible with 3xx chipset Socket 1151 boards only. NOT suitable for earlier Socket 1151 motherboards (with chipsets in 1xx and 2xx series). Overclocking requires Z370 / Z390 chipset. Z370 motherboards will usually need a BIOS update to be able to start with these processors.
Processor - i5-9600K
Socket - LGA1151
Number of Cores - 6
Number of Threads - 6
Clock Speed - 3.70Ghz
Max Turbo Frequency -- 4.60Ghz
Lithography / Manufacturing Process - 14nm
Memory - Dual Channel DDR4-2666
Integrated Graphics - HD Graphics 630 (On Supporting Motherboards), 24 Execution Units
Graphics Frequency - 350Mhz - 1.15Ghz
Max Graphics Memory - 64GB
Number of Displays Supported - 3
Intel Virtualisation Technology - VT-x, VT-d, EPT, TSX-NI
Max TDP - 95W
Part Code - BX80684I59600K
Cooler - Not included