Intel Core i5-9500F vs Core i5-8600K

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Games supported 96%
Intel Core i5-8600K
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  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
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Intel Core i5-9500F
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Price now 209$
Games supported 96%

General info

Comparing Core i5-8600K and Core i5-9500F processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating738737
Value for money6.9417.50
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
SeriesIntel Core i5Intel Core i5
Architecture codenameCoffee Lake-S (2017−2018)Coffee Lake (2017−2019)
Release date5 January 2017
(6 years old)
23 April 2019
(3 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$257$192
Current price$294 (1.1x MSRP)$209 (1.1x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Core i5-8600K and Core i5-9500F basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores6 (Hexa-Core)6 (Hexa-Core)
Threads66
Base clock speed3.6 GHz3 GHz
Boost clock speed4.3 GHz4.4 GHz
Bus supportno data4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache64K (per core)64K (per core)
L2 cache256K (per core)256K (per core)
L3 cache9 MB (shared)9 MB (shared)
Chip lithography14 nm14 nm
Die size149 mm2149 mm2
Maximum core temperature100 °C100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)72 °C72 °C
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility++
Unlocked multiplier+-

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-8600K and Core i5-9500F compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration11
SocketFCLGA1151FCLGA1151
Thermal design power (TDP)95 Watt65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-8600K and Core i5-9500F. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI++
AVX++
vPro+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology+-
TSX++
TSX++
Idle States++
Thermal Monitoring++
SIPP+-

Security technologies

Core i5-8600K and Core i5-9500F technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+-
EDB++
Secure Key++
MPX++
Identity Protection++
SGXYes with Intel® MEYes with Intel® ME
OS Guard++

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-8600K and Core i5-9500F are enumerated here.

AMD-V+no data
VT-d++
VT-x++
EPT++

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i5-8600K and Core i5-9500F. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3, DDR4DDR4-2666
Maximum memory size128 GB128 GB
Max memory channels22
Maximum memory bandwidth41.6 GB/s41.6 GB/s
ECC memory support--

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardIntel UHD Graphics 630-
Max video memory64 GB-
Quick Sync Video+-
Clear Video+-
Clear Video HD+-
Graphics max frequency1.15 GHz-
InTru 3D+-

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-8600K and Core i5-9500F integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported3-

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-8600K and Core i5-9500F integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution support+-
Max resolution over HDMI 1.44096x2304@24Hz-
Max resolution over eDP4096x2304@60Hz-
Max resolution over DisplayPort4096x2304@60Hz-

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i5-8600K and Core i5-9500F integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX12-
OpenGL4.5-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-8600K and Core i5-9500F.

PCIe version3.03.0
PCI Express lanes1616

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i5-8600K 8.26
i5-9500F 8.27
+0.1%
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Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 67%

i5-8600K 10248
i5-9500F 10265
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Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 8.26 8.27
Recency 5 January 2017 23 April 2019
Cost $257 $192
Boost clock speed 4300 4400
Base clock speed 3600 3000
Thermal design power (TDP) 95 Watt 65 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

Intel Core i5-8600K
Core i5-8600K

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Intel Core i5-9500F
Core i5-9500F

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of Core i5-8600K by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-8600K by AMD is FX-9590, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

AMD FX-9590 FX 9590
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Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i5-8600K:

Ryzen 3 4300G 107.63
Core i5-8600K 100
FX-9590 99.39

Competitors of Core i5-9500F by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-9500F by AMD is FX-9590, which is slower by 1% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

AMD FX-9590 FX 9590
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Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i5-9500F:

Core i5-9500F 100
FX-9590 99.27

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