Intel Core i5-9600K Review

Written by Antony Leather

November 16, 2018 | 17:00

Tags: #coffee-lake #core-i5 #core-i5-9600k #hexa-core #z390

Companies: #intel

Test Setup

We test Intel mainstream CPUs using MSI's MEG Z390 Ace along with 16GB (2 x 8GB) of Corsair 3,000MHz DDR4 Vengeance memory, NZXT's 140mm Kraken X42 liquid-cooler, and a Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Amp! Edition. Where possible, the same hardware, memory speed, and timings are used across all our systems to ensure the results are as comparable as possible.

Test System

  • Motherboard MSI MEG Z390 Ace
  • Memory 16GB (2 x 8GB) Corsair Vengeance 3,000MHz DDR4
  • Graphics card Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Amp! Edition
  • PSU Corsair RM850i
  • SSD Samsung 960 Pro
  • CPU cooler NZXT Kraken X42
  • Operating system Windows 10 64-bit


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