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Intel Core i5 9600K Unlocked 9th Gen Desktop Processor/CPU Retail

Intel Core i5 9600K, S 1151, Coffee Lake Refresh, 6 Core, 6 Thread, 3.7GHz, 4.6GHz Turbo, 9MB, 1150MHz GPU, 95W, Box

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Unlocked 9th Gen i5 Processor - Intel Coffee Lake 9600K CPU

Intel 9th Gen i5 CPU

DESIGNED FOR THE WORLD’S BEST GAMERSExperience 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.

3.7 GHzBase

4.6 GHzTurbo

6 / 6Cores / Threads

9MBCache Size

Intel i5 9600K Performance

9th Gen i5 Performance

EXCEPTIONAL I5 PERFORMANCEThe 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

Intel VR

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

9th gen 4k UHD

Stream and play in 4K UHD Desktop computers based on the 9th Gen Intel processors integrate advanced media technologies that bring premium, high-quality content to your desktop to deliver smooth streaming of premium 4K UHD entertainment to your PC.

Push Past the Limit with Overclocking!

power of oveclocking

WHAT IS OVERCLOCKING?Increase processing power by fine-tuning your system to run your processor at higher settings than the default specification.

power of oveclocking

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.

power of oveclocking

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.

UNLOCKED CPU •Maximum processor frequency with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0.
•Altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life of the processor and other system components, and may reduce system stability and performance. Product warranties may not apply if the processor is operated beyond its specifications. Check with the manufacturers of system and components for additional details.

© 2018 Intel Corporation. Intel, the Intel logo and Intel Core are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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Intel Core i5 9600K, S 1151, Coffee Lake Refresh, 6 Core, 6 Thread, 3.7GHz, 4.6GHz Turbo, 9MB, 1150MHz GPU, 95W, Box is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Mid-Tier CPU Ok, so this came as an upgrade from an i5 7th gen. The reason I went for the i5 9th gen is that it perfectly suits my needs. The most important thing isn't to have the best top-range of everything, but to have the best thing that suits you and your workload. It's great for gaming, programming, game dev and any other day-to-day usage. It was also on offer and one of the most popular models sold. Goes incredibly well with the recommended CPU cooler. It worked magic for my old one and just the same here. Even under heavy load, I don't get anything over 50-55 Celsius. Guaranteed to last me the next 3-5 years under these circumstances.
Date published: 2020-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pukka Primarily bought this for gaming with a side of 3D creation, I Was thinking about getting the i7 9700k because it has the extra core count but I settled for this 9600k and I couldn’t be happier. Performs well In both gaming and 3D work. Paired with a noctua nh-l9x65. Temps are even when the turbo boost is active.
Date published: 2020-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intel Core i5 9600K - review I bought this CPU because i wanted to build my first medium range PC. I never built a PC before so when it was the time to install it i was a little nervous but luckily it was very easy. You need to buy a cooler because the CPU doesn't come with one. I wanted it mainly for games so i can't make any inputs regarding programs like Photoshop and i haven't it overclocked it. Until now my PC is fast af, i had no problems, my games run smooth like a hot knife in butter. Exactly what i wanted. Definitely recommend.
Date published: 2020-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great budget CPU Best budget CPU I could find for the performance I was looking for. Plays all the latest titles with no fuss.
Date published: 2020-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for a cheap gaming CPU Its a really good CPU, i would recomend Water cooling though.
Date published: 2020-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best CPU’s for the price I managed to push a stable 5.1GHz overclock on 1.3V with temps never exceeding 71C under full load, and I still had room to play with the voltage and clock speed. Needless to say this CPU is a great performer for the money, and is more than adequate for gaming, video editing, streaming etc.
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from For gamers only Its do what is design for. Nothing less nothing more.
Date published: 2019-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good upgrade from an i7-920 It had to be time to upgrade from an i7-920, and this seemed to be a reasonable replacement. Installation was easy. I am using it in an Asus Prime Z390-A motherboard with a Noctua NH-U12S cooler and 16 GB of Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200 RAM. This is definitely an improvement on my old system - games such as Crysis run much more smoothly, and Windows 10 is that little bit snappier. I am definitely pleased with this CPU.
Date published: 2019-03-14
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Would this fit in a tuf z370 plus.

Would this go in that board
Asked by: Shaun1970
Yes it will.
Answered by: HBRT
Date published: 2019-05-31

Memory speed

I have corsair vengeance rgb pro 3600mhz memory I don't think the CPU support that speed do I need to buy more memory
Asked by: daniel1212uk
Good Morning, From what I can see, this CPU should be able to run 64GB of RAM at 2666Mhz without overclocking. If you would like further information on this then I would recommend speaking with our sales department and they should be able to provide more details for you. You can reach them on 01204 474747 using the extension 2 > 1. Alternatively, you can log a message by logging a message via the link below. https://www.scan.co.uk/help/orders/sales/sales-query Kind Regards,
Answered by: LukeW
Date published: 2020-02-05


would this be suitable for the ROG STRIX Z270F GAMING board..
Asked by: binksy
Good Morning, Unfortunately, this CPU would not be compatible with the ROG STRIX Z270F GAMING. You can find a list of all compatible CPU's below: https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/ROG-STRIX-Z270F-GAMING/HelpDesk_CPU/ Kind Regards,
Answered by: LukeW
Date published: 2019-09-25

Compatible Motherboards

I am helping a friend upgrade their CPU and it looks like they will likely need a new motherboard along with it. They currently have a Z97-P if that mattered. Can you recommend any motherboards that are compatible with this 9600K?
Asked by: James26
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Intel Core i5 9600K Unlocked 9th Gen Desktop Processor/CPU Retail
Intel Core i5 9600K Unlocked 9th Gen Desktop Processor/CPU Retail