Intel CORE I5-9600K 3.7 GHZ SKT1151 9MB CACHE BOXED - BX80684I59600K (Components > Processors CPU)
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Intel processor numbers are not a measure of performance. Processor numbers differentiate features within each processor family, not across different processor families. See http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/processor-numbers.html for details. See http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/hyper-threading/hyper-threading-technology.html?wapkw=hyper+threading for more information including details on which processors support Intel® HT Technology.
Video editors, 2D and 3D graphics tools, software compilers, and engineering tools require high-performing CPUs. To maximize performance with professional tools, you'll want to use a CPU with a high turbo boost frequency and many CPU cores. Good heat dissipation is needed to maintain turbo boost frequencies for extended periods. We took these factors into account while assessing the expected CPU performance for professional tools.Based on our evaluation of using Intel's Core i5-9600K CPU for general apps, you can expect good app performance with a high-performance CPU cooler. Based on our evaluation, the 9600K's 4.60 GHz single-core max turbo boost frequency is excellent for performance overall. You can maintain these frequencies with a high-end cooler. GHz single-core max turbo boost frequency is excellent for performance (requires a high-end cooler)
Based on our evaluation of using Intel's Core i5-13400 CPU for professional tools, you can expect good tool performance with a high-performance CPU cooler. If you're only planning to stream shows, use office apps, or browse the internet, you won't need a top-end CPU to get good performance. The most important CPU capability for general app usage is the single-core max turbo boost frequency.Description of the processorThe Intel Core i5-9600K comes from the 9th generation of Intels Core i5 series, is based on the "Coffee Lake Refresh" architecture and is manufactured using the 14 nanometer process.