The Core i5-9600K is the cheapest Intel desktop processor in the Coffee Lake Refresh family. It has only six, not eight processing cores, but it is 30-40% cheaper than the younger eight core model Core i7-9700K.
The six cores of the processor have a very interesting story – the processor emerged as a result of the implementation of chips that were a marriage in the production of older Coffee Lake Refresh. That is, the basis of the processor is the same as that of the more expensive versions of the Core i9-9900K and Core i7-9700K, but two of the eight cores were deactivated.
In addition to the crystals from the eight-core counterparts with an area of 174 mm2, the Core i5-9600K has a lot more in common with the i9-9900K and Core i7-9700K models. For example, here is the first hardware patch package against the vulnerabilities Meltdown and L1TF (Foreshadow), the memory controller of this processor is certified to support 128 GB DDR4 SDRAM.
Core i5-9600K is produced according to the most modern version of Intel’s 14-nm process technology and has an unlocked multiplier, which allows it to be overclocked. The processor is equipped with an integrated graphics core UHD Graphics 630.
The processor is compatible with any LGA1151v2-motherboards built using Intel chipsets with numbers from the fourth hundred.
You can buy Intel Core i5-9600K 6 core (Hexa Core) CPU with 3.70 GHz for the price 266,90 €. Don’t forget to use discount coupon on computeruniverse.net: FWNNROU (How to use it?).