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Intel Core i5-10600K (10600KF) CPU

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Product Overview

Intel Core i5-10600K is a mid-range desktop PC microprocessor in Intel's 10th-gen Core, Comet Lake family. A K-series processor, it is unlocked and therefore one of the few Intel CPUs that can be overclocked.
The Core i5-10600K processor comes with 6 cores and 12 threads and a single-core maximum frequency of 4.8GHz. It sports the same Intel UHD Graphics 630 integrated GPU found in earlier Coffee Lake processors.
Alongside the i5-10600K, Intel also markets the Core i5-10600KF. The "F" designation means the i5-10600KF does not come with the integrated graphics. Intel debuted this concept in 2019 in order to salvage chips with defective GPUs that are otherwise perfect. As a result, the i5-10600KF shares with the i5-10600K all specifications except for the difference in integrated graphics. For desktop users with discrete graphics installed, the F-series chip may be an interesting option, thanks to its lower MSRP.
As a third refinement based on the 14nm Skylake process, the Comet Lake desktop processors offer an increase in core count, clock speed, and cache capacity over its predecessor. All Comet Lake Core processors feature hyperthreading, allowing two threads to run on every core.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Extremely fast gaming performance
  • Excellent overclocking options
Cons
  • More expensive than the Core i5-10600K

What external reviewers found***

Ext 80% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Great single-core and multi-core performance
  • Excellent overclocking performance
  • Great value for money
  • Great performance in single-threaded applications
  • Competitive price
Cons
  • No bundled cooler
  • No integrated graphics
  • No PCIe 4.0
  • Higher per-core cost than Ryzen 7 3700X
  • No Hyper-Threading
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

CPU Socket
FCLGA1200
PCI Express
16 lanes of 3.0 (1x16, 2x8, or 1x8 + 2x4)

Construction

Form Factor
Desktop microprocessor
Lithography
14 nm
Platform
Comet Lake

Dimensions

Size | Depth
37.5 mm
Size | Width
37.5 mm

Function

Graphics
Operating Temperature
Max 100°C T Junction
Processor | Cores
6 cores
Processor | Threads
12 threads
Resolution
Security
Intel AES New Instructions, Secure Key, Intel OS Guard, Intel Trusted Execution, Intel Boot Guard
Supported Technologies
Intel Optane Memory, Intel vPro, Intel Hyper-Threading Technology, Intel Virtualization Technology, Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Thermal Solution
PCG 2015D

Performance

Cache
12 MB Intel Smart Cache
Frequency
4.1 GHz Base | 4.8 GHz single core / 4.5 GHz all cores Turbo
Memory | Capacity
Supports up to 128GB
Memory | Type
DDR4 2666MHz, max 2 channels, max 41.6 GB/s bandwidth
Power Consumption
95 W TDP

Production

Debut
2020 Q2

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

pcmag[1]

Sentiment Score 69%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The Intel Core i5-10600K is likely going to debut at somewhere around $275 to $300. It's more than twice as expensive as the Ryzen 3 3300X, while performing an average of only 11 percent faster in gaming tests. AMD proves that its 7nm-based Zen 2 processors are consistently the better value in multi-thread-heavy content crunching.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Competitive gaming performance for the price
  • Competitively priced
Cons
  • Higher per-core cost than Ryzen 7 3700X
  • No bundled cooler

techradar[2]

Sentiment Score 87%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
The Intel Core i5-10600K is a massive improvement over the Core i9-10900K. Both single-core and multi-core performance gets a huge bump, while power consumption also sees a massive increase. The inclusion of Hyper-Threading on a K-series processor will help this processor have more utility than just a gaming chip. However, it's not all rosy here. Intel Comet Lake-S doesn't support PCIe 4.0, which means the latest and greatest NVMe SSDs are incompatible.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Great single-core and multi-core performance
  • Hyper-Threading is a huge improvement
Cons
  • No PCIe 4.0

tomshardware[3]

Sentiment Score 87%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following***:
The six-core, twelve thread Core i5-10600K ticks at a 4.1 GHz and 4.8 GHz boost. Unlike the Core i9 models, Intel doesn't include it's complicated matrix of TurboBoost 3.0 Max and Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB) clock rates. Pricing is competitive, especially with the $25 discount for picking the graphics-less 10600KF model. Just don't expect to do any meaningful gaming without a dedicated graphics card.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Great value for the money
  • Excellent overclocking performance
  • Competitive price
Cons
  • No integrated graphics

trustedreviews[4]

Sentiment Score 78%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
-10900K, which is twice as expensive – at most, the cheaper Intel part only lost a frame when compared with its pricier stablemate. That bodes well for using the i5-10600K in a gaming rig – you’re not going to lose much speed. In games, it’s almost on a par with a Core i9 chip when it comes to real-world speed. The Core i5's higher speeds and move to Hyper-Threading mean that this chip isn’t particularly frugal.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Great performance in single-threaded applications
  • Great value for money
Cons
  • No Hyper-Threading

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Intel Core i5-10600K Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/intel-core-i5-10600k. 2020-05-26. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Intel Core i5-10600K review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/intel-core-i5-10600k. 2021-01-29. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Intel Core i5-10600K Review: The Mainstream Gaming Champ. [tomshardware]. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-core-i5-10600k-cpu-review. 2020-06-04. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Intel Core i5-10600K Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/intel-core-i5-10600k. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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