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Intel Core i5-9600K Review: A Mid-Range Gamer's CPU

GTA: V and Hitman

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V favors Intel architectures and, more generally, multi-core designs with high clock rates.

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The Core i5-9600K establishes a sizable lead over AMD's fastest processors. Strangely, though, an overclocked -9600K trails the tuned -8600K yet again.

Hitman

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Intel's Core i5-9600K easily beats the Ryzen chips in spite of their thread count advantage.


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Paul Alcorn

Paul Alcorn is the Deputy Managing Editor for Tom's Hardware US. He writes news and reviews on CPUs, storage and enterprise hardware.

  • PrinceTexasLoaf
    Nice cpu it seems to have better single core if I'm not mistaken
    Reply
  • Tobias Claren
    How high can I overclock with intel boxed cooler?
    Or a cooler that fits in a mini itx case lake Silverstone Raven or similar (12 litres or less)?
    Reply