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The 9th Generation Intel Core i5 offers a complete performance that will handle AAA games and cruise through any work you have to throw at it, immerse yourself in 4K UHD content for as long as you like and edit videos to your hearts content.
Weighing in with a base clock speed of 3.7GHz and the ability to push that up to 4.6GHz when needed - Unprecedented speed for this price point that runs through 6 cores and 6 threads while maintaining the stability of 95 TDP.
9th Generation Intel Core i5 Processor
9th Generation Intel processors have introduced the new Solder Thermal Interface Material (STIM) for a more efficient heat transfer that gives greater control over temperatures when overclocking and using your PC for long periods of time. Perfect for the power user or expert gamer who demand lower temperatures under heavy use. Fine tune your overclock with the free Intel Extreme Tuning Utility (XTU) to get the maximum performance. The i5 9600K uses 14nm architecture and a 9MB cache for a balanced performance that doesn't break the bank.
Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology brilliantly accelerates processor and graphics performance for peak loads and helps the CPU distribute power through the cores. As Hyper Threading has been turned off for the new range, the boost you get from the Turbo feature does not overheat the processor. DirectX 12 Support helps with optimization when running large apps and even 4K content at 60Hz.
4K UHD with Intel 9th Gen
Stream 4K UHD video content, get immersed in Virtual Reality, and play the most demanding AAA games. With 4 times more pixels on screen than traditional Full HD, you can enjoy sharp, lifelike visuals, complex shading, and fast frame rates—all with virtually no stuttering, buffering, or lags. And be ready for revolutionary immersive experiences yet to come!
Overclocking with Confidence
Get even more gaming power and performance with Unlocked Intel processors by pairing them with compatible Z series motherboards to allow overclocking features. Overclocking is a way to custom tune your PC's performance by increasing the speed of the CPU and RAM. It can also help with processor-intensive tasks such as video or image rendering and transcoding.