Intel Core i5-9500F

Intel Core i5-9500F Benchmark

Intel Core i5-9500F Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 3 GHz 6 core Intel 9th Generation Core i5 LGA 1151 CPU rating. Is the Core i5-9500F good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

69 %
Very Good score from 1 sample
High uncertainty

Ranked 173rd out of 1,337 in the CPU Database.

Overall Gaming Multitasking Heavy Workloads
69 % 105 % 57 % 55 %
Very Good Amazing Very Good Very Good

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CPU Comparison

The Intel Core i5-9500F compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

AMD Ryzen 3 5400U
71 %
Intel Core i5-9500F
69 %
Intel Core i5-8600
66 %
Intel Core i5-10400F
60 %
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
52 %
Intel Core i5-10500
50 %
AMD Ryzen 3 4300GE
45 %


Clock Speed 3 GHz
Turbo Speed 4.4 GHz
Cores 6
Threads 6
L1 Cache 384 KiB
L2 Cache 1536 KiB
L3 Cache 9 MiB
PCIe Revision 3
PCIe Lanes 16
Socket LGA 1151
Family 9th Generation Core i5
Memory Type DDR4-2666
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 128 GiB
Release Date 2019-05-01
Supports ECC Memory No
Has Unlocked Multiplier No
TDP 65 W

Intel Core i5-9500F

The Core i5-9500F is a 6 core CPU from Intel released in 2019. This chip has a very good overall score at 69% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is an amazing processor for gaming, with a score of 105%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i5-9500F scores 57% and 55% respectively. Indeed, this is a very good rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i5-9500F has 6 cores and 6 threads. This chip has no simultaneous multithreading support, as it has the same number of cores as threads. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 3 GHz and a turbo speed of 4.4 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow. This CPU has a locked multiplier, so you are not able to overclock it beyond this frequency.

As for memory, the Core i5-9500F makes use of DDR4-2666 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 128 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled. Error correcting memory is not supported on this processor.

In terms of cache, the Core i5-9500F has 384 KiB of level 1 cache, 1 MiB of level 2 cache and 9 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 3. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs. It has a total of 16 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i5-9500F CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 65 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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