|Date and Store||Price|
|May 19, 2020 at Amazon||$199.69|
|May 19, 2020 at Newegg||$199.59|
|May 23, 2020 at Amazon||$198.99|
|June 01, 2020 at BestBuy||$209.99|
|June 23, 2020 at B&H Photo Video||$174.99|
Intel 9th Generation Core i5-9600K CPU (Coffee Lake, 6/6 Cores/Threads, 3.7GHz Base, 4.6GHz Boost, Socket LGA 1151 (300 Series), 95W TDP Desktop Processor), Model BX80684I59600K
The i5-9600K is Intel's most powerful 9th Generation i5 CPU. It has 6 cores, each running at 3.7 GHz. The "K" in the name means that it unlocked, so it is overclockable.
It includes integrated UHD 630 graphics. If you plan on using a dedicated graphics card, the i5-9600KF is the exact same chip without graphics, so you could possibly save a few dollars going that route.
This requires a 300 series Socket LGA 1151 motherboard.
In our CompUSA Performance Benchmark, this scored 194. The i7-9700K is considerably faster at 261, as is the Ryzen 5 3600 at 318.