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IntelBX80684I58600K

8 Cores, 16 Threads
@3.7GHz Zen+ (2018)

6 Cores, 6 Threads
@3.6GHz Coffee Lake (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 44,596 user samples
9,992 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 16th / 1117
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 105%
UFO
34,604 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 92% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 92% Great: 119%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 1117
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98.8 % 102 % +4%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts 134 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+13%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
460 Pts 521 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+13%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1283 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+69%
757 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts 155 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+23%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
495 Pts 613 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+24%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1396 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+57%
891 Pts
Market Share
Based on 9,787,711 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.99 % 1.44 % Much higher market share.
+45%
Value
Value For Money
99.1 % 111 % Slightly better value.
+12%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
87 % 124 % Much more popular.
+43%
Price
Price (score)
$290 $235 Cheaper.
+19%
Age
Newest
3 Months Much more recent.
+67%
9 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
105 Watts 95 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+10%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+167%
6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz +3% 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz 4.3 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
122 Pts 149 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+22%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
131 Pts 162 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+24%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
475 Pts 590 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+24%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
516 Pts 640 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+24%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1356 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+58%
860 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1415 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+49%
948 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen+ (2018) Coffee Lake (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
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The unlocked hex-core i5-8600K from Intel’s latest Coffee Lake generation of processors is the new flagship of the i5 series, succeeding the Kaby Lake quad-core i5-7600K. The 8th generation of processors brings the largest performance uplift since Sandy Bridge by adding more cores at each of the i3, i5 and i7 product lines. Like the other Coffee Lake processors, the i5-8600K is built upon optimized 14nm architecture, marginally improved upon from Kaby Lake and Skylake. The 8600K has a 95W TDP and a nominal stock clock of 3.6 GHz, which boosts to 4.1 GHz for all six cores, 4.2 GHz for dual/quad and 4.3 GHz for single core. Early benchmarks put the i5-8600K’s effective speed 15% ahead of the i5-7600K. A 50% increase in multi-core speed is explained by two additional cores and thanks to the quad-core clock bump from 4 GHz on the 7600K to 4.2 GHz on the 8600K there is also an additional 5% performance boost across all workloads. All Coffee Lake processors require a 300-series chipset, making a straight CPU upgrade unfeasible despite sharing the same socket as their Z270 predecessors. Even though most games still use less than 4 cores simultaneously, the i5-8600K is a great choice for gamers (especially streamers) but for $80 less, the 8350K which is faster than last years 7600K and only marginally weaker for gaming than the 8600K is certainly well worth considering as well. [Oct '17 CPUPro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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