IntelBX80677I57600K
IntelBX80684I58400

4 Cores, 4 Threads
@3.8GHz Kaby Lake (2017)

6 Cores, 6 Threads
@2.8GHz Coffee Lake (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 77,037 user samples
61,166 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 1.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 26th / 1110
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
15,871 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 83% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 83% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 31st / 1110
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
94.2 % +3% 91.4 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
130 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
119 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
488 Pts +5% 465 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
498 Pts 677 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+36%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
151 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+21%
125 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
582 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+20%
486 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
584 Pts 720 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+23%
Market Share
Based on 9,296,913 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.81 % 1.01 % Higher market share.
+25%
Value
Value For Money
109 % 110 % +1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
84 % 103 % More popular.
+23%
Price
Price (score)
$200 $179 Slightly cheaper.
+11%
Age
Newest
17 Months 8 Months Much more recent.
+53%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts 65 Watts More energy efficient.
+29%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 6 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.8 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+36%
2.8 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz +5% 4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
147 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+20%
122 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
156 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+22%
128 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
563 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+19%
473 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
609 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+22%
501 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
567 Pts 699 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+23%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
612 Pts 742 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+21%
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 630 UHD 630
Series
CPU Architecture
Kaby Lake (2017) Coffee Lake (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Series
CPU Architecture
Kaby Lake (2017) Coffee Lake (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 630 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'17 Q4'17
Cache
Cache
6 MB 9 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$242.00 - $243.00 N/A
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V DDR4-2666
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 630 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350.00 MHz 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.15 GHz 1.05 GHz
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4

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The i5-7600K targets high end gamers, it sits just behind the flagship i7-7700K in Intel’s Kaby Lake lineup. The 7600K will likely be the most popular gaming CPU of 2017 (some competition from AMD’s upcoming Zen/Ryzen CPUs, would be very welcome). Comparing the 7600K and 6600K shows that the two processors are very closely matched and comparing the 7600K vs the hyper-threaded 7700K highlights the relative strength of the 7700K for workstation performance. There are no significant architectural differences between Kaby Lake and Skylake so, when fully overclocked, the two generations should perform similarly but Kaby Lake offers faster base clocks, improved speed shift technology which helps CPU responsiveness, and better integrated graphics[Jan '17 CPUPro]

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The i5-8400 is a competitively priced hex-core processor from Intel’s 8th generation of Core processors (Coffee Lake). Along with the release of the unlocked i5-8600K, this is the first time that six-core processors have featured in the i5 line-up. Like the other Coffee Lake processors, the i5-8400 is based upon an improved version of Intel’s 14nm architecture which featured in both Skylake and Kaby Lake. Early benchmarks reveal that for average quad core usage (most games employ a maximum of four cores) the i5-8400 performs way above its pay grade. It achieves quad core mixed speeds close to Intel’s outgoing 2017 flagship the $300, quad-core, 8 thread i7-7700k, which to date has been a strong favourite for high-end gaming setups. On paper, the i5-8400 has a base clock of 2.8 GHz (Intel are significantly downplaying the performance of this SKU by giving it a relatively low nominal base clock), an all core boost of 3.8 GHz (this is the effective base clock figure that counts) and a single core boost of 4 GHz. This compares reasonably well to the i5-8600K which has a base clock of 3.6 GHz, all core boost of 4.1 GHz and a single core boost of 4.3 GHz. The i5-8400 also features 9MB of L3 cache and an energy-thrifty TDP of 65W. Priced at under $190, the i5-8400 offers fantastic value for money. Unfortunately, like the other Coffee Lake processors, the i5-8400 will require a new 300 series motherboard, and at the time of writing, the only available version is Intel’s high-end Z370 which isn't an ideal pairing for the i5-8400. The Z series motherboards are designed to cater for the unlocked and overclockable "K" SKUs. Cheaper 300 series motherboards will be available in 2018 at which time the 8400 will offer even better value for money. [Oct '17 CPUPro]

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