IntelBX80684I58600K
AMDFD9590FHHKWOF

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

8 Cores, 8 Threads
@4.7GHz Piledriver (2012)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 22,730 user samples
12,105 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 123% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 95% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 95% Great: 123%
SPEED RANK: 8th / 985
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
10,625 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 70% Base clock 5.1 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 48% Base clock 4.7 GHz
Poor: 48% Great: 70%
SPEED RANK: 180th / 985
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
105 % Much faster effective speed.
+71%
61.3 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+65%
82.5 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
535 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+79%
299 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
782 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+49%
525 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
158 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+71%
92.4 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
630 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+81%
348 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
928 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+54%
602 Pts
Market Share
Based on 7,461,238 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.08 % Hugely higher market share.
+575%
0.16 %
Value
Value For Money
111 % Much better value.
+34%
83.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
116 % Much more popular.
+61%
72 %
Price
Price (score)
$250 $129 Much cheaper.
+48%
Age
Newest
4 Months Hugely more recent.
+93%
55 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+57%
220 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 8 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4.7 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+31%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz 5 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+16%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
154 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+50%
103 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
162 Pts Hugely faster single-core fp speed.
+91%
84.8 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
613 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+61%
380 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
649 Pts Hugely faster quad-core fp speed.
+104%
318 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
900 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+45%
619 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
966 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+85%
522 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake (2017) Piledriver (2012)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM3+
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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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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AMD released the FX-9590 back in July 2013 but it's not until recently that these processors have started hitting the shelves and even now prices are still extremely high. This is the first mainstream 5GHz processor but clock speed isn't the key performance indicator it once was. Comparing the 9590 to the 8350 shows that the 9590 has 16% better overall performance which is almost exactly in line with its base clock increase from 4.0 to 4.7 GHz. Despite this performance boost the 9590 still lags Intel's most recent 4770K Haswell processor by 26% and that's despite the AMD's 27% higher base clock. In terms of relative performance the AMD's strong point is Integer processing where it has 8 processing units vs just four (one per core) in the 4770K. Overall, especially at current prices, the 9590 doesn't represent good value for money. [Jan '14 CPUPro]

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