IntelBX80684I58600K
AMDYD1400BBAEBOX

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 30,630 user samples
20,512 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 122% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 91% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 91% Great: 122%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 1100
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
10,118 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 56% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 56% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 145th / 1100
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
103 % Much faster effective speed.
+51%
68.6 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
135 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+43%
94.7 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
526 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+56%
337 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
766 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+44%
531 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
158 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+41%
112 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
622 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+48%
420 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
905 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+42%
639 Pts
Market Share
Based on 8,479,018 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.36 % Hugely higher market share.
+249%
0.39 %
Value
Value For Money
112 % Better value.
+24%
90.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
132 % Much more popular.
+61%
82 %
Price
Price (score)
$239 $141 Much cheaper.
+41%
Age
Newest
6 Months Much more recent.
+50%
12 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 8 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+12%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+26%
3.4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
154 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+43%
108 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
163 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+41%
116 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
598 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+48%
405 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
649 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+51%
431 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
873 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+41%
618 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
960 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+49%
643 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake (2017) Zen (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
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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The Ryzen 5 1400 is the entry-level chip from AMD's latest Ryzen 5 series which is aimed at the mainstream market. The 1400 is a budget quad core, 8 threaded CPU with base/boost clocks of 3.2/3.4 GHz. Like most the other non-X Ryzen CPUs the 1400 comes with a decent cooler included in the box (Wraith Stealth in this case). Modestly priced at $169 the 1400 is in direct competition with Intel's recent Kaby Lake dual core, four threaded i3-7350k which runs at a base clock of 4.2GHz. The 1400's 8 threads allow a near 40% lead in multi-core processing, but for single-core tasks the 7350K is 45% faster. The Ryzen 5 1500X commands a $20 premium and offers a 25% increase in effective speed over the 1400. Although the 1400 only has a base clock of 3.2 GHz it should more or less match the 1500X when overclocked. Provided it is overclocked, the 1400 joins the other non-X Ryzen models in offering the best bang for your buck. Users not keen on overclocking would probably do better to consider the 1500X at this price point. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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