IntelBX80684I58600K
AMDYD150XBBAEBOX

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 31,290 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
10,778 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 77th / 1100
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
103 % Much faster effective speed.
+36%
76.1 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
135 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+29%
105 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
526 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+41%
374 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
766 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+30%
587 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
158 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+37%
115 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
622 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+45%
429 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
905 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+38%
656 Pts
Market Share
Based on 8,479,018 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.36 % Hugely higher market share.
+224%
0.42 %
Value
Value For Money
112 % Better value.
+17%
95.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
132 % Much more popular.
+43%
92 %
Price
Price (score)
$239 $160 Much cheaper.
+33%
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 +3% 3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+16%
3.7 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
154 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+39%
111 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
163 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+36%
120 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
598 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+44%
414 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
649 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+46%
446 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
873 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+38%
633 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
960 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+46%
659 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 quad core and octa threaded Ryzen 1500X is a sub-$200 chip based on AMD's latest Zen architecture. It is released this month as part of the Ryzen 5 launch – a mid-market range specced out to challenge Intel's i5 series and yield considerably better multi-threaded performance at budget prices. Comparing the i5-7600K shows that the 7600K is 20% faster for single and quad core workloads but looses by 20% for multi-core workloads. The Ryzen 5 line-up also includes the 6 core 12 threaded 1600X. By comparison, the 1500X is 24% less expensive, comes with a Wraith Spire cooler and impressively yields very similar single and quad core performance, but multi-core performance lags 50% behind the 1600X. Both chips can be overclocked, but out the box, the base and boost clock speeds are 3.5GHz and 3.7GHz for the 1500X and 3.6GHz and 4.0GHz for the 1600X. The 1500X is a very reasonable CPU for the money, which thanks to AMD's recent IPC improvements, punches far above its weight for multi-threaded performance by Intel's standards. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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