IntelBX80684I58600K
AMDYD1600BBAEBOX

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 110,866 user samples
29,119 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 121% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 92% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 92% Great: 121%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 1110
Gaming
Gaming 103%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
81,747 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 54th / 1110
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
104 % Faster effective speed.
+28%
81 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
135 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+34%
101 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
527 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+34%
393 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
763 Pts 850 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+11%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
157 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+39%
113 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
620 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+38%
449 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
906 Pts 968 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+7%
Market Share
Based on 9,308,324 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.39 % 1.73 % Higher market share.
+24%
Value
Value For Money
112 % Slightly better value.
+14%
98.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
116 % 139 % More popular.
+20%
Price
Price (score)
$239 $175 Cheaper.
+27%
Age
Newest
8 Months Much more recent.
+43%
14 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
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.
+19%
3.6 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
154 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+41%
109 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
162 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+38%
117 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
598 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+37%
435 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
648 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+39%
466 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
870 Pts 941 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+8%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
959 Pts 971 Pts +1%
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 1600 is one of four new Ryzen 5 processors released this month. Based on the AMD Zen architecture, which is comparable to Intel in terms of IPC, the Ryzen 5 1600 has six cores which is more than the vast majority of games are able to use (most games cannot use more than four cores). Ryzen 5 CPUs offer gamers better value for money than the eight core Ryzen 7 models released last month. With six cores the 1600 is approximately 75% better at multi-threaded tasks than Intel's quad core i5 flagship – the similarly priced i5-7600K, the 1600 however, has 25% lower single and 33% lower quad core scores. The 1600 has stock base/boost clock speeds of 3.2/3.6 GHz and its price tag of $219 includes a cooler. Assuming a modest overclock of 10% brings the 1600 within striking range of the 1600X which is the Ryzen 5 flagship. The 1600X sports stock base/boost clocks of 3.6/4.0 GHz but costs $30 more than the 1600 and ships without a cooler included in the box. The Ryzen 5 1600 is the best value for money six core CPU we have seen to date. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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