IntelBX80684I58600K
AMDYD180XBCAEWOF

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads
@3.6GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 37,694 user samples
19,909 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 122% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 95% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 95% Great: 122%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 1083
Gaming
Gaming 105%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
17,785 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 27th / 1083
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 100%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
105 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+13%
93.2 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+23%
111 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
537 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+24%
434 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
779 Pts 1228 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+58%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
158 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+34%
118 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
626 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+33%
472 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
910 Pts 1346 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+48%
Market Share
Based on 8,375,349 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.44 % Hugely higher market share.
+109%
0.69 %
Value
Value For Money
114 % Better value.
+23%
92.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
129 % Much more popular.
+43%
90 %
Price
Price (score)
$238 Cheaper.
+21%
$300
Age
Newest
6 Months Much more recent.
+54%
13 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+167%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
154 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+35%
114 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
163 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+33%
123 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
609 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+34%
455 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
649 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+32%
491 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
880 Pts 1307 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+49%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
961 Pts 1357 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+41%
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 7 1800X is AMD's flagship Ryzen CPU. Clocked at 3.6 GHz with a turbo frequency of 4.0 GHz (stock) this chip offers a staggering level of multi-core performance. Comparing the 1800X with the Intel i7-6850K shows that the 1800X delivers 25% more multi-core throughput than its more expensive counterpart. Historically AMD's CPU architecture has had a much lower IPC than Intel's and consequently Intel have dominated the CPU market since 2009. Comparing IPC between Intel's Kaby Lake and Ryzen shows a maximum gap of just 9%. A very welcome shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as the remaining Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 models are rolled out. For now the 1800X offers workstation users similar processing power to a $1,000 i7-6900K at half the price. [Mar '17 CPUPro]

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