IntelBX80684I58600K
IntelBX80684I58400

6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2017.

6 Cores, 6 Threads @2.8GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 97,123 user samples
56,474 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 89% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 89% Great: 119%
SPEED RANK: 14th / 1129
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
40,649 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 34th / 1129
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
102 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+15%
88.8 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
133 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+14%
117 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
519 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+15%
451 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
750 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+15%
651 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
154 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+26%
122 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
610 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+28%
476 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
884 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+26%
701 Pts
Market Share
Based on 11,488,738 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.43 % Slightly higher market share.
+10%
1.3 %
Value
Value For Money
106 % +4% 102 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
132 % Slightly more popular.
+15%
115 %
Price
Price (score)
$260 $202 Cheaper.
+22%
Age
Newest
12 Months 12 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 6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+29%
2.8 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
148 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+25%
118 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
162 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+27%
128 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
584 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+27%
460 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
642 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+29%
499 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
840 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+24%
676 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
949 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+29%
738 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 UHD 630
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (130W) PCG 2015C (65W)
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.15 GHz 1.05 GHz
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
Yes No
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No

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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 i5-8400 is a competitively priced hex-core processor from Intel’s 8th generation of Core processors (Coffee Lake). Along with the release of the unlocked i5-8600K, this is the first time that six-core processors have featured in the i5 line-up. Like the other Coffee Lake processors, the i5-8400 is based upon an improved version of Intel’s 14nm architecture which featured in both Skylake and Kaby Lake. Early benchmarks reveal that for average quad core usage (most games employ a maximum of four cores) the i5-8400 performs way above its pay grade. It achieves quad core mixed speeds close to Intel’s outgoing 2017 flagship the $300, quad-core, 8 thread i7-7700k, which to date has been a strong favourite for high-end gaming setups. On paper, the i5-8400 has a base clock of 2.8 GHz (Intel are significantly downplaying the performance of this SKU by giving it a relatively low nominal base clock), an all core boost of 3.8 GHz (this is the effective base clock figure that counts) and a single core boost of 4 GHz. This compares reasonably well to the i5-8600K which has a base clock of 3.6 GHz, all core boost of 4.1 GHz and a single core boost of 4.3 GHz. The i5-8400 also features 9MB of L3 cache and an energy-thrifty TDP of 65W. Priced at under $190, the i5-8400 offers fantastic value for money. Unfortunately, like the other Coffee Lake processors, the i5-8400 will require a new 300 series motherboard, and at the time of writing, the only available version is Intel’s high-end Z370 which isn't an ideal pairing for the i5-8400. The Z series motherboards are designed to cater for the unlocked and overclockable "K" SKUs. Cheaper 300 series motherboards will be available in 2018 at which time the 8400 will offer even better value for money. [Oct '17 CPUPro]

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