IntelBX80684I58600K
$260
IntelBX80684I58600K
$260
 $260 

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

 $260 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 110 user samples
55 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 92% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 92% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 9th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
55 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 92% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 92% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 9th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 102%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
106 % 0% 106 % 0%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
106 % 0% 106 % 0%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
138 Pts 0% 138 Pts 0%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
538 Pts 0% 538 Pts 0%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
779 Pts 0% 779 Pts 0%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
159 Pts 0% 159 Pts 0%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
632 Pts 0% 632 Pts 0%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
944 Pts 0% 944 Pts 0%
Market Share
Based on 5,465,458 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.15 % 0% 0.15 % 0%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.15 % 0% 0.15 % 0%
Value
Value For Money
110 % 0% 110 % 0%
Value
Value For Money
110 % 0% 110 % 0%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % 0% 59 % 0%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % 0% 59 % 0%
Price
Price (score)
$260 0% $260 0%
Price
Price (score)
$260 0% $260 0%
Age
Newest
0 Months �% 0 Months �%
Age
Newest
0 Months �% 0 Months �%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 0% 95 Watts 0%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 0% 6 cores 0%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 0% 6 threads 0%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 0% 14 nm 0%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 0% 3.6 GHz 0%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz 0% 4.3 GHz 0%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
155 Pts 0% 155 Pts 0%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
163 Pts 0% 163 Pts 0%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
616 Pts 0% 616 Pts 0%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
650 Pts 0% 650 Pts 0%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
920 Pts 0% 920 Pts 0%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
974 Pts 0% 974 Pts 0%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake (2017) Coffee Lake (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 UHD 630

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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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