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IntelBX80684I58600K

8 Cores, 8 Threads @4.0GHz, Piledriver.
Release date: Q4 2012.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 343,873 user samples
220,708 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 55% Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 39% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 0.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 39% Great: 55%
SPEED RANK: 290th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 50%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
123,165 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 19th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
48.1 % 90.2 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+87%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
73.5 Pts 133 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+81%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts 263 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+84%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
271 Pts 515 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+90%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
462 Pts 729 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+58%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
467 Pts 735 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+57%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
81.7 Pts 155 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+90%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
161 Pts 307 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+91%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
313 Pts 605 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+93%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
537 Pts 875 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+63%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
535 Pts 879 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+64%
Market Share
Based on 20,973,502 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.9 % Higher market share.
+23%
0.73 %
Value
Value For Money
63.8 % 91.3 % Much better value.
+43%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % 67 % +5%
Price
Price (score)
$99 Much cheaper.
+62%
$265
Age
Newest
84 Months 24 Months Much more recent.
+71%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 95 Watts More energy efficient.
+24%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+11%
3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz 4.3 GHz +2%
Series
CPU Architecture
Piledriver Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM3+ FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
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In terms of raw single-core performance the flagship AMD FX-8350 is lagging behind intel's processor line-up by over two generations. The PassMark Single Thread scores for the i5-2500K vs the FX-8350 are 1863 to 1520 which shows that in terms of raw per-core processing the FX-8350 is lagging the two year old i5 by 23%. Where the AMD FX makes up is on multi-core performance, with a score of 9156 vs 6745, the AMD leads the Intel 2500K by 36% making it the far more capable multi-threaded server orientated performer. The AMD is also cheaper but significantly more power hungry which counts strongly against it as a server proposition. The FX-8350 could be a good fit for specific server use cases but for general consumer use, which is single and dual core intensive, Intel's two year old i5-2500K delivers better performance. [May '13 CPUPro]

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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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