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IntelBX80684I58600K

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 313,138 user samples
191,566 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 72nd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
121,572 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 19th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
74.4 % 90.1 % Faster effective speed.
+21%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
110 Pts 133 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+21%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
216 Pts 264 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+22%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
419 Pts 515 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+23%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
692 Pts 726 Pts +5%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
905 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+23%
738 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts 156 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+32%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
236 Pts 309 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+31%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
470 Pts 607 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+29%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
789 Pts 881 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+12%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1007 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+14%
887 Pts
Market Share
Based on 19,521,646 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.99 % Hugely higher market share.
+327%
0.7 %
Value
Value For Money
91.1 % 91.8 % +1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
105 % Much more popular.
+44%
73 %
Price
Price (score)
$133 Much cheaper.
+49%
$260
Age
Newest
16 Months More recent.
+27%
22 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4.3 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+10%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen+ Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None 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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