AMDYD2600BBAFBOX
IntelBX80684I58600K

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 160,982 user samples
72,319 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% Base clock 3.85 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 49th / 1146
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
88,663 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 26th / 1146
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87.7 % 101 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+15%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
110 Pts 132 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+20%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
423 Pts 513 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+21%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
918 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+24%
738 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts 152 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+27%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
475 Pts 599 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+26%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1023 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+17%
876 Pts
Market Share
Based on 14,805,264 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.95 % Hugely higher market share.
+173%
1.08 %
Value
Value For Money
110 % +5% 105 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
101 % 130 % More popular.
+29%
Price
Price (score)
$157 Much cheaper.
+39%
$259
Age
Newest
9 Months Much more recent.
+44%
16 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%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
116 Pts 146 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+26%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
126 Pts 160 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+27%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
457 Pts 574 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+26%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
497 Pts 635 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+28%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
986 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+19%
827 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1031 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+10%
936 Pts
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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