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IntelBX80684I58600K

Release date ≈ Q3 2018.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 55,469 user samples
133 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 150% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 120% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 120% Great: 150%
SPEED RANK: 1st / 1132
Gaming
Gaming 133%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 131%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 291%
UFO
55,336 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 118%
SPEED RANK: 15th / 1132
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
133 % Much faster effective speed.
+30%
102 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
111 Pts 133 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+20%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
423 Pts 517 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+22%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
4286 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+475%
745 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
123 Pts 155 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+26%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
471 Pts 606 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+29%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
5077 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+478%
879 Pts
Market Share
Based on 11,618,908 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 1.56 % Insanely higher market share.
+15,500%
Value
Value For Money
68.9 % 199 % Hugely better value.
+189%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
72 % 132 % Hugely more popular.
+83%
Price
Price (score)
$1,666 $49 Hugely cheaper.
+97%
Age
Newest
2+ Months Hugely more recent.
+83%
12 Months
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
118 Pts 150 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+27%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
128 Pts 162 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+27%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
451 Pts 579 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+28%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
493 Pts 644 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+31%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
4805 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+475%
836 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
5260 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+454%
949 Pts
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AMD's new top-of-the-line Ryzen Threadripper is now here, boasting 32 cores at a base clock of 3.0Ghz and a boost of 4.2Ghz. On paper, it seems like a processor with tremendous value for money, with an MSRP of $1799, $200 less than Intel's top-end i9-7980XE, while offering 32 cores compared to the Intel's 18 cores. However, benchmarks show that this processor, despite its monstrous multi-core performance of over 4000 points in UserBenchmark and over 5000cb in Cinebench R15, real-world performance, especially in Windows 10 (due to Window's scheduler) is severely hampered by memory bandwidth limitations due to X399 only supporting Quad-channel ram (compared to EPYC's Octa-channel support). This means that only 2 of the 4 dies (16 cores) are directly connected to the RAM, while the remaining 2 dies have to go through the infinity fabric. Running the 2990WX on Linux improves its performance in some cases, but the memory bandwidth bottleneck is a hardware limitation. As such, in many real-world applications, the 2950X and the i9-7980XE beats the 2990WX, especially in memory intensive workloads and gaming. That being said, users should consider the 2950X, which is half the price of the 2990WX and in many applications outperforms the 2990WX. [Aug '18 geistrucker]

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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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