IntelBX80646I34160
IntelBX80684I58600K

2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.6GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q3 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 141,105 user samples
23,266 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 47% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 30% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 30% Great: 47%
SPEED RANK: 356th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
117,839 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 16th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
41.9 % 90.7 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+116%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
96.1 Pts 133 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+38%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
169 Pts 265 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+57%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
251 Pts 518 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+106%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
255 Pts 733 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+187%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
258 Pts 738 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+186%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
106 Pts 156 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+47%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
202 Pts 308 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+52%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
280 Pts 609 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+117%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
281 Pts 880 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+213%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
283 Pts 882 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+212%
Market Share
Based on 20,354,744 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.17 % 0.75 % Hugely higher market share.
+341%
Value
Value For Money
52.8 % 91.4 % Much better value.
+73%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 65 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
Price
Price (score)
$120 Much cheaper.
+56%
$270
Age
Newest
60 Months 23 Months Much more recent.
+62%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
54 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+43%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 6 cores Hugely higher core count.
+200%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 6 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4.3 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+19%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4400 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'14 Q4'17
Cache
Cache
3 MB SmartCache 9 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$117.00 N/A
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 8 GT/s DMI3
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2013C PCG 2015C (130W)
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V DDR4-2666
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
Yes No
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4400 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
2 GB 64 GB
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
No 2.0
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
No Yes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
Up to 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4

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The Intel Core i3-4160 is a dual-core four threaded 4th generation (Haswell) processor. It was released in Q3 2014 and scores a respectable 91 for effective speed. With its base frequency of 3.6 GHz, the 4160 is fast enough to run the vast majority of applications smoothly and it’s very reasonably priced for its performance which make it a sensible choice even when considering building a gaming PC. Although the integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400 are absolutely fine for general desktop use such as web browsing and word processing they may bottleneck a gaming machine. A 20% price premium would buy the slightly older i3-4350 which has a 33% larger (4MB) cache but its only about 1% faster (full comparison here). Overall the i3-4160 represents the best value for money I have seen outside Intel's Pentium and Celeron range of CPUs. [Nov '14 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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