IntelBX80684I38350K
IntelBX80684I58600K

4 Cores, 4 Threads @4.0GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q3 2017.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 64,339 user samples
5,556 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 27th / 1129
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
58,783 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 88% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 88% Great: 119%
SPEED RANK: 14th / 1129
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.3 % 102 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+11%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
127 Pts 133 Pts +5%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
478 Pts 520 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+9%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
486 Pts 750 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+54%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
150 Pts 154 Pts +3%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
576 Pts 609 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+6%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
581 Pts 885 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+52%
Market Share
Based on 11,511,820 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.12 % 1.63 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,258%
Value
Value For Money
113 % Slightly better value.
+6%
107 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % 132 % Hugely more popular.
+100%
Price
Price (score)
$169 Much cheaper.
+35%
$260
Age
Newest
13 Months 12 Months Slightly more recent.
+8%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts +4% 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 6 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+11%
3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.3 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
144 Pts 149 Pts +3%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
156 Pts 162 Pts +4%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
547 Pts 582 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+6%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
616 Pts 647 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+5%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
556 Pts 849 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+53%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
618 Pts 952 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+54%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 UHD 630
Cache
Cache
8 MB 9 MB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2400 DDR4-2666
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
No 2.0
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

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The quad core i3-8350K hails from Intel’s most recent (and as yet unreleased) generation of Coffee Lake processors. It has a stock clock of 4.0 GHz, 8MB of cache and a TDP of 95W. The 8350K is the first i3 processor to feature four cores (previous generations of i3s had two cores and four threads). With this eighth generation of processors, Intel has introduced a step change in their nomenclature which witnesses the old quad core i5s become the new quad core i3s. Our benchmarks show a 25% increase in effective speed between generations of i3 8350K vs 7350K and near equivalence between the outgoing i5-7600K and the new i3-8350K. Although the price points of Coffee Lake are not yet known, if Intel keep them roughly in line with the previous generations (i3 ~= $140) this will represent the best improvement in value for money since Sandy Bridge as the 8350K at $140 would be 34.8% cheaper than a 7600K at $215. Cynics among us will see this as an effort to fend off competition from AMD’s new multi-core Ryzen processors. It appears Intel may have been successful with this move as early benchmarks from the 8350K suggest that it beats the more expensive 8 core Ryzen 7 1700 in single and quad core performance by 25%. The 8350K is a great choice for gaming builds, but the budget will also need to factor in a complementary motherboard based on the new 300 series chipset. Expect the quad core i3-8100 which is the 8350K’s little sister featuring a base clock of 3.6 GHz, to follow shortly. [Aug '17 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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