IntelCL8068403373522
IntelBX80684I58600K
  

4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.30 GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date ≈ Q1 2018.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 386,999 user samples
137,056 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 56% Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 56% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 254th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
249,943 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 51st / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
73.8 % 91.6 % Faster effective speed.
+24%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
86.4 Pts 91.2 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+6%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
106 Pts 129 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+22%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
198 Pts 256 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+29%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
335 Pts 499 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+49%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
474 Pts 708 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+49%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.9 Pts 96.6 Pts +3%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
122 Pts 151 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+24%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
239 Pts 298 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+25%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
435 Pts 589 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+35%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
614 Pts 845 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+38%
Market Share
Based on 44,988,330 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.44 % +2% 0.43 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 77 % More popular.
+26%
Age
Newest
42+ Months Slightly more recent.
+7%
45 Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
612 Pts 849 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+39%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
475 Pts 715 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+51%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'18 Q4'17
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 9 MB
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$250.00 N/A
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.00 GHz 4.30 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI 8 GT/s DMI3
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666, LPDDR3-2133 DDR4-2666
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.00 GHz 1.15 GHz
Package Size
Package Size
42mm x 28mm 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
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 Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4

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hyperthreading really help with loading cpu and you can play some games with gtx1060\1660 ti the 7300hq predecessor was not suitable only for very weak video cards [Jun '20 Viper207]

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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 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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