IntelBX80684I58600K
AMDYD1600BBAEBOX
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 366,061 user samples
137,830 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 19th / 1196
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
228,231 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 60% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 60% Great: 80%
SPEED RANK: 119th / 1196
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
91 % Much faster effective speed.
+30%
69.9 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
133 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+30%
102 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
263 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+30%
202 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
514 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+31%
392 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
728 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+12%
652 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
737 Pts 847 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+15%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+34%
116 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
309 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+34%
231 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
611 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+33%
459 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
882 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+15%
765 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
888 Pts 984 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+11%
Market Share
Based on 21,859,541 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.73 % 1.13 % Much higher market share.
+55%
Value
Value For Money
92.9 % 93.9 % +1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
123 % 132 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
Price
Price (score)
$258 $95 Much cheaper.
+63%
Age
Newest
25 Months More recent.
+19%
31 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+12%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+19%
3.6 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 None
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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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The Ryzen 5 1600 is one of four new Ryzen 5 processors released this month. Based on the AMD Zen architecture, which is comparable to Intel in terms of IPC, the Ryzen 5 1600 has six cores which is more than the vast majority of games are able to use (most games cannot use more than four cores). Ryzen 5 CPUs offer gamers better value for money than the eight core Ryzen 7 models released last month. With six cores the 1600 is approximately 75% better at multi-threaded tasks than Intel's quad core i5 flagship – the similarly priced i5-7600K, the 1600 however, has 25% lower single and 33% lower quad core scores. The 1600 has stock base/boost clock speeds of 3.2/3.6 GHz and its price tag of $219 includes a cooler. Assuming a modest overclock of 10% brings the 1600 within striking range of the 1600X which is the Ryzen 5 flagship. The 1600X sports stock base/boost clocks of 3.6/4.0 GHz but costs $30 more than the 1600 and ships without a cooler included in the box. The Ryzen 5 1600 is the best value for money six core CPU we have seen to date. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 2019 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical gamers and desktop users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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