IntelBX80684I58600K
AMDYD2600BBAFBOX

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

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6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 311,264 user samples
118,413 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 17th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
192,851 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 61% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 61% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 71st / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
90.7 % Faster effective speed.
+22%
74.6 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
133 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+20%
111 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
264 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+22%
217 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
517 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+23%
420 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
735 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+6%
693 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
741 Pts 908 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+23%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+28%
121 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
308 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+28%
240 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
604 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+28%
473 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
878 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+11%
789 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
879 Pts 1012 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+15%
Market Share
Based on 19,452,676 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.71 % 3.02 % Hugely higher market share.
+325%
Value
Value For Money
92.3 % +0% 91.9 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
77 % 105 % Much more popular.
+36%
Price
Price (score)
$260 $130 Much cheaper.
+50%
Age
Newest
22 Months 16 Months More recent.
+27%
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 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+10%
3.9 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 2600, from AMD’s second generation (Zen+) of high-end desktop Ryzen processors, supersedes the first generation Ryzen 5 1600. The newer generation sees a lithography reduction from 14nm to 12nm, but no increase in the number of cores and threads (6 and 12 respectively) over the ground-breaking first generation which continues to surpass similarly priced Intel CPUs in terms of multi-core performance. In other words, progress between generations is predominantly driven by power efficiency and therefore higher attainable clock speeds. The 2600 appears to have a stock base/boost clock of 3.4 / 3.9 GHz compared to the 1600’s 3.2 / 3.6 GHz which is expected to result in a modest increase in effective speed that said, early benchmarks are inconclusive. Included in the expected retail price of about $200 is a Wraith Stealth cooler, so the 2600, like the 1600 before it, represents great value for money, especially for workstation users. The 2600 compliments the new 400 series motherboards and is also backwards compatible with the 300 series following a bios update. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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