IntelBX80684I58600K
AMDYD2600BBAFBOX
CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
280 EFps Much Better CSGO EFps.
+41%
198 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
110 EFps Better GTAV EFps.
+15%
96 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps +2% 135 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
135 EFps Better PUBG EFps.
+19%
113 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
133 EFps Better Fortnite EFps.
+16%
115 EFps
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 635,043 user samples
169,041 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 25th / 1264
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
466,002 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 159th / 1264
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
93.3 % Faster effective speed.
+20%
77.6 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
92.3 Pts Lower memory latency.
+16%
79.5 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
132 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+21%
109 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
262 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+23%
213 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
511 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+26%
407 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
721 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+7%
674 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97.1 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+11%
87.7 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
154 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+31%
118 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
306 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+31%
234 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
607 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+32%
459 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
869 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+14%
762 Pts
Market Share
Based on 33,546,899 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.58 % 2.45 % Hugely higher market share.
+322%
Value
Value For Money
99.8 % Slightly better value.
+8%
92.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
140 % 143 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$218 $147 Much cheaper.
+33%
Age
Newest
35 Months 29 Months More recent.
+17%
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 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 Faster turbo frequency.
+10%
3.9 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
874 Pts 995 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+14%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
728 Pts 885 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+22%
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 workstation users. The 2600 compliments the new 400 series motherboards and is also backwards compatible with the 300 series following a bios update. Even though the 2600 is plausible for multimedia production streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. 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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