IntelBX80684I58600K
AMDYD1700BBAEBOX

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 281,924 user samples
139,790 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% 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: 106%
SPEED RANK: 23rd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
142,134 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% Base clock 4.15 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 61% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 61% Great: 80%
SPEED RANK: 136th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
90.7 % Much faster effective speed.
+32%
69 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
133 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+33%
99.9 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
262 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+32%
198 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
512 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+32%
389 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
729 Pts +0% 726 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
153 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+33%
115 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
304 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+33%
228 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
603 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+33%
455 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
869 Pts 891 Pts +3%
Market Share
Based on 22,711,973 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.67 % Much higher market share.
+40%
0.48 %
Value
Value For Money
93.9 % Much better value.
+30%
72.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
128 % +3% 124 %
Price
Price (score)
$245 $235 +4%
Age
Newest
26 Months More recent.
+21%
33 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+167%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+20%
3 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+16%
3.7 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
874 Pts 1286 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+47%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
736 Pts 1098 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+49%
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 AMD Ryzen 7 1700 is the least powerful of three new Ryzen 7 CPUs. The 1700 model has base and turbo clocks of 3.0 and 3.7 GHz respectively. Both of its more expensive siblings, the 1700X and 1800X, have higher clocks but they also have TDPs of 95 watts whereas the 1700 is rated at just 65 watts. Comparing IPC between Ryzen and Kaby Lake shows that Kaby Lake leads by a maximum of 9% which is great news for workstation users as this allows the 1700 to beat Intel's 6850K in multi-core workloads at almost half the price. Although the 1700 has great IPC it's somewhat limited by its relatively low (by Kaby Lake standards) clock speed which holds it back a little in both gaming and desktop workloads. For multi-core workstation use, the Ryzen 7 1700 represents the best value for money we have ever seen. [Mar '17 CPUPro]

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