IntelBX80684I58600K
AMDYD2700BBAFBOX

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.2GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 72,598 user samples
67,377 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 91% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 91% Great: 119%
SPEED RANK: 22nd / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
5,221 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 50th / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
102 % Faster effective speed.
+17%
86.7 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
132 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+23%
107 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
518 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+30%
399 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
750 Pts 1122 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+50%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+29%
120 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
603 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+29%
468 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
884 Pts 1329 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+50%
Market Share
Based on 12,864,465 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.52 % Hugely higher market share.
+361%
0.33 %
Value
Value For Money
109 % Better value.
+18%
92.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
136 % Hugely more popular.
+81%
75 %
Price
Price (score)
$243 +1% $245
Age
Newest
14 Months 7 Months Much more recent.
+50%
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 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+12%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz +5% 4.1 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
149 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+28%
116 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
162 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+30%
125 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
579 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+28%
453 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
647 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+32%
490 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
845 Pts 1292 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+53%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
950 Pts 1346 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+42%
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 7 2700 is an 8 core, 16 thread high-end desktop processor featuring AMD’s second generation 12nm Zen+ architecture and Precision Boost 2 technology. It is the second strongest of four new Ryzen CPUs due for imminent release. The second generation Ryzen processors, codenamed Pinnacle Ridge, are both compatible with the new 400 series and 300 series of motherboards. Official specs for the 2700 are yet to be seen, but early benchmarks appear to indicate base and boost clock speeds of 3.2 and 4.1 GHz respectively. This translates to a modest improvement upon the previous generation 1700 which continues to offer fantastic value for money in terms of multi-core performance. The expected retail price of $299 includes a Wraith cooler and costs the same as Intel’s 6 core 12 thread i7-8700. As expected, the 8700 beats the 2700 on single and quad core intensive tasks, but lags behind for higher core workloads.  [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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