IntelBX80684I58600K
AMD100-100000023BOX

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

12 Cores, 24 Threads @3.8GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

CSGO
Dust 2 1080p Max
280 EFps Better CSGO EFps.
+20%
233 EFps
GTAV
Franklin & Lamar 1080p Max
110 EFps +5% 105 EFps
Overwatch
Temple of Anubis 1080p Max
138 EFps Slightly Better Overwatch EFps.
+6%
130 EFps
PUBG
M249 Training 1080p Max
135 EFps Slightly Better PUBG EFps.
+9%
124 EFps
Fortnite
UserBenchmark Island 1080p Max
133 EFps 141 EFps Slightly Better Fortnite EFps.
+6%
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 466,926 user samples
224,293 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 50th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
242,633 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 69th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 102%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+5%
87.5 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
91.7 Pts Lower memory latency.
+18%
77.7 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
129 Pts 135 Pts +5%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
256 Pts 268 Pts +5%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
500 Pts 520 Pts +4%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
711 Pts 1015 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+43%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.7 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+10%
87.9 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
150 Pts +4% 144 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
297 Pts +3% 287 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
588 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+5%
559 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
848 Pts 1098 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+29%
Market Share
Based on 46,497,193 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.39 % 0.93 % Hugely higher market share.
+138%
Value
Value For Money
96.4 % Better value.
+27%
76.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
77 % Slightly more popular.
+5%
73 %
Price
Price (score)
$235 Much cheaper.
+49%
$460
Age
Newest
47 Months 26 Months Much more recent.
+45%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+10%
105 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 12 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 24 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+300%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz 4.6 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+7%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
847 Pts 2271 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+168%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
719 Pts 2091 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+191%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen2
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 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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Early Q3 of 2019 welcomes the Ryzen 9 3900X, AMD’s current top of the range, third generation Ryzen flagship which raises the bar for 64-core processing on desktop CPUs. This is AMD’s first Ryzen 9 processor and it is a 12-core, 24-thread CPU based on their latest 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. The 3900X has a boost/base clock of 3.8/4.6 GHz, 64 MB of L3 cache (double the L3 on the rest of 3000 series), support for 3200 MHz DDR4 system memory and a TDP of 105W. All this, plus a Wraith Prism cooler, at a very reasonable launch price of $499 USD. By comparison, Intel’s 8-core, 16 thread i9-9900K is available for $479 USD (and requires a cooler: $30+ USD). Benchmarks illustrate that the overclocked 3900X leads by a whopping 41% for 64-core processing but that the 9900K maintains a 10% lead for gaming, desktop and other sub octa-core tasks. The 3900 memory controller is significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations and shows a better write throughput than the lower spec 3000 models, but it still shows relatively high latency which adversely impacts gaming. In terms of 64-core performance at this price point, there is no threat from Intel. The only real competitor is the upcoming (Q4, 2019) 16-core, 32-thread 3950X ($749 USD). The Ryzen 9 3900X is compatible with the new PCIe 4.0 enabled X570 motherboard via an AM4 socket, as well as 400 and 300 series motherboards. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

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