IntelBX80684I58600K
AMDYD195XA8AEWOF

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

16 Cores, 32 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q3 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 80,229 user samples
72,746 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 118%
SPEED RANK: 24th / 1144
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
7,483 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% Base clock 4.15 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 96% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 96% Great: 118%
SPEED RANK: 19th / 1144
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 168%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
102 % 108 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
133 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+20%
111 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
518 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+19%
434 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
747 Pts 2317 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+210%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
154 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+28%
120 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
603 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+28%
472 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
880 Pts 2664 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+203%
Market Share
Based on 12,921,817 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.52 % Hugely higher market share.
+913%
0.15 %
Value
Value For Money
109 % Better value.
+25%
86.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
138 % Much more popular.
+57%
88 %
Price
Price (score)
$243 Much cheaper.
+53%
$520
Age
Newest
14 Months Slightly more recent.
+12%
16 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+47%
180 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 16 cores Hugely higher core count.
+167%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads 32 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+433%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
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.
+8%
4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
148 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+28%
116 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
161 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+30%
124 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
577 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+27%
453 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
643 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+30%
493 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
838 Pts 2588 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+209%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
948 Pts 2695 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+184%
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 TR4
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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AMD’s 16 core, 32 thread Ryzen Threadripper 1950X is finally here to seize the throne for high end desktop processors. The 1950X is the flagship of the Zen based Threadripper series which also includes the 12 core 1920X and the 8 core 1900X. The 1950X has a stock clock of 3.4 GHz increasing to a maximum single core boost of 4.0 GHz and features quad channel DDR4 and 64 PCI Express lanes. This processor is effectively two Ryzen 7 1800Xs glued together with Infinity Fabric (AMD’s scalable interconnecting technology), making the 1950X one of the physically largest CPUs on the consumer market. If you are considering this CPU, you will need a new X399 motherboard with a TR4 socket. Early benchmarks show the 1950X competing with Intel’s similarly priced i9-7900X. Whilst the 7900X has slightly higher single and quad core scores (10%-15%), the 1950X is around 35% faster for multi-core workloads. Content creators, and other core intensive task masters will not be disappointed. [Aug '17 CPUPro]

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