IntelBX80684I58600K
IntelBX80646I34160

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

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2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.6GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 146,299 user samples
121,158 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 22nd / 1186
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
25,141 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 59% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 37% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 37% Great: 59%
SPEED RANK: 310th / 1186
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
90.6 % Much faster effective speed.
+71%
52.8 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
132 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+37%
96.2 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
262 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+56%
168 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
511 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+104%
251 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
726 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+184%
256 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
736 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+184%
259 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
154 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+45%
106 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
306 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+52%
201 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
599 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+114%
280 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
871 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+210%
281 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
871 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+208%
283 Pts
Market Share
Based on 21,659,635 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.78 % Hugely higher market share.
+550%
0.12 %
Value
Value For Money
92.4 % Much better value.
+39%
66.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
122 % Hugely more popular.
+94%
63 %
Price
Price (score)
$259 $120 Much cheaper.
+54%
Age
Newest
25 Months Much more recent.
+60%
62 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 54 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+43%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Hugely higher core count.
+200%
2 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
6 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
22 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+19%
3.6 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Haswell
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 HD 4400
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'17 Q3'14
Cache
Cache
9 MB 3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
N/A $117.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 5 GT/s DMI2
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (130W) PCG 2013C
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
No Yes
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® UHD Graphics 630 Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
64 GB 2 GB
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0 No
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
Yes No
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
Yes No
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 Up to 3.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4 Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4

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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 Intel Core i3-4160 is a dual-core four threaded 4th generation (Haswell) processor. It was released in Q3 2014 and scores a respectable 91 for effective speed. With its base frequency of 3.6 GHz, the 4160 is fast enough to run the vast majority of applications smoothly and it’s very reasonably priced for its performance which make it a sensible choice even when considering building a gaming PC. Although the integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400 are absolutely fine for general desktop use such as web browsing and word processing they may bottleneck a gaming machine. A 20% price premium would buy the slightly older i3-4350 which has a 33% larger (4MB) cache but its only about 1% faster (full comparison here). Overall the i3-4160 represents the best value for money I have seen outside Intel's Pentium and Celeron range of CPUs. [Nov '14 CPUPro]

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