IntelBX80646I74790
IntelBX80684I58600K

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.6GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q2 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 145,048 user samples
72,086 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 57% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 57% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 108th / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
72,962 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 88% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 88% Great: 118%
SPEED RANK: 25th / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
74 % 101 % Much faster effective speed.
+36%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
107 Pts 131 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+22%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
357 Pts 512 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+43%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
555 Pts 738 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+33%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts 154 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+31%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
433 Pts 605 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+40%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
599 Pts 879 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+47%
Market Share
Based on 12,817,878 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.91 % 1.52 % Much higher market share.
+67%
Value
Value For Money
72.5 % 107 % Much better value.
+47%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
74 % 137 % Hugely more popular.
+85%
Price
Price (score)
$308 $250 Cheaper.
+19%
Age
Newest
55 Months 14 Months Much more recent.
+75%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+12%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.3 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
117 Pts 148 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+26%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
120 Pts 161 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+34%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
426 Pts 581 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+36%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
435 Pts 640 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+47%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
568 Pts 830 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+46%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
607 Pts 946 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+56%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'14 Q4'17
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 9 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$303.00 - $312.00 N/A
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 8 GT/s DMI3
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2013D PCG 2015C (130W)
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V DDR4-2666
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.2 GHz 1.15 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
2 GB 64 GB
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
Up to 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4

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The Core i7-4790 is the third upgrade to Intel's flagship quad core hyper-threaded CPU. This version, like its predecessor the i7-4771, gets a 100 MHz bump in stock frequency and additionally the i7-4790 also gets a 100 MHz turbo frequency bump. These improvements (~4%) are marginal and practically impossible to discern in day to day use. Looking at a benchmark comparison between the 4771 and 4790 verifies that there is little difference between the two CPUs. Although the i7-4790 isn't much of a step forward, it's still one of the best (locked) mainstream processors on the market. AMD hasn't been able to compete with Intel on single threaded performance for several years, consequently Intel have no need to push the envelope. Overclockers should wait for the 4790K which is rumoured to be released shortly. [May '14 CPUPro]

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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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