Average Bench: 88.2% (147th of 1439)

Based on 18,241 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8600 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 73%Average: 88.2% Great: 95%
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-8600 averaged just 11.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-8600 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Quad Core Speed 484Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 87.7Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-8600 is 21.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-8600 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 674Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 658Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,241 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.9 Memory 87.7 95.3
101 1-Core 125 132
217 2-Core 248 262
85.5% 153 Pts
Min Avg Max
400 4-Core 484 517
505 8-Core 658 765
72.2% 571 Pts
Min Avg Max
528 64-Core 674 764
41.7% 674 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.5
1-Core 125
2-Core 251
88% 156 Pts
4-Core 496
8-Core 704
75% 600 Pts
64-Core 713
44% 713 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.5
1-Core 127
2-Core 254
89% 158 Pts
4-Core 506
8-Core 617
72% 561 Pts
64-Core 621
38% 621 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.9
1-Core 127
2-Core 256
85% 155 Pts
4-Core 505
8-Core 729
77% 617 Pts
64-Core 737
46% 737 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.1
1-Core 125
2-Core 249
84% 152 Pts
4-Core 494
8-Core 677
74% 586 Pts
64-Core 679
42% 679 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.6
1-Core 127
2-Core 254
85% 155 Pts
4-Core 472
8-Core 716
74% 594 Pts
64-Core 728
45% 728 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 80
1-Core 125
2-Core 254
84% 153 Pts
4-Core 500
8-Core 629
72% 565 Pts
64-Core 697
43% 697 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 82
1-Core 128
2-Core 251
85% 154 Pts
4-Core 492
8-Core 601
70% 546 Pts
64-Core 647
40% 647 Pts
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Gaming 55%
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Desktop
Desktop 90%
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Workstation
Workstation 47%
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Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $143

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $523

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-8600 Processor (9M Cache, up to 4.30 GHz)
Code NameCoffee Lake
Launch DateQ2'18
Processor Numberi5-8600
# of Cores6
# of Threads6
Cache9 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$213.00 - $224.00
Clock Speed3.10 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.30 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP65 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.15 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2666
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth41.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NIYes
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)Yes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

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1 month ago.

Terrible. For an update with 8GB of 2666Mhz with 1060-3GB it takes an average of 7 minutes. 7 MINUTES!


Excellent

4 months ago.

had this cpu for over 5 years now and its still great


Excellent

3 years ago.

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Лучший проц частота 4100 мгц , думаю прекрасное приобретение с тандеме с gtx 1080 —Apr '18


Poor

5 years ago.

Waow, I had a m5 6Y54 before this monster, and when I launched windows first time, I had a mind blown! if you can have it for 200 euros, run faster than Sonic!


Excellent

12 months ago.

Maybe the best i5 on the market. The bang for buck is unrivaled.


Excellent

4 years ago.

Holy ...this is a monster of a cpu!


Excellent

5 years ago.

Incredible performance for the $. Hard to justify going to an i7.


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