Average Bench: 87.8% (89th of 1358)

Based on 16,837 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8600 CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 75%Average: 87.8% Great: 94%
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 12.2% 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. Memory Latency 88.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 122Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-8600 is just 18.5%. 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 Mixed Speed 675Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 668Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,837 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.9 Memory 88.8 95.1
103 1-Core 122 129
202 2-Core 242 256
86.8% 151 Pts
Min Avg Max
361 4-Core 471 504
474 8-Core 668 743
73.8% 569 Pts
Min Avg Max
507 64-Core 675 742
45.3% 675 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 92
1-Core 127
2-Core 248
90% 156 Pts
4-Core 501
8-Core 731
79% 616 Pts
64-Core 730
49% 730 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.9
1-Core 128
2-Core 235
88% 151 Pts
4-Core 500
8-Core 735
80% 617 Pts
64-Core 725
49% 725 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.4
1-Core 126
2-Core 239
88% 152 Pts
4-Core 486
8-Core 701
77% 594 Pts
64-Core 705
47% 705 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.4
1-Core 124
2-Core 248
86% 152 Pts
4-Core 489
8-Core 700
77% 594 Pts
64-Core 669
45% 669 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 54,683,101 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i5-8600 Builds (Compare 28,869 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48) - $144

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 66% - Good Total price: $811

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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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Good

2 years ago.

In comparison to the i7 6700, the i5 8600 is cheaper, newer, and it has better performance.


Excellent

19 months ago.

Comment 

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


Poor

3 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!


Poor

15 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


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