Intel Core i5-8600K vs Intel Core i5-8500

Intel Core i5-8600K

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The Intel Core i5-8600K is a high-end desktop processor with six cores based on the Coffee Lake architecture and was announced in September 2017. The processor clocks at between 3.6 and 4.3 GHz and can execute up to six threads simultaneously (no HyperThreading). According to Intel, the CPU is manufactured in an improved 14nm (14nm++) process. The i5-8600K is comparatively easy to overclock thanks to the unlocked multiplier.

Performance

Due to the two additional cores, performance has increased significantly compared to the Core i7-7700K when all cores are in use. Single-core performance has not improved since its Kaby Lake predecessor. As a high-end model, the i5-8600K is suitable for the most demanding applications and games.

Graphics

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 iGPU is basically identical to the previous generation Intel HD Graphics 630. Only some low demanding games are playable with this graphics card (see GPU page linked above).

Power Consumption

Intel specifies the TDP with 95 watts. Therefore, well-dimensioned cooling systems should easily manage to deal with the created heat. We expect increased efficiency due to the higher performance.

Intel Core i5-8500

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The Intel Core i5-8500 is a mid-range 6-core CPU. The processor belongs to the Coffee Lake generation and was presented in April 2018. It does not support Hyper-Threading, which means it can run six threads simultaneously. The base clock rate is 3 GHz and the CPU can speed up to 4.1 GHz under high load. Despite belonging to the new generation of CPUs, the Core i5-8500 is manufactured in an improved 14nm process.

Performance

The processor offers a strong performance increase compared to the Core i5-7500 due to its two additional cores. Single-core performance has not improved significantly compared to its Kaby Lake predecessor. As a mid-range model, the Core i5-8500 should be suitable for demanding games and programs.

Graphics

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 iGPU is supposed to offer higher performance as its clock rate has been increased by 50-100 MHz. The build is identical to that of the Intel HD Graphics 630. We do expect a performance improvement, but as a low-end solution it will probably only display current games smoothly at reduced details - if at all.

Power Consumption

Intel specifies the TDP with 65 watts. Therefore, well-dimensioned cooling systems should easily manage to deal with the created heat. We expect increased efficiency due to the higher performance.

Intel Core i5-8600KIntel Core i5-8500
Intel Coffee LakeIntel Coffee Lake
Coffee Lake-SCoffee Lake-S
: Coffee Lake Coffee Lake-S
Intel Core i7-8086K compare3.7 - 5 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8700K compare3.7 - 4.7 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8700 compare3.2 - 4.6 GHz6 / 1212 MB
» Intel Core i5-8600K3.6 - 4.3 GHz6 / 69 MB
Intel Core i5-85003 - 4.1 GHz6 / 69 MB
Intel Core i5-8400 compare2.8 - 4 GHz6 / 69 MB
Intel Core i5-8500T compare2.1 - 3.5 GHz6 / 69 MB
Intel Core i7-8086K compare3.7 - 5 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8700K compare3.7 - 4.7 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8700 compare3.2 - 4.6 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i5-8600K3.6 - 4.3 GHz6 / 69 MB
» Intel Core i5-85003 - 4.1 GHz6 / 69 MB
Intel Core i5-8400 compare2.8 - 4 GHz6 / 69 MB
Intel Core i5-8500T compare2.1 - 3.5 GHz6 / 69 MB
3600 - 4300 MHz3000 - 4100 MHz
384 KB384 KB
1.5 MB1.5 MB
9 MB9 MB
6 / 66 / 6
95 65
14 14
FCLGA1151FCLGA1151
Dual-Channel DDR3(L)-1600/DDR4-2666 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vProDual-Channel DDR3(L)-1600/DDR4-2666 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro
iGPUIntel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1150 MHz)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1100 MHz)
Architecturex86x86
Intel Coffee Lake i5-8600KIntel Coffee Lake i5-8500
100 °C
$202 U.S.

Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 988     avg: 990     median: 989.5 (22%)     max: 991 Points
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950 Points (21%)
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
181 Points (67%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
10.8 Points (22%)
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.1 Points (66%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
6875 (61%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
32863 (55%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 i5-8500 +
39357 Points (38%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 i5-8500 +
8515 Points (64%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
189 s (2%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
5.7 s (1%)
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
4583 (29%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Multli Thread 4 runs
100%
1 i5-8500 +
23200 MIPS (18%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7-Zip 18.03 Single Thread 4 runs
100%
1 i5-8500 +
4513 MIPS (30%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 61     avg: 63.4     median: 63.4 (29%)     max: 65.7 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 230.3     avg: 233     median: 232.7 (69%)     max: 235 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
100%
1 i5-8500 +
7.9 fps (25%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.5 GB/s (1%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.9 GB/s (1%)
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
5.4 GB/s (1%)
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
100%
1 i5-8500 +
495 Seconds (3%)
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
9078 Points (50%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 8.72     avg: 8.8     median: 8.8 (2%)     max: 8.8 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 19.674     avg: 19.7     median: 19.7 (1%)     max: 19.8 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 488.9     avg: 496     median: 496.4 (2%)     max: 503.9 s
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 10708     avg: 10833     median: 10833 (46%)     max: 10958 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
74934 Points (48%)
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
74763 Points (79%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 8492     avg: 8523     median: 8522.5 (22%)     max: 8553 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 12916     avg: 13019     median: 13018.5 (33%)     max: 13121 Points
11691 Points (30%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Multi-Core
18970 (34%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 32 Bit Single-Core
4217 (87%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Multi-Core
19770 (31%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4417 (90%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 i5-8500 +
4782 (74%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 i5-8500 +
18025 (44%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
1022 ms (2%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
68.1 ms (1%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-8600K → 100% n=20

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i5-8500 → 98% n=20

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)