Intel Core i5-8600K
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.
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.
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).
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.
|Series||Intel Coffee Lake|
|Series: Coffee Lake Coffee Lake-S|
|Clock Rate||3600 - 4300 MHz|
|Level 1 Cache||384 KB|
|Level 2 Cache||1.5 MB|
|Level 3 Cache||9 MB|
|Number of Cores / Threads||6 / 6|
|Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)||95 Watt|
|Manufacturing Technology||14 nm|
|Features||Dual-Channel DDR3(L)-1600/DDR4-2666 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro|
|GPU||Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1150 MHz)|
|64 Bit||64 Bit support|
|Product Link (external)||Intel Coffee Lake i5-8600K|