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Intel Core i5-8600K

Intel 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.

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.

SeriesIntel Core i5 (Desktop)
CodenameCoffee Lake-S
Series: Core i5 (Desktop) Coffee Lake-S
Intel Core i5-9600K (compare)3700 - 4600 MHz6 / 69 MB
» Intel Core i5-8600K3600 - 4300 MHz6 / 69 MB
Intel Core i5-8500 (compare)3000 - 4100 MHz6 / 69 MB
Intel Core i5-8400 (compare)2800 - 4000 MHz6 / 69 MB
Intel Core i5-8500T (compare)2100 - 3500 MHz6 / 69 MB
Clock Rate3600 - 4300 MHz
Level 1 Cache384 KB
Level 2 Cache1.5 MB
Level 3 Cache9 MB
Number of Cores / Threads6 / 6
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)95 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
SocketFCLGA1151
FeaturesDual-Channel DDR3(L)-1600/DDR4-2666 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1150 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Announcement Date01/05/2017
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 8600K

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 988     avg: 989.5     median: 989 (23%)     max: 991 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
181 Points (83%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
188.8 seconds (2%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
5.7 seconds (1%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 61     avg: 63.4     median: 63 (35%)     max: 65 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 230     avg: 232.7     median: 232 (86%)     max: 235 fps
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
8.8 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
19.7 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 488     avg: 496.4     median: 496 (2%)     max: 503 Seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 10708     avg: 10833     median: 10833 (56%)     max: 10958 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
74934 Points (48%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
74763 Points (89%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 8492     avg: 8522.5     median: 8522 (22%)     max: 8553 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 12916     avg: 13018.5     median: 13018 (40%)     max: 13121 Points
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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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