Intel Core i5-8600K vs Intel Core i5-8500 vs Intel Core i7-8700K

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 i7-8700K

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The Intel Core i7-8700K 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 3.7 and 4.7 GHz and can execute up to twelve threads simultaneously thanks to Hyper-Threading. According to Intel, the CPU is manufactured in an improved 14nm (14nm++) process. The i7-8700K is comparatively easy to overclock thanks to the unlocked multiplier.

Performance

Due to the two additional cores, performance has increased by almost 50% 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 i7-8700K is suitable for the most demanding applications and games.

Graphics

The integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 iGPU is supposed to offer higher performance as its clock rate has been increased by 50 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 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 i5-8600KIntel Core i5-8500Intel Core i7-8700K
Intel Coffee LakeIntel Coffee LakeIntel Coffee Lake
Coffee Lake-SCoffee Lake-SCoffee Lake-S
Series: Coffee Lake Coffee Lake-S
Intel Core i7-8086K3.7 - 5 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8700K3.7 - 4.7 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-87003.2 - 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 i5-84002.8 - 4 GHz6 / 69 MB
Intel Core i5-8500T2.1 - 3.5 GHz6 / 69 MB
Intel Core i7-8086K3.7 - 5 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-8700K3.7 - 4.7 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-87003.2 - 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 i5-84002.8 - 4 GHz6 / 69 MB
Intel Core i5-8500T2.1 - 3.5 GHz6 / 69 MB
Intel Core i7-8086K3.7 - 5 GHz6 / 1212 MB
» Intel Core i7-8700K3.7 - 4.7 GHz6 / 1212 MB
Intel Core i7-87003.2 - 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 i5-84002.8 - 4 GHz6 / 69 MB
Intel Core i5-8500T2.1 - 3.5 GHz6 / 69 MB
3600 - 4300 MHz3000 - 4100 MHz3700 - 4700 MHz
384 KB384 KB384 KB
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95 65 95
14 14 14
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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, 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)Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1200 MHz)
Architecturex86x86x86
Intel Coffee Lake i5-8600KIntel Coffee Lake i5-8500Intel Coffee Lake i7-8700K
100 °C
$202 U.S.$359 U.S.

Benchmarks

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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min: 1323     avg: 1374     median: 1362 (30%)     max: 1422 Points
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Cinebench R15 - Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64 Bit
181 Points (67%)
172 Points (63%)
min: 187     avg: 192     median: 192 (71%)     max: 199 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
10.8 Points (22%)
10.2 Points (21%)
min: 13.61     avg: 14.8     median: 15 (30%)     max: 15.64 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64 Bit
2.1 Points (66%)
2 Points (62%)
min: 2.11     avg: 2.2     median: 2.2 (70%)     max: 2.27 Points
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (32bit)
6875 (61%)
8606 (77%)
min: 7130     avg: 7302     median: 7328 (65%)     max: 7423
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (32bit)
32863 (55%)
40829 (69%)
min: 36392     avg: 38552     median: 39096 (66%)     max: 39624
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Multi (64bit)
100%
1 i5-8500 +
39357 Points (38%)
46535 Points (44%)
Cinebench R10 - Cinebench R10 Rend. Single (64bit)
100%
1 i5-8500 +
8515 Points (64%)
9303 Points (70%)
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 1024m *
189 s (2%)
848 s (10%)
min: 116.591     avg: 121     median: 118.9 (1%)     max: 129.095 s
wPrime 2.10 - wPrime 2.0 32m *
5.7 s (1%)
26.5 s (5%)
min: 4     avg: 4.5     median: 4.2 (1%)     max: 5.341 s
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
4583 (29%)
4219 (27%)
min: 7032     avg: 7196     median: 7120 (46%)     max: 7435
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
min: 82.1     avg: 85.6     median: 87.2 (39%)     max: 87.4 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 1
min: 230.3     avg: 233     median: 232.7 (69%)     max: 235 fps
207 fps (61%)
min: 230     avg: 232     median: 232 (68%)     max: 233 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - HWBOT x265 4k Preset
100%
1 i5-8500 +
7.9 fps (25%)
10.8 fps (34%)
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TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Serpent
0.5 GB/s (22%)
0.5 GB/s (22%)
min: 0.668     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (33%)     max: 0.796 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt Twofish
0.9 GB/s (24%)
0.9 GB/s (24%)
min: 1     avg: 1.3     median: 1.4 (38%)     max: 1.4 GB/s
TrueCrypt - TrueCrypt AES
5.4 GB/s (20%)
5 GB/s (19%)
min: 4.9     avg: 7.3     median: 8 (30%)     max: 8 GB/s
Blender 2.79 - Blender 2.79 BMW27 CPU *
100%
1 i5-8500 +
495 Seconds (3%)
min: 312     avg: 333     median: 332.8 (2%)     max: 353.5 Seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
9078 Points (50%)
9903 Points (55%)
min: 11599     avg: 11729     median: 11701 (65%)     max: 11886 Points
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
9.2 s (2%)
min: 7.545     avg: 8     median: 8 (2%)     max: 8.329 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
20.8 s (1%)
min: 16.73     avg: 17.8     median: 17.8 (1%)     max: 18.768 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
541 s (2%)
min: 413.791     avg: 443     median: 442.8 (2%)     max: 465.128 s
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Physics
min: 10708     avg: 10833     median: 10833 (45%)     max: 10958 Points
7942 Points (33%)
min: 13293     avg: 14460     median: 14766 (61%)     max: 15013 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Physics
74934 Points (48%)
min: 63878     avg: 64781     median: 64445 (41%)     max: 66020 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Extreme Physics
74763 Points (79%)
min: 63734     avg: 64731     median: 64316 (68%)     max: 66143 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
min: 63328     avg: 65156     median: 65451.5 (68%)     max: 66393 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Physics
min: 8492     avg: 8523     median: 8522.5 (22%)     max: 8553 Points
7782 Points (20%)
min: 12363     avg: 12530     median: 12521 (32%)     max: 12713 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Physics
min: 12916     avg: 13019     median: 13018.5 (33%)     max: 13121 Points
11691 Points (30%)
min: 18221     avg: 18728     median: 18574 (47%)     max: 19358 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Time Spy CPU
min: 6578     avg: 7256     median: 7255.5 (51%)     max: 7933 Points
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%)
25920 (41%)
Geekbench 3 - Geekbench 3 64 Bit Single-Core
4417 (90%)
4914 (100%)
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Single-Core
100%
1 i5-8500 +
4782 (74%)
min: 5738     avg: 5754     median: 5754 (89%)     max: 5770
Geekbench 4.0 - Geekbench 4.0 64 Bit Multi-Core
100%
1 i5-8500 +
18025 (44%)
min: 23187     avg: 23209     median: 23208.5 (57%)     max: 23230
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Single-Core
min: 5760     avg: 5827     median: 5783 (79%)     max: 5937
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 - Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4 64 Bit Multi-Core
min: 24546     avg: 24938     median: 25045 (40%)     max: 25223
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Kraken 1.1 Total Score *
1022 ms (2%)
753 ms (1%)
Sunspider - Sunspider 1.0 Total Score *
68.1 ms (1%)
min: 52.2     avg: 55.8     median: 55.8 (1%)     max: 59.3 ms
Octane V2 - Octane V2 Total Score
min: 45565     avg: 47064     median: 47063.5 (75%)     max: 48562 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 142.7     avg: 149     median: 149.4 (40%)     max: 156 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption - external Monitor *
min: 134.3     avg: 143     median: 143.2 (38%)     max: 152 Watt

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

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

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-8700K → 124% n=20

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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
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