Note: The information shown below is based on a pre-sample. Technical details or benchmark results may be different in the final version of this processor.

Intel Core i5-8600K vs. Intel Core i5-7600K

Intel Core i5-8600KIntel Core i5-7600K
3.60 GHzFrequency3.80 GHz
4.30 GHzTurbo (1 Core)4.20 GHz
4.10 GHzTurbo (All Cores)4.20 GHz
6Cores4
NoHyperthreadingNo
YesOverclocking ?Yes
9 MBCache6 MB
Intel UHD Graphics 630GPUIntel HD Graphics 630
0.35 GHzGPU frequency0.35 GHz
1.15 GHzGPU (Turbo)1.15 GHz
10.5GPU Generation10
12.0DirectX Version12.0
3Max. displays3
24Execution units24
Decode/EncodeCodec h264Decode/Encode
Decode/EncodeCodec JPEGDecode/Encode
Decode/EncodeCodec h265 8bitDecode/Encode
Decode/EncodeCodec h265 10bitDecode/Encode
Decode/EncodeCodec VP8Decode/Encode
DecodeCodec VP9Decode
DecodeCodec VC-1Decode
Decode/EncodeCodec AVCDecode/Encode
Coffee LakeArchitectureKaby Lake
DDR4-2666MemoryDDR4-2400
2Memory channels2
NoECCNo
3.0PCIe version3.0
16PCIe lanes16
14nmTechnology14nm
LGA 1151-2SocketLGA 1151
95WTDP91W
YesAES-NIYes
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-dVirtualizationVT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Q4/2017Release dateQ1/2017
ca. 295 $Market priceca. 270 $


Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-8600KIntel Core i5-8600K
6x 3.60 GHz (4.30 GHz)
2.36 (100%)
Intel Core i5-7600KIntel Core i5-7600K
4x 3.80 GHz (4.20 GHz)
2.2 (93%)



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i5-8600KIntel Core i5-8600K
6x 3.60 GHz (4.30 GHz)
11.68 (100%)
Intel Core i5-7600KIntel Core i5-7600K
4x 3.80 GHz (4.20 GHz)
7.61 (65%)



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

Intel Core i5-8600KIntel Core i5-8600K
6x 3.60 GHz (4.30 GHz)
39.1 (100%)
Intel Core i5-7600KIntel Core i5-7600K
4x 3.80 GHz (4.20 GHz)
38.1 (97%)



Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-8600KIntel Core i5-8600K
6x 3.60 GHz (4.30 GHz)
192 (100%)
Intel Core i5-7600KIntel Core i5-7600K
4x 3.80 GHz (4.20 GHz)
179 (93%)



Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i5-8600KIntel Core i5-8600K
6x 3.60 GHz (4.30 GHz)
1097 (100%)
Intel Core i5-7600KIntel Core i5-7600K
4x 3.80 GHz (4.20 GHz)
688 (63%)




Passmark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Intel Core i5-8600KIntel Core i5-8600K
6x 3.60 GHz (4.30 GHz)
14792 (100%)
Intel Core i5-7600KIntel Core i5-7600K
4x 3.80 GHz (4.20 GHz)
9641 (65%)



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-8600KIntel Core i5-8600K
6x 3.60 GHz (4.30 GHz)
4814 (100%)
Intel Core i5-7600KIntel Core i5-7600K
4x 3.80 GHz (4.20 GHz)
4483 (93%)



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i5-8600KIntel Core i5-8600K
6x 3.60 GHz (4.30 GHz)
21718 (100%)
Intel Core i5-7600KIntel Core i5-7600K
4x 3.80 GHz (4.20 GHz)
14153 (65%)



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