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  • Wrapping up with the 720p data first, these low-res results are important for a few reasons, though for some they can be a bit misleading. They're important because they show us the true difference between CPUs in these games. With any speed limits remove...

  • Good: Strong performance in both games and productivity applications, Competitive with previousgen Core i7 models, Overclocking headroom

    Bad: ZSeries Motherboard requirement, Requires Heatsink

    The Core i5-8600K leverages its extra two cores to great effect in threaded workloads, offering a substantial boost over its predecessor while aggressive Turbo Boost bins ensure great performance in lightly-threaded workloads. An easy overclocking exp...

  • 10 0
    10

    Date: 10/13/2017

    I like the Core i7 8700k, yet I tend to like the Core i5 8600k even better if you look at it from a gaming perspective versus value. Now I know value is a hard thing to find with an Intel processor considering the overall platform costs have to be added i...

  • First and foremost you can read our review of the Core i5-8600K at 5GHz and see how it fares in terms of IPC advancement. In that review we found no IPC differences between Coffee Lake and Kaby Lake CPUs. For all intents and purposes for those interested...

  • Early in 2017, Intel released their brand new Kaby Lake platform, featuring a plethora of CPUs and motherboards. The Kaby Lake platform introduced nothing new over what Skylake and its boards already offered. It was simply part of Intel's yearly refresh a...

  • 10 0
    9.4

    Date: 10/5/2017

    Good: Very good single-threaded performance, 6-cores, large multi-threaded gains over the previous generation, Great overclocking potential, Unlocked multiplier

    Bad: Lacks HyperThreading, New motherboard required

    The Intel Core i5-8600K retails for $260. Very good single-threaded performance 6-cores, large multi-threaded gains over the previous generation Great overclocking potential Unlocked multiplier Lacks HyperThreading New motherboard required 9.4 The Cor...

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Technical Specifications

Processor

  • i5-8600K processor
  • Y
  • 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5
  • 3.6 GHz
  • 6
  • LGA 1151 (Socket H4)
  • 9 MB
  • 14 nm
  • 95 W

Graphics

  • Y
  • Intel UHD Graphics 630
  • 350 MHz
  • 1150 MHz

Intel Technologies

  • 2.0

    Higher Performance When You Need It Most
    Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.01 accelerates processor and graphics performance by increasing the operating frequency when operating below specification limits. The maximum frequency varies depending on workload, hardware, software, and overall system configuration.

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  • Y

    Create, Edit, and Share Video in a Flash
    Intel® Quick Sync Video uses the dedicated media processing capabilities of Intel® Graphics Technology to make video encoding tasks—such as creating DVDs or Blu-ray discs, creating and editing 3D videos, converting 2D video files into 3D, and converting video for portable media players and social networking sites—faster and easier.

  • Y

    Protect Your Identity and Business
    Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT) protects enterprises from being penetrated by stolen credentials and online user account access with an added layer of hardware-based security and authentication as well as a multifactor authentication framework to manage different authentication methods.

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    Leading-Edge Security for an Unwired Workplace
    The capabilities of Intel® vPro™ technology help IT leadership protect cloud and virtual environments from rootkits and malware threats while ensuring that their organization can keep up with workforce demands. Hardware-based features support centralized image management and administration, secure network storage, and out-of-band protection.

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