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Intel Core i5-8600K
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Intel Core i5-8600K

Overall rating 8.5/10

The Intel Core i5-8600K is a six-core processor and the first of its kind for the Core i5 line-up.

Gaming performance competitive with Intel Core i7-8700K
Six cores is a welcome inclusion for Core i5 series
Beats out Intel Core i7-7700K in terms of multi-threaded performance
Relatively high power consumption
Will not work with Intel 200-series boards
No Hyper-Threading

Product Specification

Processor Name Intel Core i5-8600K
Processor Model Core i5-8600K
Rated Processor Frequency 3.6GHz
Max Processor Frequency 4.3GHZ
No. of Cores 6
Base Clock 3.6GHz
Bus Type DMI 3.0
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
L1 Cache (data + instruction)
  • 6 x 32KB (data)
  • 6 x 32KB (instruction)
L2 Cache 6 x 256KB
L3 Cache 9MB
Memory Controller Dual-Channel DDR4-2666
PCIe Controller 16 lanes of PCIe 3.0
TDP (W) 95W
Instruction Set Support SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
64-bit Processing Technology Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST) / AMD Cool 'n' Quiet Yes
Virtualization Technology Yes (VT-x)
Packaging LGA 1151
Process Technology 14nm++
Processor Codename Coffee Lake

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