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Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
  • The pricing history data shows the price for a single Processor. For multiple Processors, multiply the price shown by the number of CPUs.

Is the Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz Good for Gaming?

This is a fairly old CPU that is no longer competitive with newer CPUs. But this CPU contains 6 Cores and 6 Threads. Paired with a good videocard, is this CPU Good for Gaming? This CPU should be able to play most games. [More ...]

Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz

Description: Intel UHD Graphics 630

Class: Desktop

Socket: FCLGA1151-2

Clockspeed: 3.6 GHz

Turbo Speed: 4.3 GHz

Cores: 6 Threads: 6

Typical TDP: 95 W

Cache per CPU Package:
L1 Instruction Cache: 6 x 32 KB
L1 Data Cache: 6 x 32 KB
L2 Cache: 6 x 256 KB
L3 Cache: 9 MB

Memory Support: Max. Memory Size: 128 GB (DDR4-2666)

Other names: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-8600K CPU @ 3.60GHz, Intel Core i5-8600K CPU @ 3.60GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q4 2017

CPUmark/$Price: 81.58

Overall Rank: 1072

Last Price Change: $125.00 USD (2024-05-21)

Average CPU Mark
rating
10198

Single Thread Rating: 2592
Samples: 2934*
*Margin for error: Low



PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 12,773
Thread: 2,515

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz

Integer Math27,999 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math23,945 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers42 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting17,619 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption3,107 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression142,367 KBytes/Sec
Physics721 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions12,563 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread2,592 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 24th of May 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 19th of May 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 19th of May 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

MerchantPricePurchase
Amazon.com$139.00 USDBuy Now!
NewEgg.com$125.00 USDBuy Now!
BestBuy.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
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Pricing History


CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs
As of 24th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,313
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,386
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
39,183
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,631
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,026
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,907
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,312
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,764
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,482
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,183
Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz
10,198
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 24th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
201.88
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
153.62
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
140.96
Intel Core i9-12900K
139.36
Intel Core i9-13900K
124.88
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.67
Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz
81.58
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
51.58
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Single Thread Rating
As of 24th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,633
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,171
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,035
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,926
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,837
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,701
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
3,471
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,361
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,932
Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz
2,592
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,568
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2108389 - May 24 2024
10149
BL2107407 - May 23 2024 [Overclocked]
12339
BL2107110 - May 22 2024
9673
BL2106376 - May 21 2024 [Overclocked]
10004
BL2105554 - May 20 2024
9314
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz
As of 24th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz
10,198
Intel Core i5-8500 @ 3.00GHz vs Intel Core i5-8600K
9,568 (-6.2%)
Intel Core i5-8400 @ 2.80GHz vs Intel Core i5-8600K
9,228 (-9.5%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G vs Intel Core i5-8600K
8,727 (-14.4%)
Intel Core i5-9600K @ 3.70GHz vs Intel Core i5-8600K
10,681 (+4.7%)
AMD Ryzen 5 1400 vs Intel Core i5-8600K
7,747 (-24.0%)
Intel Core i5-9400 @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i5-8600K
9,375 (-8.1%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3400G vs Intel Core i5-8600K
9,278 (-9.0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 vs Intel Core i5-8600K
12,285 (+20.5%)
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 vs Intel Core i5-8600K
11,612 (+13.9%)
Intel Core i5-8600 @ 3.10GHz vs Intel Core i5-8600K
9,948 (-2.5%)
Intel Core i7-7700 @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i5-8600K
8,656 (-15.1%)
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G vs Intel Core i5-8600K
6,764 (-33.7%)

Is the Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 24th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
9,646
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,274
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,066
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,559
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,404
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,147
Intel Core i9-14900KF
8,006
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,880
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,792
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,552
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,532
Intel Core i7-14700KF
7,524
Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz
2,228