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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: 86.07

Overall Rank: 1011

Last Price Change: $118.60 USD (2023-06-02)

Average CPU Mark
rating
10208

Single Thread Rating: 2595
Samples: 2872*
*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 Math28,055 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math23,975 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers42 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting17,685 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption3,101 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression142,506 KBytes/Sec
Physics722 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions12,576 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread2,595 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 1st of March 2024.

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

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 25th of February 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 25th of February 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

MerchantPricePurchase
Amazon.com$297.15 USDBuy Now!
NewEgg.com$118.60 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 1st of March 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,412
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,356
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,670
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
22,587
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,013
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,916
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,351
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,775
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,386
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,186
Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz
10,208
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 1st of March 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
212.90
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
153.69
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
140.12
Intel Core i9-12900K
117.16
Intel Core i9-13900K
104.24
Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz
86.07
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.77
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
32.48
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 1st of March 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,642
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,175
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,040
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,933
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,840
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,705
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,360
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,933
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
2,661
Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz
2,595
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,568
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2037545 - Feb 29 2024
9556
BL2035229 - Feb 26 2024
10620
BL2034456 - Feb 26 2024
10151
BL2033686 - Feb 25 2024 [Overclocked]
13033
BL2033622 - Feb 25 2024 [Overclocked]
11422
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 1st of March 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz
10,208
Intel Core i5-8500 @ 3.00GHz vs Intel Core i5-8600K
9,581 (-6.1%)
Intel Core i5-8400 @ 2.80GHz vs Intel Core i5-8600K
9,239 (-9.5%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G vs Intel Core i5-8600K
8,732 (-14.5%)
Intel Core i5-9400 @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i5-8600K
9,375 (-8.2%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3400G vs Intel Core i5-8600K
9,280 (-9.1%)
Intel Core i5-8600 @ 3.10GHz vs Intel Core i5-8600K
9,940 (-2.6%)
Intel Core i7-7700 @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i5-8600K
8,659 (-15.2%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500X vs Intel Core i5-8600K
13,189 (+29.2%)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X vs Intel Core i5-8600K
13,067 (+28.0%)
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X vs Intel Core i5-8600K
12,660 (+24.0%)
AMD Ryzen 3 4300G vs Intel Core i5-8600K
10,952 (+7.3%)
Intel Core i5-9500F @ 3.00GHz vs Intel Core i5-8600K
10,086 (-1.2%)

Is the Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 1st of March 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,261
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,074
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,563
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,409
Intel Core i9-14900F
8,270
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,174
Intel Core i9-14900KF
8,032
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,863
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,796
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7945WX
7,602
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,543
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,532
Intel Core i5-8600K @ 3.60GHz
2,232