Intel Core i5-8600 vs Core i7-5820K

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Intel Core i7-5820K
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Games supported 96%

General info

Comparing Core i7-5820K and Core i5-8600 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating773766
Value for money3.4312.24
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
Seriesno dataIntel Core i5
Architecture codenameHaswell-E (2014)Coffee Lake (2017−2019)
Release date1 September 2014
(8 years old)
2 April 2018
(4 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$410$213
Current price$184 (0.4x MSRP)$228 (1.1x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Core i7-5820K and Core i5-8600 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores6 (Hexa-Core)6 (Hexa-Core)
Threads126
Base clock speed3.3 GHz3.1 GHz
Boost clock speed3.6 GHz4.3 GHz
Bus supportno data4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache64 KB (per core)64K (per core)
L2 cache256 KB (per core)256K (per core)
L3 cache15 MB (shared)9 MB (shared)
Chip lithography22 nm14 nm
Die size356 mm2149 mm2
Maximum core temperature67 °C100 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)no data72 °C
Number of transistors2,600 millionno data
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility-+
Unlocked multiplier+-

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-5820K and Core i5-8600 compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration11
SocketFCLGA2011-3FCLGA1151
Thermal design power (TDP)140 Watt65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-5820K and Core i5-8600. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI++
AVX++
vProno data+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology+-
TSXno data+
TSX++
Idle States++
Thermal Monitoring++
SIPPno data+
Smart Response+no data
Demand Based Switching-no data

Security technologies

Core i7-5820K and Core i5-8600 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT++
EDB++
Secure Keyno data+
MPXno data+
Identity Protection++
SGXno dataYes with Intel® ME
OS Guardno data+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-5820K and Core i5-8600 are enumerated here.

VT-d++
VT-x++
EPT++

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i7-5820K and Core i5-8600. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4DDR4-2666
Maximum memory size64 GB128 GB
Max memory channels42
Maximum memory bandwidth68 GB/s41.6 GB/s
ECC memory support--

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardno dataIntel UHD Graphics 630
Max video memoryno data64 GB
Quick Sync Videono data+
Clear Videono data+
Clear Video HDno data+
Graphics max frequencyno data1.15 GHz
InTru 3Dno data+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-5820K and Core i5-8600 integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supportedno data3

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-5820K and Core i5-8600 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution supportno data+
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4no data4096x2304@24Hz
Max resolution over eDPno data4096x2304@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPortno data4096x2304@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-5820K and Core i5-8600 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectXno data12
OpenGLno data4.5

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-5820K and Core i5-8600.

PCIe version3.03.0
PCI Express lanes2816

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i7-5820K 7.92
i5-8600 7.99
+0.9%
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 67%

i7-5820K 9831
i5-8600 9920
+0.9%

Core i5-8600 outperforms Core i7-5820K by 1% in Passmark.

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

i7-5820K 908
i5-8600 1109
+22.1%

Core i5-8600 outperforms Core i7-5820K by 22% in GeekBench 5 Single-Core.

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

i7-5820K 5428
+12%
i5-8600 4845

Core i7-5820K outperforms Core i5-8600 by 12% in GeekBench 5 Multi-Core.

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i7-5820K and Core i5-8600. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 79 Mh/s no data

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 7.92 7.99
Recency 1 September 2014 2 April 2018
Cost $410 $213
Boost clock speed 3600 4300
Base clock speed 3300 3100
Chip lithography 22 nm 14 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 140 Watt 65 Watt

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Intel Core i7-5820K
Core i7-5820K

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Intel Core i5-8600
Core i5-8600

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of Core i7-5820K by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-5820K by AMD is Athlon 64 X2 FX-60, which is slower by 1% and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

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Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i7-5820K:

Ryzen 3 4300G 112.25
FX-9590 103.66
Core i7-5820K 100

Competitors of Core i5-8600 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-8600 by AMD is Athlon 64 X2 FX-60, which is slower by 2% and lower by 12 positions in our rating.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 FX-60 Athlon 64 X2 FX-60
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Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i5-8600:

Ryzen 3 4300G 111.26
FX-9590 102.75
Core i5-8600 100

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