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Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz (Coffee Lake) Socket LGA1151 Processor - Retail
These codenames belong to the eight generation of Core CPUs which follow on from Kaby Lake and Skylake, although while they still share the 1151 pin socket design, due to the variety of optimisations to Coffee Lake CPUs they will not be compatible with older chipsets. Instead these processors will require Socket 1151 motherboards bearing the 300-series nomenclature. The Intel Core i5 processors from the Coffee Lake generation offer six CPU cores, high clock frequencies and new Turbo Boost features - all with a mere 95 Watt TDP!
The Intel Core i5-8600K at a Glance:
- 6 physical cores with plenty of power
- 3,6 GHz Base Clock with a 95 Watt TDP
- 4,3 GHz Boost Clock & Turbo Boost 2.0
- Unlocked multiplier for overclocking (OC)
- 9 Megabyte L3 Cache
- Support for DDR4-2.666 (Dual Channel)
- Updated UHD Graphics 630
- Only compatible with Intel 300-series chipsets
- Attention: Boxed version without CPU cooler!
The Intel Core i5-8600K: Powerful Hexa-Core Processor
The Intel Core i5-8600K offers an unlocked multiplier and can therefore be overclocked. Yet even without overclocking the Core i5-8600K offers a clock frequency of 3,6 GHz which can, when needed, be increased up to 4,3 GHz via Turbo Boost 2.0. However, it should be noted that the boost clock rates vary depending on 1-core, 2-core, 4-core or 6-core operation, which means that the optimum performance can always be obtained from the Coffee Lake CPU, allowing the user to determine what performance is available for games or applications. The L3 cache has increased to 9 MB and the thermal design power (TDP) is 95 Watts.
A major difference to the Skylake and Kaby Lake generations is that Coffee Lake is only designed for fast and efficient DDR4 memory. The quad-core processors therefore support a maximum standard clock rate of 2,400 MHz, whereas the six-core processors support up to 2,666 MHz as a standard clock rate. The LGA 1151 socket from Intel is retained, but it is essential to ensure that a motherboard with 300 series chipset is used, otherwise the processor could be damaged due to the differences in the power supplied to the chip.
In direct comparison with the 200 series, the 300 series offers an optimized power supply for the entire CPU, which results in improved potential for overclocking. The integrated graphics unit has also been optimized with regard to clock rates and drivers and has now been christened as the Intel HD Graphics UHD 630. With its 24 Execution Units, it offers more than enough graphics power for Intel Quick Sync, GPU computing and of course some games in between. Furthermore, the DirectX 12 graphics unit with the feature level 12_1, OpenGL 4.5 and OpenCL 2.0 compatibility also supports 4K playback, UHD resolutions at 60 Hz via DisplayPort - provided a compatible motherboard is used.
This boxed version of the processor comes without a CPU cooler!
Intel Core i5-8600K ("Coffee Lake")
Manufacturing Process: 14 nm PlusPlus
6 / 6 (physical / virtual)
- Clock Frequency:
Base Clock: 3,6 GHz
Turbo Clock (max.): 4,3 GHz
Level 3 Cache: 9 MB
Level 2 Cache: 1,5 MB (6x 256 kB)
Memory Controller: Internal
Memory Channels: 2
Memory Standard: DDR4 (2.666 MHz)
- Integrated GPU:
Intel UHD Graphics 630 (24 EUs, max. 1.200 MHz)
- Socket Compatibility:
- Chipset Compatibility:
300-Series from Intel