Intel Core i5-8600K vs Intel Core i7-4790K

Intel Core i5-8600K
Intel Socket 1151DESKTOP
3600 MHz / Cores: 6 / Jan 2018
Intel Core i5-8600K

Intel Core i7-4790K
Intel Socket 1150DESKTOP
4000 MHz / Cores: 4 / May 2014
Intel Core i7-4790K

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i5-8600K
    115%
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-8600K
    107%
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-8600K
    122%
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i5-8600K

7% higher single threaded performance.
Much higher multi threaded performance (around 22% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.
This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).
Around 15% higher average synthetic performance.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-4790K

Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the Intel Core i5-8600K.

Intel Core i5-8600K

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i5-8600K

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

Intel Core i5-8600K

Productivity

HWBench recommends Intel Core i5-8600K

Based on productivity benchmarks, overall multithreaded performance and theoretical specifications.



Specifications

Features

Intel Core i5-8600KIntel Core i7-4790K
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4.2
AVX
AVX2
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
VT-d
AES-NI
TSX
TXT
CLMUL
FMA3
F16C
BMI1
BMI2
Boost 2.0
HTT

Architecture

Intel Core i5-8600KIntel Core i7-4790K
ArchitectureIntel_CoffeeLakevsIntel_Haswell
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR3
CodenameCoffee LakevsHaswell
Release DateJan 2018vsMay 2014

Cores

Intel Core i5-8600KIntel Core i7-4790K
Cores6vs4
Threads6vs8
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsIntel HD 4600

Cache

Intel Core i5-8600KIntel Core i7-4790K
L1 Cache64 KB (per core)vs64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache256 KB (per core)vs256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache9216 KB (shared)vs8192 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i5-8600KIntel Core i7-4790K
SocketIntel Socket 1151vsIntel Socket 1150
Max Case Temp72°Cvs72°C
PackageFC-LGA1151vs
Die Size151 mm²vs177 mm²
Process14 nmvs22 nm

Performance

Intel Core i5-8600KIntel Core i7-4790K
Cpu Frequency3600 MHzvs4000 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4300 MHzvs4400 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltageunknownvsunknown
TDP95 Wvs88 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-8600K
    4945 points
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    4928 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-8600K
    24840 points
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    21504 points

Points - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-8600K
    1038
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    846

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-8600K
    187
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    174

points - higher is better