i5-8600K vs i7-9700K - Assassin's Creed Odyssey GTX 1080 - Game Performance Benchmarks


i5-8600K i7-9700K

Multi-Thread Performance

12811 Pts
17589 Pts

Single-Thread Performance

2520 Pts
2834 Pts

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

i5-8600K vs i7-9700K in Assassin's Creed Odyssey using GTX 1080 - CPU Performance comparison at Ultra, High, Medium, and Low Quality Settings with 1080p, 1440p, Ultrawide, 4K resolutions

i5-8600K i7-9700K

Ultra Quality
Resolution Frames Per Second
1080p
64.8 FPS
1080p
66.9 FPS
1440p
45.5 FPS
1440p
46.1 FPS
2160p
32.0 FPS
2160p
32.5 FPS
w1440p
41.5 FPS
w1440p
42.0 FPS
High Quality
Resolution Frames Per Second
1080p
109.1 FPS
1080p
112.1 FPS
1440p
80.6 FPS
1440p
81.6 FPS
2160p
59.5 FPS
2160p
60.3 FPS
w1440p
74.5 FPS
w1440p
75.3 FPS
Medium Quality
Resolution Frames Per Second
1080p
153.5 FPS
1080p
157.4 FPS
1440p
115.8 FPS
1440p
117.0 FPS
2160p
87.1 FPS
2160p
88.2 FPS
w1440p
107.5 FPS
w1440p
108.6 FPS
Low Quality
Resolution Frames Per Second
1080p
242.1 FPS
1080p
247.8 FPS
1440p
186.1 FPS
1440p
187.9 FPS
2160p
142.1 FPS
2160p
143.9 FPS
w1440p
173.6 FPS
w1440p
175.1 FPS
i5-8600K
    i7-9700K
    • The i7-9700K has higher Level 3 Cache. This is useful when you have substantial multiprocessing workloads, many computationally intense simultaneous processes. More likely on a server, less on a personally used computer for interactive desktop workloads.
    • The i7-9700K has more cores. The benefit of having more cores is that the system can handle more threads. Each core can handle a separate stream of data. This architecture greatly increases the performance of a system that is running concurrent applications.
    • The i7-9700K has more threads. Larger programs are divided into threads (small sections) so that the processor can execute them simultaneously to get faster execution.
    • The i7-9700K has a higher turbo clock boost. Turbo Boost is a CPU feature that will run CPU clock speed faster than its base clock, if certain conditions are present. It will enable older software that runs on fewer cores, to perform better on newer hardware. Since games are software too, it is also applicable to them.

    Compare i5-8600K vs i7-9700K specifications

    i5-8600K vs i7-9700K Architecture

    i5-8600K i7-9700K
    CodenameCoffee LakeCoffee Lake
    GenerationCore i5 (Coffee Lake)Core i7 (Coffee Lake Refresh)
    MarketDesktopDesktop
    Memory SupportDDR4DDR4
    Part#SR3QUunknown
    Production StatusActiveActive
    ReleasedOct 2017Oct 2018

    i5-8600K vs i7-9700K Cache

    i5-8600K i7-9700K
    Cache L164K (per core)64K (per core)
    Cache L2256K (per core)256K (per core)
    Cache L39MB (shared)12MB (shared)

    i5-8600K vs i7-9700K Cores

    i5-8600K i7-9700K
    # of Cores68
    # of Threads68
    Integrated GraphicsN/AUHD Graphics 630
    SMP # CPUs11

    i5-8600K vs i7-9700K Features

    i5-8600K i7-9700K
    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 2.0MMX SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSSE3 SSE4.2 AVX AVX2 EIST Intel 64 XD bit VT-x VT-d HTT AES-NI TSX TXT CLMUL FMA3 F16C BMI1 BMI2 Boost 2.0

    i5-8600K vs i7-9700K Notes

    i5-8600K i7-9700K
    This processor comes with an unlocked BCLK multiplier, allowing users to set the multiplier value higher than shipped value, to facilitate better overclocking.This processor comes with an unlocked BCLK multiplier, allowing users to set the multiplier value higher than shipped value, to facilitate better overclocking.

    i5-8600K vs i7-9700K Performance

    i5-8600K i7-9700K
    Base Clock100 MHz100 MHz
    Frequency3.6 GHz3.6 GHz
    Multiplier36.0x36.0x
    Multiplier UnlockedYesYes
    TDP95 W95 W
    Turbo Clockup to 4.3 GHzup to 4.9 GHz
    Voltagevariableunknown

    i5-8600K vs i7-9700K Physical

    i5-8600K i7-9700K
    Die Sizeunknownunknown
    FoundryIntelIntel
    PackageFC-LGA1151FC-LGA14C
    Process Size14 nm14 nm
    SocketIntel Socket 1151Intel Socket 1151
    Transistorsunknownunknown
    tCaseMax72°C72°C

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    kosherfinnegan 1 year ago
    i7 7700k vs i5 8600kI'm purely looking for an upgrade in CPU terms for gaming. I've seen a lot of benchmarks and talk around about these 2 CPUs. I'm pairing it with a 1080, and 16gb of RAM. Just wanted some opinions on which of these would be better at this stage for pushing the highest FPS and which would purely be the better option going into the future.Thanks.
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    meiosisrocky 1 year ago
    The 8600K hands down...It is a tremendous CPU that also overclocks extremely well and is right up there with the best gaming CPU's. It is also 8th gen versus 7th gen with 6 proper cores...It will also drive the 1080 and more importantly, with a Z370 motherboard will allow for a future expansion to the 9th Gen Intel CPU's in the 9800 and 9900K which are coming out soon and will work on the Z370 motherboard.
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    venussardine 1 year ago
    i5 8600k or i7 8700 (non k)Quick question what makes most sense to upgrade to a i5 8600k or i7 8700?I have a gtx 1080 i should be able to oc to around 1900mhz atm 1700mhz but i only have an i5 8400 and was wondering what the best upgrade is, an i5 8600k i would oc to around 70-75 c and still have my scythe mugen 5 be silent or a stock i7 8700 i know just because of the additional threads get's alot hotter compared to an equal fast,oc'ed i5My i5 8400 goes up to 60 c in prime95 small fft, i have an 2560x1440 144hz/165hz monitor so max performance is something i wouldn't mind having.When im taking test like on game debat to se my performance score my cpu often score lower compared to the recomendation needed in 2560x1440
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    pedometeraustin 1 year ago
    I run my 8600k at 5.0ghz 24/7. I probably get 15 to 20 fps more then I would at stock. I have a 2560x1080 144hz LG monitor. I get good framerates even though I am only rocking a gtx 1070. I personally think you will be very happy with the i5 8600k
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    billfemur 2 years ago
    i5 8400 vs i5 8600kDoes the Base clock really matter.?i5 8400(2.8Ghz) vs i5 8600k(3.6Ghz)Because the Turbo clock frequency is almost near 8400(4Ghz) and 8600K(4.3Ghz).Dose the Base Clock difference of 1Ghz really matters.?
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    midnightweird 2 years ago
    I guess what this really hinges on is whether or not you want to overclock. The base clocks don't really matter because they turbo to whatever the turbo speed is anyway when doing work. When looking at the turbo speeds there is a 300MHz difference between the 2 processors. That's not very significant so the 2 should perform similarly in games. It's only when you start to overclock the 8600K that the 2 processors start to really differ from each other. Really when overclocked the Core i5 8600K shouldn't be much different than the Core i7 8700K in gaming. If it were me and I wanted to save some money I'd go ahead and get the Core i5 8400. If money was no object well then I wouldn't even consider the 8600K. I'd go ahead and get the 8700K. The 8600K should only be considered if you plan to overclock and can't afford the 8700K. The thing is... I can't decide for you. You have to make the decision but hopefully I have given you enough information to make it.
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    sputterequilibrium 2 years ago
    Best but cheapest z370 Motherboard for i5 8600kWhich is the cheapest but best z370 motherboard which is able to overclock to 5GHz with the i5 8600K? The brands have to be ASUS, Gigabyte or MSI. I have the ASUS Prime z370-A picked out but wanting something cheaper as I have already gone over my budget. I will be playing games like Fortnite, PUGB (Not sure what other games yet).Edit: Oh I can also get a Asrock motherboard, if that helps
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    conclusiongigabyte 2 years ago
    i5-8600k normal temp?So I recently have my i5-8600k (specifically built it by my own) and I was just wondering, what is the normal temperature for an i5-8600k? Mine would reach 22C to 32C without any active applications running in the background and 45C to 55C with Chrome, et cetera, then 55C to 105C by playing games. Is this normal?If not, what is the best CPU Cooler for an i5-8600k? Thanks!
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    unsubtlerapadash 2 years ago
    I7 8700k or i5 8600k for gamingHi, it's my first time building a pc so I have very little knowledge about processors.Both the i7 8700k and i5 8600k have similar single core and quad core performance according to user benchmark, I have heard that most games don't use more than 4 cores.So I'll be playing in a 1440p 144hz IPS g-sync monitor with GTX 1080 and mostly games like counter strike,pubg and fortnite
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    onlookerbolham 2 years ago
    i5-8600K setup questionHello everyone,As many gamers can confirm: there comes a point in life when you have to upgrade some things on your computer.My current setup:MOBO: MSI Gaming 5 z97 CPU: Intel i5-4460 GPU: MSI gtx1070 gaming X 8GB RAM: Corsaire Vengeance 4x 4GB 1600mhz PSU: Corsaire 650W Standard processor cooler 3x case fansI feel like my CPU is bottlenecking my GTX1070. Due to aging, or al along. I don't know. Anyway, i was thinking about changing it and getting myself the i5-8600K.Now, with this new cpu comes a new MOBO. I did my research and some say the ASUS prime z370 or Asus ROG Strix z 370E will do, others say that the ASRock - z370 extreme4 motherboard is a better pick.Question 1: what is the best MOBO for the i5-8600K?Second, i heard things about the 8600K 'performing' better with RAM that has high clockspeed, or at least higher than my current 1600mhz. Advice i read was picking the Corsair - Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory.Question 2: is this necessary for gaming? If yes, which RAM should i buy?Question 3: i'm a proud owner of a BenQ XL2411Z, a 144hz screen. Will i maintain 144+ fps on, let's say for instance, Fortnite with these new components?Side notes: 1) the rig (except for the gtx1070) is approximatly 4 years old.2) if i do not maintain 144+ fps with the standard, i will overclock. 3) this rig is for gaming, not video editing or whatsoever. 4)No budget involved.Thanks everyone for reading and i look forward to your advice!
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