Compare Processors: Intel i7-8086K vs Core i5-6500 Skylake

Intel i7-8086K

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Intel Core i5-6500 Skylake

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Price
$722.00
$214.66
Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - 91
Brand Intel Intel
Model BX80684I78086K BX80662I56500
Release Date August 2018 September 2015
Performance
(Charts)
12th
80th
Effective Value
95th
66th
TDP 95 Watts 91 Watts
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Pros -
  • Low power consumption under both idle and load
  • Great performance
Cons -
  • Not much faster than Haswell
Series Core i7 8th Gen Core i5 6th Gen
Core Name Coffee Lake Skylake
Socket LGA1151 LGA1151
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 HD Graphics 530
CPU Cores 6 4
CPU Threads 12 4
CPU Clock Rate 4000MHz 3200MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 5000MHz 3600MHz
CPU Cooler included No Yes
Manufacturing Process 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB 64GB
Cache L3 12.00MB 6.00MB
Critic Reviews

"If you pick up an Intel Core i7-8086K expecting it to be the fastest Coffee Lake processor ever out of the box, you'll be sorely disappointed. This limited-edition processor performs no better than an Intel Core i7-8700K, so you're better off saving the..."

"Anyway, the Core i5-6500 is a good CPU for an intermediate work or gaming PC. However, if your priority is keep the low cost, the Core i3-6100 is still a more interesting option. On the other hand, if you need CPU multi-task performance, the Core i7-6700K is a better deal."

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Compare Processors: Intel i7-8086K vs Core i5-6500 Skylake. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Intel i7-8086K:

  • Much better average performance, around 58%.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 3 years later.
  • 2 more cores.
  • 8 more threads.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+800MHz).
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+1400MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i5-6500 Skylake:

  • 70% cheaper, you can save $507.34.
  • Slightly better effective value.
  • Around 4% lower thermal design power.
  • Includes CPU Cooler.
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