Compare Processors: Intel i7-8086K vs Core i5-6600K Skylake

Intel i7-8086K

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Price
$799.00
$234.00
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Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - 92
Brand Intel Intel
Model BX80684I78086K BX80662I56600K
Release Date August 2018 December 2014
Performance
(Charts)
14th
54th
Effective Value
99th
42nd
TDP 95 Watts 91 Watts
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Pros -
  • Overclocking capabilities
  • Low power consumption under both idle and load
  • Great performance
Cons -
  • No heatsink included
  • 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 3500MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 5000MHz 3900MHz
CPU Cooler included No No
Manufacturing Process 14 nm 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 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..."

"Though limited to four cores/four threads, the Core i5-6600K is a strong pick for price-conscious performance hounds and future-looking gamers seeking a powerful CPU at a reasonable price. Read..."

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Compare Processors: Intel i7-8086K vs Core i5-6600K 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 33%.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 4 years later.
  • 2 more cores.
  • 8 more threads.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+500MHz).
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+1100MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i5-6600K Skylake:

  • 71% cheaper, you can save $565.00.
  • Slightly better effective value.
  • Around 4% lower thermal design power.
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