Intel 8th Generation Core i3 8350K and Core i5 8600K Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

Intel 8th Generation Core i3-8350K and Core i5-8600K Review

Test Setup

Intel Core i3-8350K and Core i5-8600K
ASUS Z370-A Prime
Corsair ROG Dominator Platinum 3200 - Stock Tests
G.Skill Trident-Z 3600 - OC Tests
Corsair RM1000i
Corsair MP500 512GB
Corsair H110i GT
Windows 10

Overclocking

Core i3-8350K

Until now the Intel Core i3 has always been a processor which has been popularly used as the basis for a gaming system. A lot of games only use one or two cores, so having a stock i3 has allowed you to expend more of the budget on the all-important graphics. Intel seem to have agreed as you could never really push a Core i3 all that hard. The i3-8350K totally blows that concept out of the water though with a seriously beefy overclock, tying reasonable memory speeds to 5 GHz+ CPU speeds. Even if we got super-lucky with our review sample, it's still very impressive.

Intel 8th Generation Core i3-8350K Overclock  

Intel Core i5-8600K

If you're just wanting the biggest possible clock speed, the Core i5-8600K will definitely pique your interest. For the purposes of our benchmark suite and it's testing - by which we mean difficult - methodology we were forced to clock down from our peak overclock to 5 GHz, but that's still hardly terrible. If you're not pumping endless harsh benchmarks through it then it's easily capable of 5.2 GHz as we discovered when pushing it on our Z370. We did however have to do our full suite of tests at 5.1GHz because we couldnt quite manage the get Blender 4K to pass even with more volts but we do think we a bit of extra time and tweaking we could probably get this'Blander stable'.


Intel 8th Generation Core i5-8600K Overclock  

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Most Recent Comments

19-03-2018, 11:09:51

Darkdayzzz
Hey guys, quick question (that I will end up checking google after) but its one that I just thought of:

Which do you wager would be better for gaming - i3-8350k or i5-8400 ?Quote

19-03-2018, 11:11:17

RobM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkdayzzz View Post
Hey guys, quick question (that I will end up checking google after) but its one that I just thought of:

Which do you wager would be better for gaming - i3-8350k or i5-8400 ?
depends on the games you play and if they are CPU bound but I would imagine the king of gaming CPU will still be the i5Quote

19-03-2018, 12:12:43

Darkdayzzz
Quote:
Originally Posted by RobM View Post
depends on the games you play and if they are CPU bound but I would imagine the king of gaming CPU will still be the i5
Awesome thanks for the input oh...somehow my initial post is gone, maybe I accidentally deleted it...thanks brain/browser.

Whatever xD, thanks for the info once again!Quote

20-03-2018, 04:29:45

Peace
Well, I guess it's time to upgrade soon... The real question though is: is it worth to upgrade from an i7-4770K to an i5-8600K? Since I'm only a gamer and occasional streamer, I got myself the i7 back in 2013, to have the extra threads for the stream. Performance-wise it would make sense, of course, but would it be worth to upgrade for just 2 more cores/4 more threads, or should I rather save for the i7... Argh, decisions ._.

I guess the smartest way would be to wait for DDR5 and Intel's 9th or even 10th Gen, right? Considering how long we have to wait for DDR5...Quote

20-03-2018, 12:31:26

RobM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peace Ð View Post
Well, I guess it's time to upgrade soon... The real question though is: is it worth to upgrade from an i7-4770K to an i5-8600K? Since I'm only a gamer and occasional streamer, I got myself the i7 back in 2013, to have the extra threads for the stream. Performance-wise it would make sense, of course, but would it be worth to upgrade for just 2 more cores/4 more threads, or should I rather save for the i7... Argh, decisions ._.

I guess the smartest way would be to wait for DDR5 and Intel's 9th or even 10th Gen, right? Considering how long we have to wait for DDR5...
tbh when you factor in the new motherboard your gonna need and the DDR4 you may as well go Ryzen if you need multi-threaded and for gaming they are not that far behind in most titles very close in others and ahead in some. and at a much nicer price point.Quote
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