Intel Core i5-8600K vs Intel Core i7-10810U

Compare Intel 8th Generation Core i5 6 core CPU vs Intel 10th Generation Core i7 6 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

50 %
6% slightly better overall score
47 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

79 %
61% significantly better gaming score
49 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

41 %
47 %
14% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

40 %
47 %
17% slightly better heavy workload score

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Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units

100% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

4 GHz
227% significantly higher clock speed
1 GHz

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
5 GHz
13% slightly higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

95 W
15 W
533% significantly lower TDP

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots


Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access


Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

128 GiB
100% significantly more supported memory
64 GiB

L1 Cache

Smallest embedded memory, but the fastest

384 KiB
384 KiB

L2 Cache

Secondary embedded memory, slower than L1 cache

2 MiB
2 MiB

L3 Cache

General memory pool for all cores

9 MiB
12 MiB
33% slightly more L3 cache

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

330th of 1,337
362nd of 1,337


The product line

8th Generation Core i5
10th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

November 2017
May 2020

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i5-8600K vs Core i7-10810U comparison

In our benchmarks, the Core i5-8600K beats the Core i7-10810U in overall performance. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-10810U in all gaming tests too.

Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count but the Core i7-10810U has more threads. With our hardware info, we find that the Core i5-8600K has a significantly higher clock speed than the Core i7-10810U. Despite this, the Core i7-10810U has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Core i7-10810U outputs less heat than Core i5-8600K thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption. When comparing cache sizes, these CPUs have an identical amount of L2 cache. The Core i7-10810U also has slightly more L3 cache.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. For instance, the Core i5-8600K has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.


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