Intel i3-8350K vs Ryzen 5 1600 vs I5 8600k : Battle for Budget Supremacy?

Hi, folks. My pc upgrade point is nearing. I'm currently using Intel i3- 3210 CPU. It's nearing its end and will possibly replaced by a new CPU in Q1 2018. So I was curiously watching the recent developments and trends in the CPU industry.
Currently, a heated war is going on between Intel and AMD. My original plan is to get Ryzen 5 1600 CPU, but the new Coffee lake processor launch is near and thought I should wait a little longer before i3 8350k arrives or may be core i5 8600k.
The rumor circulating is that it trades blows with Ryzen 7 1700. Let's wait and see I'm upgrading in Q1 2018, So I will have enough time before the update.

The overall decision will be based on gaming and multitasking performance, future upgrade path. How much CPU+ MOBO combination costs and price-performance. Decisions haha


First, here's the spec war between I3 8350k vs. Ryzen 5 1600 vs core i5 8600K
CPURyZen 5 1600Intel i3- 8350KIntel i5 -8600k
Socket typeAM4LGA 1151LGA 1151
CPU Cores6 core/12-thread4 core/ 4 thread6 core/6 thread
Clock Speed4 GHZ3.4 GHZ/ Turbo 3.6GHZ3.5 GHZ
Power65 W65 W95 W
UnlockedYesYesYes
Cache8 MB16 MB9 MB
FamilyZenCoffee LakeIntel i3- 8350K
Manufacturing Process14nm14nm14nm
The Specs are almost identical but architecture is totally different. Lets wait and see who wins.
As you can see the quad core i3-8350K has a stock clock of 4.0 GHz, 8MB of cache and a TDP of 95W. What interesting is Intel's mid-range has shifted to lower side. i3 now comes with quad core. In fact its the first one to feature four core. My previous generation i3 has only 2 cores and 4 threads.

Ryzen 5 1600 on the other hand features overclock. The b350 motherboard is comparatively cheaper when compared to overclocking supported intel motherboard. And I also saw some hits silicon lottery and gets overclocking it to 4GHZ on air. Speaking of cooler Ryzen 5 1600 comes with wraith spire cooler

Well, that's it for now and let's wait and see the reviews and finally judge which one is the best bang for buck overall.



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