AMDYD1600BBAEBOX
IntelBX80662I56600K

6 Cores, 12 Threads
@3.2GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 106,226 user samples
20,423 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 37th / 970
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
85,803 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.5 GHz
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.5 GHz
Poor: 67% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 20th / 970
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
80.2 % -10% 88.1 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
103 Pts -18% 122 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+18%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
381 Pts -19% 455 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+19%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
861 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+82%
473 Pts -82%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
116 Pts -24% 144 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+24%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
453 Pts -25% 566 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+25%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
971 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+71%
569 Pts -71%
Market Share
Based on 5,086,773 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.78 % Hugely higher market share.
+100%
1.39 % -100%
Value
Value For Money
93.2 % -5% 97.9 % Slightly better value.
+5%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
114 % Slightly more popular.
+11%
103 % -11%
Price
Price (score)
$195 Slightly cheaper.
+11%
$220 -11%
Age
Newest
5 Months Much more recent.
+80%
25 Months -80%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts More energy efficient.
+29%
91 Watts -29%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores -50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
4 threads -200%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 0% 14 nm 0%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz -9% 3.5 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz -8% 3.9 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
112 Pts -24% 139 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+24%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
119 Pts -25% 149 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+25%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
440 Pts -25% 548 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+25%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
467 Pts -25% 586 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+25%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
956 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+74%
551 Pts -74%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
972 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+65%
590 Pts -65%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen (2017) Skylake (2015)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None HD 530
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The Intel Core i5-6600K is based on the new "Skylake" 14nm manufacturing process. Sporting 4 physical cores with base/turbo clocks of 3.5/3.9 GHz the 6600K and its predecessor, the 4690K share the same basic configuration and disappointingly, offer similar performance. Comparing the 6600K and 6700K shows that the 6700K has faster multi and single core performance. The improved multi core performance is due to Hyperthreading which is the key differentiator for the i7-6700K. The gap in single core performance can largely be eliminated by overclocking the i5-6600K so although the stock effective speed is significantly higher on the 6700K, this gap diminishes significantly when both processors are overclocked. At a 30% discount, the 6600K is the better value gaming CPU. [Aug '15 CPUPro]

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