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IntelBX80662I56600K

6 Cores, 12 Threads
@3.6GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 91,486 user samples
5,683 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 27th / 970
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
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
84.4 % -4% 88.1 % +4%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts -12% 122 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+12%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
400 Pts -14% 455 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+14%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
906 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+92%
473 Pts -92%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts -20% 144 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+20%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
467 Pts -21% 566 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+21%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1010 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+78%
569 Pts -78%
Market Share
Based on 5,086,773 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.16 % -20% 1.39 % Higher market share.
+20%
Value
Value For Money
94.6 % -4% 97.9 % +4%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
95 % -8% 103 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
Price
Price (score)
$215 +2% $220 -2%
Age
Newest
5 Months Much more recent.
+80%
25 Months -80%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts -4% 91 Watts +4%
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
3.6 GHz +3% 3.5 GHz -3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz +3% 3.9 GHz -3%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
116 Pts -20% 139 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+20%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
123 Pts -21% 149 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+21%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
455 Pts -20% 548 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+20%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
481 Pts -22% 586 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+22%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
995 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+81%
551 Pts -81%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1012 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+72%
590 Pts -72%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen (2017) Skylake (2015)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None HD 530
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The Ryzen 5 1600X is the flagship processor from AMD's latest generation of Ryzen 5 processors which feature the Zen architecture. Following on from last month's release of the Ryzen 7 series, the Ryzen 5 series is positioned as a less expensive mid-performance alternative to Intel's i5 mainstream offerings. Once again, AMD excels in multi-core technology. Like the Ryzen 5 1600, the 1600X features 6 cores and 12 threads, but has roughly 11% higher clock speeds (out of the box) for a 14% premium. Like all Ryzen CPUs the 1600X is unlocked. The 1600X is the only Ryzen 5 CPU with a TDP of 95W, the 1600, 1500X and 1400 all have 50% lower power consumption of 65W. Due to its high thread count, UserBenchmarks show that at stock clocks the 1600X outperforms the i7-7700k on multi-threaded tasks by 23%, but it lags behind by 23% for single and 14% for quad-core performance. The 1600X is priced keenly at $249 so a more appropriate CPU comparison is the i5-7600k where the 1600X wins on stock multi-core by a whopping 81%. The 1600X does represent great value for workstation users that also game but its $30 cheaper sibling, the 1600 (non x version), which includes a cooler and has great overclocking potential out of the box is arguably the the value king in this segment. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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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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