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IntelBX80662I56600K

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q1 2017.

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.5GHz, Skylake.
Release date: Q3 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 164,152 user samples
32,690 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 2.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 35th / 1128
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
131,462 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 41st / 1128
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
88.5 % +2% 86.7 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
105 Pts 120 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+14%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
412 Pts 449 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+9%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1166 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+155%
457 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
116 Pts 142 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+22%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
462 Pts 550 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+19%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1314 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+137%
554 Pts
Market Share
Based on 11,473,226 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.49 % 1.18 % Hugely higher market share.
+141%
Value
Value For Money
99.2 % Slightly better value.
+6%
93.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
107 % Much more popular.
+47%
73 %
Price
Price (score)
$215 Slightly cheaper.
+10%
$238
Age
Newest
19 Months Much more recent.
+50%
38 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 91 Watts +4%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+300%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 3.5 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz 3.9 GHz +3%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
112 Pts 136 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+21%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
121 Pts 149 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+23%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
444 Pts 525 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+18%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
482 Pts 585 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+21%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1272 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+140%
530 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1324 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+127%
583 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen Skylake
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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