IntelBX80662I56600K
IntelBX80677I57600K

4 Cores, 4 Threads
@3.8GHz Kaby Lake (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 97,320 user samples
76,714 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 72% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 72% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 18th / 968
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
20,606 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% Base clock 3.8 GHz
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 968
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
89.5 % -5% 94.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+5%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
122 Pts -6% 129 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+6%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
466 Pts -5% 489 Pts +5%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
476 Pts -6% 504 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+6%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
144 Pts -4% 150 Pts +4%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
567 Pts -3% 583 Pts +3%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
570 Pts -4% 591 Pts +4%
Market Share
Based on 4,697,666 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.73 % Slightly higher market share.
+12%
1.54 % -12%
Value
Value For Money
103 % -3% 106 % +3%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
101 % -18% 119 % More popular.
+18%
Price
Price (score)
$200 Slightly cheaper.
+6%
$212 -6%
Age
Newest
24 Months -71% 7 Months Much more recent.
+71%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts 0% 91 Watts 0%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 0% 4 cores 0%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 0% 4 threads 0%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 0% 14 nm 0%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz -9% 3.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz -8% 4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
140 Pts -3% 144 Pts +3%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
149 Pts -5% 156 Pts +5%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
549 Pts -3% 566 Pts +3%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
586 Pts -4% 607 Pts +4%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
553 Pts -3% 569 Pts +3%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
591 Pts -4% 617 Pts +4%
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake (2015) Kaby Lake (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 530 HD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'15 Q1'17
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 6 MB
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015D (130W) PCG 2015C (65W)
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 350.00 MHz

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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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The i5-7600K targets high end gamers, it sits just behind the flagship i7-7700K in Intel’s Kaby Lake lineup. The 7600K will likely be the most popular gaming CPU of 2017 (some competition from AMD’s upcoming Zen/Ryzen CPUs, would be very welcome). Comparing the 7600K and 6600K shows that the two processors are very closely matched and comparing the 7600K vs the hyper-threaded 7700K highlights the relative strength of the 7700K for workstation performance. There are no significant architectural differences between Kaby Lake and Skylake so, when fully overclocked, the two generations should perform similarly but Kaby Lake offers faster base clocks, improved speed shift technology which helps CPU responsiveness, and better integrated graphics[Jan '17 CPUPro]

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