Intel
IntelBX80662I56600K
  

4 Cores, 8 Threads
@2.2 GHz Crystal Well

4 Cores, 4 Threads
@3.5GHz Skylake (2015)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 128,076 user samples
539 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 35% Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 35% Great: 72%
SPEED RANK: 217th / 1117
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
127,537 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 44th / 1117
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
60.5 % 84.9 % Much faster effective speed.
+40%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
87.9 Pts 117 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+33%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
295 Pts 439 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+49%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
423 Pts 450 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+6%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
99.5 Pts 141 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+42%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
369 Pts 552 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+50%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
503 Pts 553 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+10%
Market Share
Based on 9,844,806 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 1.27 % Insanely higher market share.
+12,600%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 68 % Much more popular.
+33%
Age
Newest
43 Months 35 Months More recent.
+19%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
98.8 Pts 136 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+38%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
101 Pts 148 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+47%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
370 Pts 531 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+44%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
374 Pts 573 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+53%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
477 Pts 533 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+12%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
510 Pts 581 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+14%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'14 Q3'15
Cache
Cache
6 MB 6 MB SmartCache
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$434.00 $242.00 - $243.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 8 GT/s DMI3
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3L 1333/1600 DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 34.1 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200 Intel® HD Graphics 530
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
200 MHz 350 MHz
Graphics Output
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI/VGA eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.2 GHz 1.15 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
2 GB 64 GB
Package Size
Package Size
37.5mm x 32mm x 1.65mm 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3 3.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8 2x4 Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4

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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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