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IntelBX80662I56600K

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 190,703 user samples
43,829 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 52nd / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
146,874 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 58th / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
85.6 % +2% 84.2 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts 118 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
411 Pts 433 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+5%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
907 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+104%
444 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts 141 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+19%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
466 Pts 539 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+16%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1004 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+83%
548 Pts
Market Share
Based on 12,875,723 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.62 % 1.29 % Hugely higher market share.
+108%
Value
Value For Money
104 % Slightly better value.
+14%
91.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
108 % Much more popular.
+35%
80 %
Price
Price (score)
$172 Cheaper.
+26%
$232
Age
Newest
20 Months Much more recent.
+50%
40 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 91 Watts +4%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +3% 3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz +3% 3.9 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
114 Pts 136 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+19%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
123 Pts 149 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+21%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
450 Pts 516 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+15%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
486 Pts 578 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+19%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
973 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+87%
521 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1012 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+74%
581 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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