IntelBX80662I56600K
AMD100-100000031BOX
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 827,725 user samples
279,476 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 58% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 58% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 140th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
548,249 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 95th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
79.2 % 83.6 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
86.1 Pts Lower memory latency.
+10%
78.2 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
114 Pts 131 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+15%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
225 Pts 256 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+14%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
417 Pts 479 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+15%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
426 Pts 796 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+87%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+10%
87.3 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
138 Pts +1% 136 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
272 Pts 272 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
530 Pts 533 Pts +1%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
532 Pts 870 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+64%
Market Share
Based on 36,001,103 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.77 % 4.62 % Hugely higher market share.
+500%
Value
Value For Money
88.2 % 88.3 % +0%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
126 % 201 % Much more popular.
+60%
Price
Price (score)
$188 Cheaper.
+18%
$228
Age
Newest
63 Months 16 Months Much more recent.
+75%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts 65 Watts More energy efficient.
+29%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 3.6 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
530 Pts 1130 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+113%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
430 Pts 1039 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+142%
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 530 None
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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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AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 is a 6-core, 12-threaded processor which succeeds the Ryzen 5 2600 improving upon it by 13% in terms of overclocked performance. The 3600 is in competition with Intel’s 6-core i5-9600K. AMD continues to push the multi-core performance envelope: benchmarks show that the 3600 has a 27% overclocked 64-core lead over the 9600K but that the i5-9600K leads by 14% on single to hex core workloads which translates to 10% higher EFps in most of the today’s top games (e.g. PUBG, GTAV and CSGO). Additionally, the 3600's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which adversely impacts gaming. Weaknesses in memory architecture are not readily picked up by CPU benchmarks but they are apparent whilst gaming. Cheaper CPUs such as the 9400F deliver better gaming performance in nearly all of today’s popular games. At $190 USD, the 3600 offers good value for purely workstation tasks such as film production but streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. The masterfully hyped Ryzen 3600 may well be the best CPU for multimedia producers on a tight budget but in today's market there are faster and less expensive alternatives for gamers, streamers and general desktop users. [Jun '19 CPUPro]

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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 2020 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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