Intel Core i5 6600K 

Released July, 2015
  • 3.5 GHz
  • Quad core
  • Unlocked

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i5 6600K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6600K
35.25 mHash/s
Core i5 4690K
13.73 mHash/s
Core i7 6700K
35.02 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 6600K
28.75 mPixels/s
Core i5 4690K
17.18 mPixels/s
Core i7 6700K
26.72 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6600K
1.91 fps
Core i5 4690K
1.74 fps
Core i7 6700K
1.82 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 6600K
Core i7 6700K
Core i5 4690K

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 6600K

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 6600K
209.7 MB/s
Core i5 4690K
5,060,000 MB/s
Core i7 6700K
6,010 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i5 6600K
Core i7 6700K

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i5 6600K

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Clock speed 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core
Is unlocked Yes


Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing No
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. AES
  3. SSE
  4. SSE2
  5. SSE4.1
  6. SSE3
  7. Supplemental SSE3
  8. SSE4.2
  9. AVX 2.0
  10. AVX
  11. SSE4
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

Annual home energy cost 21.92 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 79.72 $/year
Performance per watt 2.45 pt/W
Typical power consumption 73.94W


Architecture FSB
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s


Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm
Max CPUs 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C


Overclocked clock speed 4.54 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.57 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.54 GHz

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type DDR3L-1600
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB
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You probably used high LLC. This is misleading people.
config plz...
broo can you tell me your full pc specs?
Currently I have my i5 6600k running stable at 4.7 with 1.275 and with temps below 55 on full load. :) This is a beast!
why does the i5 4690k beat the i5 6600k in performance (all core and single core)???
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