Intel Core i5 6600K 

Released July, 2015
  • 3.5 GHz
  • Quad core
  • Unlocked
7.9 Out of 10

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core i5 6600K among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Core i5 6600K
5.7
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core i5 6600K
7.7
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Core i5 6600K
n.d.
Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Core i5 6600K
8.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Core i5 6600K
5.1
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Core i5 6600K
5.8
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

7.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Core i5 6600K
7.9

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i5 6600K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6600K
32.44 mHash/s
Core i5 4690K
13.73 mHash/s
Core i7 6700K
33.17 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 6600K
27.16 mPixels/s
Core i5 4690K
17.12 mPixels/s
Core i7 6700K
26.17 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6600K
294.77 fps
Core i5 4690K
219.7 fps
Core i7 6700K
299.3 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6600K
1.78 fps
Core i5 4690K
1.74 fps
Core i7 6700K
1.8 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 6600K
14,449
Core i7 6700K
17,556
Core i5 4690K
11,924

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 6600K
4,488
Core i7 6700K
4,515.5

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 6600K
6,165 MB/s
Core i5 4690K
5,060,000 MB/s
Core i7 6700K
5,990 MB/s

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i5 6600K
2,118

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

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

features

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

TDP 91W
Annual home energy cost 21.92 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 79.72 $/year
Performance per watt 3.88 pt/W
Typical power consumption 73.94W

bus

Architecture FSB
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s

details

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

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.51 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.51 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU
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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Comments

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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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