CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6600 vs 7870K among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

9.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 6600 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 6600  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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Front view of Intel Core i5 6600

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 6600

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 6600

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Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 77.19W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,123 vs 1,548 More than 35% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 7,834 vs 5,497 Around 45% better PassMark score
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better performance per dollar 3.33 pt/$ vs 1.11 pt/$ Around 3x better performance per dollar
Higher clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Much higher GPU clock speed 866 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 2.5x higher GPU clock speed
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz vs 3.9 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.66 GHz vs 3.75 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score 1.73 fps vs 1.67 fps Around 5% better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.51 GHz vs 3.87 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 6600 vs A10 7870K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6600
31.01 mHash/s
A10 7870K
103.22 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 6600
26.59 mPixels/s
A10 7870K
22.53 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6600
267.71 fps
A10 7870K
371.33 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6600
1.67 fps
A10 7870K
1.73 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6600
11.84 fps
A10 7870K
30.81 fps

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

Core i5 6600
27,525
A10 7870K
14,484

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i5 6600
7,834
A10 7870K
5,497

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i5 6600
2,123
A10 7870K
1,548

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 6600  vs
A10 7870K 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 4.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No Yes

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.75 GHz 4.66 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.87 GHz 4.51 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.75 GHz 4.66 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 AMD Radeon 512:32:8
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 866 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-2133
DDR3L-1600
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 34,133.32 MB/s

features

Core i5 6600  vs
A10 7870K 
Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
AVX 2.0

power consumption

TDP 65W 95W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 3.94 pt/W 4.38 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 77.19W
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