CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6600 vs 4690 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

8.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 4690 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 4690  based on its value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 6600

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 68.25W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jul, 2015 vs May, 2014 Release date over 1 years later
Better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score 7,881 vs 7,515 Around 5% better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 73.58 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 20.24 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost
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Much better performance per dollar 4.08 pt/$ vs 1.14 pt/$ More than 3.5x better performance per dollar
Slightly higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Significantly better performance per watt 10.94 pt/W vs 3.65 pt/W Around 3x better performance per watt
Better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,150 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 6600 vs 4690

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6600
30.75 mHash/s
Core i5 4690
15.4 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 6600
26.47 mPixels/s
Core i5 4690
16.91 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6600
1.37 fps
Core i5 4690
1.59 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 6600
10,600.5
Core i5 4690
11,272

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 6600
3,685.5
Core i5 4690
3,527

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 6600
5,055 MB/s
Core i5 4690
4,870,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 6600  vs
4690 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB 32,768 MB

details

Core i5 6600  vs
4690 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L3 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 71°C Unknown - 72.72°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz 1,200 MHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 84W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 3.65 pt/W 10.94 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 68.25W

bus

Architecture FSB DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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