CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6600 vs 4690K 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

9.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 4690K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 4690K  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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Significantly 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 71.5W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score 267.71 fps vs 219.7 fps More than 20% better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Apr, 2014 Release date over 1 years later
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 21.2 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 77.09 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better performance per dollar 3.95 pt/$ vs 1.11 pt/$ More than 3.5x better performance per dollar
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Much better performance per watt 10.77 pt/W vs 3.94 pt/W Around 2.8x better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.51 GHz vs 3.75 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,150 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.58 GHz vs 3.87 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 6600 vs 4690K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6600
31.01 mHash/s
Core i5 4690K
13.73 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 6600
26.59 mPixels/s
Core i5 4690K
17.18 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6600
1.67 fps
Core i5 4690K
1.74 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 6600
12,206
Core i5 4690K
11,924

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 6600
5,090 MB/s
Core i5 4690K
5,060,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 6600  vs
4690K 
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 Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 88W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 21.2 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 77.09 $/year
Performance per watt 3.94 pt/W 10.77 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 71.5W

bus

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

details

Core i5 6600  vs
4690K 
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

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.75 GHz 4.51 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.87 GHz 4.58 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.75 GHz 4.51 GHz

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

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
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