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Intel Core i5 6600K

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Front view of Intel Core i5 6600K

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 67.7 vs 44 Around 55% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More l3 cache 6 MB vs None Compared to all cpus, 6 MB l3 cache is just OK
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,148 vs 1,460 More than 45% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 8,012 vs 4,574 More than 75% better PassMark score
Better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score 14.26 fps vs 10.47 fps More than 35% better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score
Lower typical power consumption 73.94W vs 81.25W Around 10% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jun, 2013 Release date over 2 years later
Lower annual home energy cost 21.92 $/year vs 24.09 $/year Around 10% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 79.72 $/year vs 87.6 $/year Around 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better performance per dollar 5.63 pt/$ vs 0.89 pt/$ More than 6.2x better performance per dollar
Much higher GPU clock speed 844 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 2.5x higher GPU clock speed
Higher clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 3.9 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Better performance per watt 5.07 pt/W vs 2.45 pt/W More than 2x better performance per watt
Higher Maximum operating temperature 74 °C vs 64 °C More than 15% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 6600K vs A8 6600K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6600K
35.25 mHash/s
A8 6600K
45.24 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 6600K
28.75 mPixels/s
A8 6600K
5.41 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 6600K
1.91 fps
A8 6600K
0.7 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 6600K
6,071

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 6600K
2,132

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 6600K
209.7 MB/s
A8 6600K
2,330,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A8 6600K
4,574

PassMark (Single Core)

A8 6600K
1,460

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 6600K  vs
A8 6600K 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 91W 100W
Annual home energy cost 21.92 $/year 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 79.72 $/year 87.6 $/year
Performance per watt 2.45 pt/W 5.07 pt/W
Typical power consumption 73.94W 81.25W

details

Core i5 6600K  vs
A8 6600K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB None
Manufacture process 14 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.54 GHz 4.65 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.57 GHz 4.63 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.54 GHz 4.65 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Radeon™ HD 8570D
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 844 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3L-1600
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