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Front view of Intel Core i5 6600K

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Intel Core i5 6600K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.7 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Slightly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,148 vs 2,020 More than 5% better PassMark (Single core) score
Front view of AMD Ryzen 5 PRO Ryzen™ 5 PRO 1500

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AMD Ryzen 5 PRO Ryzen™ 5 PRO 1500

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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly more l3 cache 16 MB vs 6 MB Around 2.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache per core 4 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 2.8x more l3 cache per core
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 95 °C vs 64 °C Around 50% higher Maximum operating temperature
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better PassMark score 10,599 vs 8,012 More than 30% better PassMark score
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 6600K vs Ryzen 5 PRO Ryzen™ 5 PRO 1500

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 6600K  vs
Ryzen 5 PRO Ryzen™ 5 PRO 1500 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0

details

Core i5 6600K  vs
Ryzen 5 PRO Ryzen™ 5 PRO 1500 
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 16 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 4 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 64°C Unknown - 95°C

power consumption

Typical power consumption 73.94W N/A
Intel Core i5 6600K
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AMD Ryzen 5 PRO Ryzen™ 5 PRO 1500
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