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Intel Core i5 6600

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 2600S

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Much better performance per dollar 3.38 pt/$ vs 1.11 pt/$ More than 3x better performance per dollar
Much higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 2.5x higher GPU clock speed
Much better performance per watt 15.85 pt/W vs 3.94 pt/W More than 4x better performance per watt
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,350 MHz vs 1,150 MHz More than 15% better turbo clock speed
Slightly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 4 years later
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,123 vs 1,797 Around 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.75 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.87 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 2600S vs i5 6600

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 2600S
2,475,000 MB/s
Core i5 6600
5,090 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 2600S  vs
i5 6600 
Clock speed 2.8 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 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

power consumption

TDP 65W 65W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 15.85 pt/W 3.94 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 52.81W

bus

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

details

Core i7 2600S  vs
i5 6600 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L3 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 69.1°C Unknown - 71°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.8 GHz 3.87 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.4 GHz 3.75 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2000 Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 850 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,350 MHz 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 65,536 MB
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