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Front view of Intel Core i7 6700K

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Intel Core i7 6700K

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Significantly higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 25% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 3.6 GHz More than 15% higher turbo clock speed
Front view of AMD Ryzen 5 Ryzen™ 5 1600

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Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More l3 cache 16 MB vs 8 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More l3 cache per core 2.67 MB/core vs 2 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 12 vs 8 4 more threads

Features Key features of the Core i7 6700K  vs Ryzen 5 Ryzen™ 5 1600 

clock speed

turbo clock speed

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6700K  vs
Ryzen 5 Ryzen™ 5 1600 
Clock speed 4 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Is unlocked Yes Yes

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0

details

Core i7 6700K  vs
Ryzen 5 Ryzen™ 5 1600 
Threads 8 12
L2 cache 1 MB 3 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 16 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2.67 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm

power consumption

Typical power consumption 73.94W N/A
Intel Core i7 6700K
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AMD Ryzen 5 Ryzen™ 5 1600
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