Intel Core i5-7600K vs Intel Core i5-4200U

Intel Core i5-7600K
3800 MHz / Cores: 4 / Sep 2016
Intel Core i5-7600KIntel Socket 1151
Type: Desktop

Intel Core i5-4200U
3800 MHz / Cores: 2 / Jun 2013
Intel Core i5-4200UIntel BGA1168
Type: Mobile

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    234%
  • Intel Core i5-4200U
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    179%
  • Intel Core i5-4200U
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    289%
  • Intel Core i5-4200U
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i5-7600K

Much higher single threaded performance (around 79% higher), makes a noticeable performance difference in gaming and the majority of applications.
Much higher multi threaded performance (around 189% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.
This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).
Around 134% higher average synthetic performance.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i5-4200U

80 watts lower power draw.
Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the Intel Core i5-7600K.

Intel Core i5-7600K

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i5-7600K

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

Intel Core i5-7600K

Productivity

HWBench recommends Intel Core i5-7600K

Based on productivity benchmarks, overall multithreaded performance and theoretical specifications.

Specifications

Features

Intel Core i5-7600KIntel Core i5-4200U
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4.2
AVX
AVX2
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
AES-NI
CLMUL
FMA3
F16C
BMI1
BMI2
Boost 2.0
TXT
VT-d
Hyper-Threading

Architecture

Intel Core i5-7600KIntel Core i5-4200U
ArchitectureIntel_KabylakevsIntel_Haswell
MarketDesktopvsMobile
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR3
CodenameKaby LakevsHaswell
Release DateSep 2016vsJun 2013

Cores

Intel Core i5-7600KIntel Core i5-4200U
Cores4vs2
Threads4vs2
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsIntel HD 4400

Cache

Intel Core i5-7600KIntel Core i5-4200U
L1 Cache64 KB (per core)vs64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache256 KB (per core)vs256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache6144 KB (shared)vs3072 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i5-7600KIntel Core i5-4200U
SocketIntel Socket 1151vsIntel BGA1168
Max Case Temp72°Cvsunknown
PackagevsFC-BGA1168
Die Size0 mm²vs118 mm²
Process14 nmvs22 nm

Performance

Intel Core i5-7600KIntel Core i5-4200U
Cpu Frequency3800 MHzvs1600 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4000 MHzvs2600 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltageunknownvsunknown
TDP95 Wvs15 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    4800 points
  • Intel Core i5-4200U
    2912 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    18240 points
  • Intel Core i5-4200U
    3584 points

Points - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    178
  • Intel Core i5-4200U
    99

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    662
  • Intel Core i5-4200U
    229

points - higher is better