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

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

Intel Core i5-4200U
Intel BGA1168 MOBILE
1600 MHz / Cores: 2 / Jun 2013
Intel Core i5-4200U

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 i5-7600K Intel 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 i5-7600K Intel Core i5-4200U
Architecture Intel_Kabylake vs Intel_Haswell
Market Desktop vs Mobile
Memory Support DDR4 vs DDR3
Codename Kaby Lake vs Haswell
Release Date Sep 2016 vs Jun 2013

Cores

Intel Core i5-7600K Intel Core i5-4200U
Cores 4 vs 2
Threads 4 vs 2
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics No vs Intel HD 4400

Cache

Intel Core i5-7600K Intel Core i5-4200U
L1 Cache 64 KB (per core) vs 64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache 256 KB (per core) vs 256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache 6144 KB (shared) vs 3072 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i5-7600K Intel Core i5-4200U
Socket Intel Socket 1151 vs Intel BGA1168
Max Case Temp 72°C vs unknown
Package vs FC-BGA1168
Die Size 0 mm² vs 118 mm²
Process 14 nm vs 22 nm

Performance

Intel Core i5-7600K Intel Core i5-4200U
Cpu Frequency 3800 MHz vs 1600 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 4000 MHz vs 2600 MHz
Base Clock 100 MHz vs 100 MHz
Voltage unknown vs unknown
TDP 95 W vs 15 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