Intel Core i5-7600K vs Intel Core i5-6600K

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

Intel Core i5-6600K
3800 MHz / Cores: 4 / Jul 2015
Intel Core i5-6600KIntel Socket 1151
Type: Desktop

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    108%
  • Intel Core i5-6600K
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    107%
  • Intel Core i5-6600K
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    110%
  • Intel Core i5-6600K
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i5-7600K

7% higher single threaded performance.
10% higher multi threaded performance.
Around 8% higher average synthetic performance.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i5-6600K

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.

No winner

Productivity

No clear winner declared


Specifications

Features

Intel Core i5-7600KIntel Core i5-6600K
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

Architecture

Intel Core i5-7600KIntel Core i5-6600K
ArchitectureIntel_KabylakevsIntel_Skylake
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameKaby LakevsSkylake
Release DateSep 2016vsJul 2015

Cores

Intel Core i5-7600KIntel Core i5-6600K
Cores4vs4
Threads4vs4
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsHD Graphics 530

Cache

Intel Core i5-7600KIntel Core i5-6600K
L1 Cache64 KB (per core)vs64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache256 KB (per core)vs256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache6144 KB (shared)vs6144 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i5-7600KIntel Core i5-6600K
SocketIntel Socket 1151vsIntel Socket 1151
Max Case Temp72°Cvs72°C
PackagevsFC-LGA12C
Die Size0 mm²vs0 mm²
Process14 nmvs14 nm

Performance

Intel Core i5-7600KIntel Core i5-6600K
Cpu Frequency3800 MHzvs3500 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4000 MHzvs3900 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltageunknownvsunknown
TDP95 Wvs95 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    4800 points
  • Intel Core i5-6600K
    4485 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    18240 points
  • Intel Core i5-6600K
    16100 points

Points - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    178
  • Intel Core i5-6600K
    166

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    662
  • Intel Core i5-6600K
    601.5

points - higher is better