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

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

Intel Core i5-6600K
Intel Socket 1151DESKTOP
3500 MHz / Cores: 4 / Jul 2015
Intel Core i5-6600K

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    109%
  • Intel Core i5-6600K
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    106%
  • 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

6% higher single threaded performance.
10% higher multi threaded performance.
Around 9% 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

Rendering: POV-Ray 3.7

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    1659
  • Intel Core i5-6600K
    1497

points per second - higher is better

7-zip

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    17994
  • Intel Core i5-6600K
    15519

MIPS - higher is better

3D Particle Movement (Single Threaded)

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    139.59
  • Intel Core i5-6600K
    124.08

points - higher is better

3D Particle Movement (Multi Threaded)

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    431.78
  • Intel Core i5-6600K
    387.48

points - higher is better

3DMark06 CPU

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    8532
  • Intel Core i5-6600K
    7413

points - higher is better

Cinebench R10 32Bit Single

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    6814
  • Intel Core i5-6600K
    6188

points - higher is better

Cinebench R10 32Bit Multi

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    24179
  • Intel Core i5-6600K
    21324

points - higher is better

Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    2.02
  • Intel Core i5-6600K
    1.88

points - higher is better

Cinebench R11.5 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    7.87
  • Intel Core i5-6600K
    6.93

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    179.5
  • Intel Core i5-6600K
    166

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    674
  • Intel Core i5-6600K
    602

points - higher is better

SuperPI 1M

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    8.82
  • Intel Core i5-6600K
    9.5

seconds - lower is better

WinRAR 4.0

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    3570
  • Intel Core i5-6600K
    3643

MB/s - higher is better

x264 Pass 1

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    223
  • Intel Core i5-6600K
    196.3

FPS - higher is better

x264 Pass 2

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    46.2
  • Intel Core i5-6600K
    40.1

FPS - higher is better

TrueCrypt AES

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    3.3
  • Intel Core i5-6600K
    3.2

GB/s

TrueCrypt Twofish

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    0.57
  • Intel Core i5-6600K
    0.52

GB/s

TrueCrypt Serpent

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    0.34
  • Intel Core i5-6600K
    0.31

GB/s

Sunspider 1.0

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    56.9
  • Intel Core i5-6600K
    64.4

score - higher is better