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

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

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

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    111%
  • Intel Core i5-6600K
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

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

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    112%
  • Intel Core i5-6600K
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i5-7600K

9% higher single threaded performance.
12% higher multi threaded performance.
Around 11% 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 i5-7600K Intel 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 i5-7600K Intel Core i5-6600K
Architecture Intel_Kabylake vs Intel_Skylake
Market Desktop vs Desktop
Memory Support DDR4 vs DDR4
Codename Kaby Lake vs Skylake
Release Date Sep 2016 vs Jul 2015

Cores

Intel Core i5-7600K Intel Core i5-6600K
Cores 4 vs 4
Threads 4 vs 4
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics No vs HD Graphics 530

Cache

Intel Core i5-7600K Intel Core i5-6600K
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 6144 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i5-7600K Intel Core i5-6600K
Socket Intel Socket 1151 vs Intel Socket 1151
Max Case Temp 72°C vs 72°C
Package vs FC-LGA12C
Die Size 0 mm² vs 0 mm²
Process 14 nm vs 14 nm

Performance

Intel Core i5-7600K Intel Core i5-6600K
Cpu Frequency 3800 MHz vs 3500 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 4000 MHz vs 3900 MHz
Base Clock 100 MHz vs 100 MHz
Voltage unknown vs unknown
TDP 95 W vs 95 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

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