Intel Core i5-7600K vs Intel Core i7-6700

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

Intel Core i7-6700
Intel Socket 1151 DESKTOP
3400 MHz / Cores: 4 / Jul 2015
Intel Core i7-6700

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    100%
  • Intel Core i7-6700
    114%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    106%
  • Intel Core i7-6700
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    100%
  • Intel Core i7-6700
    123%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i5-7600K

6% higher single threaded performance.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-6700

Much higher multi threaded performance (around 23% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.
Around 14% higher average synthetic performance.

Intel Core i7-6700

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i7-6700

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

Intel Core i7-6700

Productivity

HWBench recommends Intel Core i7-6700

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

Specifications

Features

Intel Core i5-7600K Intel Core i7-6700
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
VT-d
HTT
TSX
TXT
vPro

Architecture

Intel Core i5-7600K Intel Core i7-6700
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 i7-6700
Cores 4 vs 4
Threads 4 vs 8
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics No vs No

Cache

Intel Core i5-7600K Intel Core i7-6700
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 8192 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i5-7600K Intel Core i7-6700
Socket Intel Socket 1151 vs Intel Socket 1151
Max Case Temp 72°C vs 72°C
Package vs
Die Size 0 mm² vs 0 mm²
Process 14 nm vs 14 nm

Performance

Intel Core i5-7600K Intel Core i7-6700
Cpu Frequency 3800 MHz vs 3400 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 4000 MHz vs 4000 MHz
Base Clock 100 MHz vs 100 MHz
Voltage unknown vs unknown
TDP 95 W vs 65 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    4800 points
  • Intel Core i7-6700
    4600 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    18240 points
  • Intel Core i7-6700
    18768 points

Points - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

Rendering: LuxMark CPU OpenCL

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    1730
  • Intel Core i7-6700
    2323

points - higher is better

Rendering: LuxMark CPU C++

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    1714
  • Intel Core i7-6700
    2565

points - higher is better

Rendering: POV-Ray 3.7

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    1659
  • Intel Core i7-6700
    1748

points per second - higher is better

3DMark06 CPU

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    8532
  • Intel Core i7-6700
    8478

points - higher is better

Cinebench R10 32Bit Single

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    6814
  • Intel Core i7-6700
    6002.5

points - higher is better

Cinebench R10 32Bit Multi

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    24179
  • Intel Core i7-6700
    24304.5

points - higher is better

Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    2.02
  • Intel Core i7-6700
    1.93

points - higher is better

Cinebench R11.5 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    7.87
  • Intel Core i7-6700
    8.86

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    179.5
  • Intel Core i7-6700
    168.5

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    674
  • Intel Core i7-6700
    802

points - higher is better

SuperPI 1M

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    8.82
  • Intel Core i7-6700
    9.65

seconds - lower is better

wPrime 32

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    8.49
  • Intel Core i7-6700
    6.8

seconds - lower is better

WinRAR 4.0

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    3570
  • Intel Core i7-6700
    5412.5

MB/s - higher is better

x264 Pass 1

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    223
  • Intel Core i7-6700
    187.4

FPS - higher is better

x264 Pass 2

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    46.2
  • Intel Core i7-6700
    50.8

FPS - higher is better

TrueCrypt AES

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    3.3
  • Intel Core i7-6700
    4.45

GB/s

TrueCrypt Twofish

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    0.57
  • Intel Core i7-6700
    0.78

GB/s

TrueCrypt Serpent

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    0.34
  • Intel Core i7-6700
    0.46

GB/s

Sunspider 1.0

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    56.9
  • Intel Core i7-6700
    67.9

score - higher is better