Intel Core i5-6600 vs. Intel Core i7-4790K

Intel Core i5-6600Intel Core i7-4790K
3.30 GHzFrequency4.00 GHz
3.90 GHzTurbo (1 Core)4.40 GHz
3.60 GHzTurbo (All Cores)4.20 GHz
4Cores4
NoHyperthreadingYes
NoOverclocking ?Yes
6 MBCache8 MB
Intel HD Graphics 530GPUIntel HD Graphics 4600
0.35 GHzGPU frequency0.35 GHz
1.15 GHzGPU (Turbo)1.25 GHz
9GPU Generation7.5
12.0DirectX Version11.1
3Max. displays3
24Execution units20
Decode/EncodeCodec h264Decode
Decode/EncodeCodec JPEGDecode
Decode/EncodeCodec h265 8bitNo
NoCodec h265 10bitNo
Decode/EncodeCodec VP8No
DecodeCodec VP9No
DecodeCodec VC-1Decode
Decode/EncodeCodec AVCDecode/Encode
SkylakeArchitectureHaswell Devils Canyon
DDR3-1600, DDR4-2133MemoryDDR3-1600
2Memory channels2
NoECCNo
3.0PCIe version3.0
16PCIe lanes16
14nmTechnology22nm
LGA 1151SocketLGA 1150
65WTDP88W
YesAES-NIYes
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-dVirtualizationVT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Q3/2015Release dateQ2/2014
ca. 250 $Market priceca. 310 $


Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-6600Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
1.98 (100%)
Intel Core i7-4790KIntel Core i7-4790K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
1.97 (99%)



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i5-6600Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
6.51 (67%)
Intel Core i7-4790KIntel Core i7-4790K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
9.67 (100%)



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

Intel Core i5-6600Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
36.2 (100%)
Intel Core i7-4790KIntel Core i7-4790K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
33.4 (92%)



Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-6600Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
166 (98%)
Intel Core i7-4790KIntel Core i7-4790K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
169 (100%)



Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i5-6600Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
597 (70%)
Intel Core i7-4790KIntel Core i7-4790K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
854 (100%)




Passmark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Intel Core i5-6600Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
8253 (72%)
Intel Core i7-4790KIntel Core i7-4790K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
11445 (100%)



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-6600Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
4141 (96%)
Intel Core i7-4790KIntel Core i7-4790K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
4302 (100%)



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i5-6600Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
12099 (73%)
Intel Core i7-4790KIntel Core i7-4790K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
16686 (100%)



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