Intel Core i5-6600K vs. Intel Core i7-3960X

Intel Core i5-6600KCPU1 vs CPU2Intel Core i7-3960X
Intel Core i5-6600KIntel Core i7-3960X
3.50 GHzFrequency3.30 GHz
3.90 GHzTurbo (1 Core)3.90 GHz
3.60 GHzTurbo (All Cores)3.90 GHz
4Cores6
NoHyperthreadingYes
YesOverclocking ?Yes
6.00 MBCache15.00 MB
Intel HD Graphics 530GPU
0.35 GHzGPU frequency
1.15 GHzGPU (Turbo)
9GPU Generation
14 nmTechnology
12DirectX Version
3Max. displays
24Execution units
192Shader
Decode / EncodeCodec h264No
Decode / EncodeCodec JPEGNo
Decode / EncodeCodec h265 8bitNo
DecodeCodec h265 10bitNo
Decode / EncodeCodec VP8No
DecodeCodec VP9No
DecodeCodec VC-1No
Decode / EncodeCodec AVCNo
SkylakeArchitectureSandy Bridge E
DDR3-1600, DDR4-2133MemoryDDR3-1600
2Memory channels4
64 GBMax. Memory
NoECCNo
3.0PCIe version
16PCIe lanes
14 nmTechnology32 nm
LGA 1151SocketLGA 2011
91WTDP130W
YesAES-NIYes
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-dVirtualizationVT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Q3/2015Release dateQ4/2011
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Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 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 i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4x 3.50 GHz (3.90 GHz)
395 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 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 i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4x 3.50 GHz (3.90 GHz)
1572 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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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 i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4x 3.50 GHz (3.90 GHz)
166 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
159 (96%)
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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 i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4x 3.50 GHz (3.90 GHz)
600 (52%)
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Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
1158 (100%)
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
442 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
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0 (0%)
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Estimated results for 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 i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4x 3.50 GHz (3.90 GHz)
8288 (65%)
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Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
12712 (100%)
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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 i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4x 3.50 GHz (3.90 GHz)
4147 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
3314 (80%)
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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 i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4x 3.50 GHz (3.90 GHz)
12150 (63%)
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Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
19300 (100%)
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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 i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4x 3.50 GHz (3.90 GHz)
1.98 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
1.57 (79%)
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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 i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4x 3.50 GHz (3.90 GHz)
6.54 (58%)
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Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
11.35 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

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 i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4x 3.50 GHz (3.90 GHz)
36.2 (100%)
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Intel Core i7-3960X Intel Core i7-3960X
6x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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