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

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i5-7600K CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-6600K
Intel Core i5-7600K Intel Core i5-6600K
Intel Core i5 Family Intel Core i5
Intel Core i 7000 CPU group Intel Core i 6000
7 Generation 6
Kaby Lake S Architecture Skylake S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
Intel Core i5-6600K Predecessor --
Intel Core i5-8600K Successor Intel Core i5-7600K

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i5-7600K or Intel Core i5-6600K can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

4 Cores 4
4 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading No
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.80 GHz Frequency 3.50 GHz
4.20 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.90 GHz
4.20 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.60 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i5-7600K or Intel Core i5-6600K has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

Intel HD Graphics 630 GPU Intel HD Graphics 530
0.35 GHz GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
1.15 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.15 GHz
9.5 GPU Generation 9
14 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
24 Execution units 24
192 Shader 192
64 GB Max. GPU Memory 64 GB
12 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode / Encode Codec VP9 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

DDR4-2400 Memory DDR3-1600, DDR4-2133
Max. Memory 64 GB
2 Memory channels 2
-- Bandwidth --
No ECC No
L2 Cache
6.00 MB L3 Cache 6.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 16

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

91 W TDP (PL1) 91 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Core i5-7600K or Intel Core i5-6600K as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

14 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
LGA 1151 Socket LGA 1151
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q1/2017 Release date Q3/2015
270 $ Release price 280 $
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Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 i5-7600K Intel Core i5-7600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1041 (100%)
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Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 i5-7600K Intel Core i5-7600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
3965 (100%)
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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 i5-7600K Intel Core i5-7600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
433 (100%)
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
395 (91%)
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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 i5-7600K Intel Core i5-7600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
1589 (100%)
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
1572 (99%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 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 i5-7600K Intel Core i5-7600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
1174 (100%)
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1106 (94%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 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 i5-7600K Intel Core i5-7600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
3855 (100%)
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
3631 (94%)
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CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core i5-7600K Intel Core i5-7600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
492 (100%)
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
459 (93%)
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CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core i5-7600K Intel Core i5-7600K
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
1794 (100%)
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1621 (90%)
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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 i5-7600K Intel Core i5-7600K
Intel HD Graphics 630 @ 1.15 GHz
442 (100%)
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
442 (100%)
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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 i5-7600K Intel Core i5-7600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
9182 (100%)
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
6318 (69%)
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Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.

Intel Core i5-7600K Intel Core i5-7600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
486.5 (100%)
Show all Blender 2.81 (bmw27) results



V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

Intel Core i5-7600K Intel Core i5-7600K
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
2847 (100%)
Show all V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark results



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 i5-7600K Intel Core i5-7600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
179 (100%)
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
166 (93%)
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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 i5-7600K Intel Core i5-7600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
717 (100%)
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
600 (84%)
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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 i5-7600K Intel Core i5-7600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
4483 (100%)
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
4147 (93%)
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 i5-7600K Intel Core i5-7600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
14153 (100%)
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
12150 (86%)
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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 i5-7600K Intel Core i5-7600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
2.2 (100%)
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1.98 (90%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 i5-7600K Intel Core i5-7600K
4C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
7.61 (100%)
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
6.54 (86%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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 i5-7600K Intel Core i5-7600K
Intel HD Graphics 630 @ 1.15 GHz
38.1 (100%)
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
36.2 (95%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL) results



Devices using this processor

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