Intel Core i5-6600 - Benchmark, Test and specs

The Intel Core i5-6600 has 4 cores with 4 threads and is based on the 6. gen of the Intel Core i5 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the LGA 1151 socket and was released in Q3/2015.
Intel Core i5-6600
CPU lineageCPU lineage
Name: Intel Core i5-6600
Family: Intel Core i5
CPU group: Intel Core i 6000
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 6
Predecessor: --
Successor: Intel Core i5-7600
CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency
CPU Cores / Threads: 4 / 4
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 4x
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: No
Frequency: 3.30 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.90 GHz
Turbo Frequency (4 Cores): 3.60 GHz
Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics
GPU name: Intel HD Graphics 530
GPU frequency: 0.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.15 GHz
Execution units: 24
Shader: 192
Max. GPU Memory: 64 GB
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 9
Direct X: 12
Technology: 14 nm
Release date: Q3/2015
Hardware codec supportHardware codec support
h265 / HEVC (8 bit): Decode / Encode
h265 / HEVC (10 bit): Decode
h264: Decode / Encode
VP8: Decode / Encode
VP9: Decode
AV1: No
AVC: Decode / Encode
VC-1: Decode
JPEG: Decode / Encode
Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe
Memory type: DDR3-1600
DDR4-2133
Max. Memory: 64 GB
Memory channels: 2
Bandwidth: --
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 16
AES-NI: Yes
Thermal ManagementThermal Management
TDP (PL1): 65 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --
Technical detailsTechnical details
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 6.00 MB
Architecture: Skylake S
Technology: 14 nm
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Socket: LGA 1151
Release date: Q3/2015
Part Number: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i5-6600 have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.

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 i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 1.60 GHz
1049
Intel Core i5-1030NG7 Intel Core i5-1030NG7
4C 8T @ 1.10 GHz
1049
Intel Core i3-1005G1 Intel Core i3-1005G1
2C 4T @ 1.20 GHz
1047
Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
1041
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1041
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
1040
Intel Xeon Platinum 8280L Intel Xeon Platinum 8280L
28C 56T @ 2.70 GHz
1037
Show all Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) results



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 i5-1034G1 Intel Core i5-1034G1
4C 8T @ 0.80 GHz
3956
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
3921
AMD FX-8350 AMD FX-8350
8C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
3803
Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
3741
Intel Core i3-8100B Intel Core i3-8100B
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
3698
Intel Core i7-3770 Intel Core i7-3770
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
3650
Intel Core i3-8100 Intel Core i3-8100
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
3618
Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



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.

AMD Epyc 7302 AMD Epyc 7302
16C 32T @ 3.00 GHz
384
AMD Epyc 7302P AMD Epyc 7302P
16C 32T @ 3.00 GHz
384
Intel Core i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
384
Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
381
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
381
Intel Xeon Platinum 8270 Intel Xeon Platinum 8270
26C 52T @ 2.70 GHz
378
Intel Xeon Platinum 8274 Intel Xeon Platinum 8274
24C 48T @ 3.20 GHz
378
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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 i3-8100 Intel Core i3-8100
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
1444
Intel Core i7-8705G Intel Core i7-8705G
4C 8T @ 3.10 GHz
1439
Intel Core i7-3770 Intel Core i7-3770
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
1419
Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
1411
Intel Core i5-7640X Intel Core i5-7640X
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1409
Intel Core i5-8365U Intel Core i5-8365U
4C 8T @ 1.60 GHz
1400
Intel Core i7-3770K Intel Core i7-3770K
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
1391
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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.

AMD Ryzen 3 4300U AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
167
Intel Core i5-8350U Intel Core i5-8350U
4C 8T @ 1.70 GHz
167
Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
167
Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
166
Intel Pentium Gold G6420 Intel Pentium Gold G6420
2C 4T @ 4.00 GHzNot verified
166
Intel Pentium Gold G6400 Intel Pentium Gold G6400
2C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
166
Intel Xeon W-2123 Intel Xeon W-2123
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
166
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



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.

AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 1300 AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 1300
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
602
AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
601
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
600
Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
597
Intel Core i5-6685R Intel Core i5-6685R
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
597
Intel Core i7-4712MQ Intel Core i7-4712MQ
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
596
Intel Core i5-7440HQ Intel Core i5-7440HQ
4C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
594
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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 i7-4940MX Intel Core i7-4940MX
4C 8T @ 3.10 GHz
969
Intel Core i5-10400T Intel Core i5-10400T
6C 12T @ 2.00 GHz
968
Intel Xeon W-2133 Intel Xeon W-2133
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
968
Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
966
Intel Core i3-8100B Intel Core i3-8100B
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
966
Intel Core i5-8257U Intel Core i5-8257U
4C 8T @ 1.40 GHz
966
Intel Core i5-8300H Intel Core i5-8300H
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
966
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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 Xeon E5-2623 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2623 v3
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
3178
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
3174
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
3174
Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
3167
Intel Pentium Gold G7400 Intel Pentium Gold G7400
2C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
3164
Intel Xeon D-1521 Intel Xeon D-1521
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
3163
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H AMD Ryzen 7 3750H
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
3155
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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 i3-8100 Intel Core i3-8100
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
2660
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 1.60 GHz
2655
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 2.10 GHz
2644
Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
2614
Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
2522
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3200G AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3200G
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
2437
AMD Ryzen 3 3200G AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
2437
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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
Intel Core i7-6700 Intel Core i7-6700
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
442
Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
442
Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
442
Intel Core i7-4940MX Intel Core i7-4940MX
Intel HD Graphics 4600 @ 1.35 GHz
432
Intel Core i7-4930MX Intel Core i7-4930MX
Intel HD Graphics 4600 @ 1.35 GHz
432
AMD A8-6600K AMD A8-6600K
AMD Radeon HD 8570D @ 0.84 GHz
432
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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 i7-6700T Intel Core i7-6700T
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
8289
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
8288
Intel Core i7-5850EQ Intel Core i7-5850EQ
4C 8T @ 2.70 GHz
8271
Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
8253
Intel Core i7-6820HK Intel Core i7-6820HK
4C 8T @ 2.70 GHz
8236
Intel Core i7-6820HQ Intel Core i7-6820HQ
4C 8T @ 2.70 GHz
8236
Intel Core i7-6770HQ Intel Core i7-6770HQ
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
8216
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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.

AMD Ryzen 5 1400 AMD Ryzen 5 1400
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
526.2
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
534.4
Intel Core i7-6700HQ Intel Core i7-6700HQ
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
540.3
Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
559.4
Intel Core i5-4690K Intel Core i5-4690K
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
561.1
Intel Core i7-4710HQ Intel Core i7-4710HQ
4C 8T @ 2.50 GHz
561.8
Intel Core i7-1065G7 Intel Core i7-1065G7
4C 8T @ 1.30 GHz
566.3
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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 i7-7600U Intel Core i7-7600U
2C 4T @ 2.80 GHz
4144
Intel Xeon Gold 6150 Intel Xeon Gold 6150
18C 36T @ 2.70 GHz
4142
Intel Xeon Platinum 8168 Intel Xeon Platinum 8168
24C 48T @ 2.70 GHz
4142
Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
4141
Intel Xeon Gold 6126 Intel Xeon Gold 6126
12C 24T @ 2.60 GHz
4139
Intel Xeon Gold 6126F Intel Xeon Gold 6126F
12C 24T @ 2.60 GHz
4139
Intel Xeon Gold 6126T Intel Xeon Gold 6126T
12C 24T @ 2.60 GHz
4139
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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.

AMD Ryzen 3 3300U AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
4C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
12125
Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
12116
Intel Core i7-8565U Intel Core i7-8565U
4C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
12116
Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
12099
Intel Core i7-4850HQ Intel Core i7-4850HQ
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
11980
Intel Core i5-8265U Intel Core i5-8265U
4C 8T @ 1.60 GHz
11787
Intel Core i5-8250U Intel Core i5-8250U
4C 8T @ 1.60 GHz
11787
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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
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1.98
Intel Core i7-7700T Intel Core i7-7700T
4C 8T @ 2.90 GHz
1.98
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5 Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
1.98
Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
1.98
AMD Ryzen 7 2700 AMD Ryzen 7 2700
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
1.97
Intel Core i7-8565U Intel Core i7-8565U
4C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
1.97
Intel Core i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1.97
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 i3-8100 Intel Core i3-8100
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
6.55
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
6.54
Intel Core i5-7500 Intel Core i5-7500
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
6.54
Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
6.51
Intel Xeon E5-2608L v3 Intel Xeon E5-2608L v3
6C 12T @ 2.00 GHz
6.5
Intel Core i7-4700MQ Intel Core i7-4700MQ
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
6.46
Intel Core i7-4700HQ Intel Core i7-4700HQ
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
6.46
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 i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
36.2
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
36.2
Intel Core i5-6600T Intel Core i5-6600T
4C 4T @ 2.70 GHz
36.2
Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
36.2
Intel Core i7-4770R Intel Core i7-4770R
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
36.1
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
2C 4T @ 2.30 GHz
35.8
Intel Core i7-6785R Intel Core i7-6785R
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
35.8
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL) results



Leaderboards

In our leaderboards, we have clearly compiled the best processors for specific categories for you. The leaderboards are always up to date and are regularly updated by us. The best processors are selected according to popularity and speed in benchmarks as well as the price-performance ratio.


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