Intel Core i5-6600K Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i5-6600K 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 i5-6600K

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Core i5-6600K. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Intel Core i5-6600K.

Name: Intel Core i5-6600K
Family: Intel Core i5
CPU group: Intel Core i 6000
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 6
Predecessor: --
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 i5-6600K 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.

CPU Cores / Threads: 4 / 4
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 4x
Hyperthreading / SMT: No
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 3.50 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.90 GHz
Turbo Frequency (4 Cores): 3.60 GHz

Internal Graphics

The 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).

GPU name: Intel HD Graphics 530
GPU frequency: 0.35 GHz
GPU (Turbo): 1.15 GHz
Execution units: 24
Shader: 192
Max. GPU Memory: 32 GB
Max. displays: 3
Generation: 9
Direct X: 12
Technology: 14 nm
Release date: Q3/2015

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.

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 & 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.

Memory type: DDR3-1600
DDR4-2133
Max. Memory: 64 GB
Memory channels: 2 (Dual Channel)
Bandwidth: --
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 16
AES-NI: Yes

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.

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 i5-6600K 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.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 1151
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 6.00 MB
Architecture: Skylake S
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
Release date: Q3/2015
Release price: 280 $
Part Number: --
Documents: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i5-6600K 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 @ 4.20 GHz
1049
Intel Core i5-1030NG7 Intel Core i5-1030NG7
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
1049
Intel Core i3-1005G1 Intel Core i3-1005G1
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1047
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1041
Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1041
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
1040
Intel Xeon Platinum 8280L Intel Xeon Platinum 8280L
28C 56T @ 4.00 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 i5-10310U Intel Core i5-10310U
4C 8T @ 1.70 GHz
4170
Intel Core i5-8257U Intel Core i5-8257U
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
4017
Intel Core i5-10210U Intel Core i5-10210U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
4013
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
3965
Intel Core i5-1034G1 Intel Core i5-1034G1
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
3956
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
3921
AMD FX-8350 AMD FX-8350
8C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
3803
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.

Intel Core i5-10500T Intel Core i5-10500T
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
396
Intel Core i5-10500TE Intel Core i5-10500TE
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
396
Intel Xeon W-3223 Intel Xeon W-3223
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
396
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
395
Intel Pentium Gold G6400E Intel Pentium Gold G6400E
2C 4T @ 3.80 GHz
395
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2400G
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
391
AMD EPYC 7402P AMD EPYC 7402P
24C 48T @ 3.35 GHz
391
Show all Cinebench R20 (Single-Core) results



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
Intel Core i5-8257U Intel Core i5-8257U
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1589
Intel Core i7-1060NG7 Intel Core i7-1060NG7
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
1587
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
1572
Intel Core i7-8559U Intel Core i7-8559U
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1572
Intel Core i5-8350U Intel Core i5-8350U
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
1564
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1230 v3
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
1555
Show all Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core) results



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 i7-9850H Intel Core i7-9850H
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
1110
Intel Core i3-1125G4 Intel Core i3-1125G4
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
1109
Intel Xeon W-2155 Intel Xeon W-2155
10C 20T @ 4.50 GHz
1108
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1106
Intel Core i7-8559U Intel Core i7-8559U
4C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
1103
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
8C 8T @ 2.84 GHz
1102
Intel Xeon W-2191B Intel Xeon W-2191B
18C 36T @ 4.30 GHz
1101
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 i5-7640X Intel Core i5-7640X
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
3644
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
3642
Intel Core i5-9400T Intel Core i5-9400T
6C 6T @ 2.80 GHz
3634
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
3631
Intel Core i7-7920HQ Intel Core i7-7920HQ
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
3627
Intel Core i7-6785R Intel Core i7-6785R
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
3615
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6
4C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
3611
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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.

AMD Ryzen 5 4600H AMD Ryzen 5 4600H
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
462
Intel Core i5-9400 Intel Core i5-9400
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
462
Intel Core i3-10100F Intel Core i3-10100F
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
460
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
459
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
459
Intel Core i5-10400F Intel Core i5-10400F
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
458
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 AMD Ryzen 3 3100
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
457
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core) results



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.

AMD Ryzen 5 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
4C 8T @ 2.10 GHz
1647
Intel Core i7-3820QM Intel Core i7-3820QM
4C 8T @ 2.70 GHz
1644
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U
4C 8T @ 2.10 GHz
1636
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1621
Intel Core i5-4690K Intel Core i5-4690K
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1618
Intel Core i7-975 Intel Core i7-975
4C 8T @ 3.33 GHz
1598
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
1594
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core) results



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 i5-6600T Intel Core i5-6600T
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 i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
442
AMD RX-416GD AMD RX-416GD
AMD Radeon R6 (Merlin Falcon) @ 0.58 GHz
440
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
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



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 i5-2500k Intel Core i5-2500k
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
6405
Intel Core i7-3770 Intel Core i7-3770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
6402
Intel Core i5-6440EQ Intel Core i5-6440EQ
4C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
6363
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
6318
Intel Core i3-7350K Intel Core i3-7350K
2C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
6275
Intel Core i3-1115G4 Intel Core i3-1115G4
2C 4T @ 3.00 GHz
6257
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2300U
4C 4T @ 2.00 GHz
6255
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



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 i7-4790S Intel Core i7-4790S
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
476
Intel Core i7-4770K Intel Core i7-4770K
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
477
Intel Core i7-7820HK Intel Core i7-7820HK
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
481.3
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
486.5
Intel Core i5-8300H Intel Core i5-8300H
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
487.6
Intel Core i5-9300H Intel Core i5-9300H
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
492
Intel Core i5-10300H Intel Core i5-10300H
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
502
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.

AMD Ryzen 7 3700U AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
2977
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
2977
Intel Core i7-6700T Intel Core i7-6700T
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
2917
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
2847
Intel Core i3-9100F Intel Core i3-9100F
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
2806
Intel Core i3-9100 Intel Core i3-9100
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
2806
Intel Core i7-3770K Intel Core i7-3770K
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
2674
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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 @ 3.70 GHz
167
Intel Core i5-8350U Intel Core i5-8350U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
167
Intel Core i7-8550U Intel Core i7-8550U
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
167
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 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 @ 3.90 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.

Intel Xeon E3-1270 Intel Xeon E3-1270
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
603
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 1300 AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 1300
4C 4T @ 3.60 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 @ 3.60 GHz
600
Intel Core i5-6685R Intel Core i5-6685R
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
597
Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
597
Intel Core i7-4712MQ Intel Core i7-4712MQ
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
596
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



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 Xeon Gold 6136 Intel Xeon Gold 6136
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
4150
Intel Xeon Gold 6154 Intel Xeon Gold 6154
18C 36T @ 3.70 GHz
4150
Intel Xeon Platinum 8158 Intel Xeon Platinum 8158
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
4150
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
4147
Intel Core i7-7820HK Intel Core i7-7820HK
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
4146
Intel Core i7-7820HQ Intel Core i7-7820HQ
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
4146
Intel Core i7-7600U Intel Core i7-7600U
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
4144
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 i3-8100 Intel Core i3-8100
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
12193
Intel Core i5-7500 Intel Core i5-7500
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
12167
Intel Core i7-4800MQ Intel Core i7-4800MQ
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
12160
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
12150
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U
4C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
12125
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
4C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
12125
Intel Core i7-8565U Intel Core i7-8565U
4C 8T @ 2.40 GHz
12116
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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 i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1.98
Intel Core i7-7700T Intel Core i7-7700T
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
1.98
Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5 Intel Xeon E3-1230 v5
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
1.98
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1.98
AMD Ryzen 7 2700 AMD Ryzen 7 2700
8C 16T @ 4.10 GHz
1.97
Intel Core i7-8565U Intel Core i7-8565U
4C 8T @ 4.60 GHz
1.97
Intel Core i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.40 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 i5-7440HQ Intel Core i5-7440HQ
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
6.6
Intel Core i7-4750HQ Intel Core i7-4750HQ
4C 8T @ 2.80 GHz
6.6
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 @ 3.60 GHz
6.54
Intel Core i5-7500 Intel Core i5-7500
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
6.54
Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
6.51
Intel Xeon E5-2608L v3 Intel Xeon E5-2608L v3
6C 12T @ 2.00 GHz
6.5
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
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
36.2
Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i5-6600
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
36.2
Intel Core i5-6600T Intel Core i5-6600T
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
36.2
Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6600K
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
36.2
Intel Core i7-4770R Intel Core i7-4770R
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 @ 1.35 GHz
36.1
Intel Pentium Gold 4415U Intel Pentium Gold 4415U
Intel HD Graphics 610 @ 0.95 GHz
35.8
Intel Core i7-6785R Intel Core i7-6785R
Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 @ 1.15 GHz
35.8
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL) results



The Intel Core i5-6600K is a sixth generation Intel Core i5 processor. The processor has 5 physical cores with a base clock of 3.50 gigahertz each. If all cores are fully utilized, the turbo mode is activated, which increases the clock frequency to up to 3.60 gigahertz. When a single core is fully utilized, the clock even rises to 3.90 gigahertz.

The “K” at the end of the processor name tells us that the processor can be overclocked. For this, however, a special cooling is necessary, the standard cooler that Intel supplies in the "boxed" version is not sufficient for this. Furthermore, the housing must also be designed in such a way that the resulting heat is optimally conducted out of the housing. Intels hyperthreading technology is not supported by the Intel Core i5-6600K.

The processor has the "Intel HD Graphics 530" from the ninth generation of Intels graphics units. This graphics unit has a base clock frequency of 350 megahertz and a maximum dynamic clock frequency (turbo mode) of up to 1.15 gigahertz. The GPU of the Intel Core i5-6600K enables a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2304 @ 60Hz via the DisplayPort and at least 4096 x 2304 @ 24Hz via HDMI. With its 24 execution units, the graphics unit supports Microsofts DirectX version 12.0 and the open programming interface "OpenGL" version 4.5.

In the main memory, the processor supports DDR3 main memory modules with up to 1600 megahertz and DDR4 main memory modules with up to 2133 megahertz. Which RAM can be installed depends on the selected mainboard. PCI-Express is integrated in version 3.0.

The 14-nanometer Intel Core i5-6600K was released in the third quarter of 2015 and is based on Intels "Skylake" architecture.


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12. Intel Core i7-2600K Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i7-2600K vs Intel Core i5-6600K
13. AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Intel Core i5-6600K AMD Ryzen 5 3600 vs Intel Core i5-6600K
14. AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Intel Core i5-6600K AMD Ryzen 5 2600 vs Intel Core i5-6600K
15. Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6600K Intel Core i5-6500 vs Intel Core i5-6600K


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