Intel Core i5-6600

Intel Core i5-6600 Benchmark

Intel Core i5-6600 Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 3 GHz 4 core Intel 6th Generation Core i5 LGA 1151 CPU rating. Is the Core i5-6600 good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

26 %
Average score from 5 samples
Medium uncertainty
Performance
Average
Ranking
475th of 1,219
Popularity
56th of 1,219
Samples
5 benchmarks

CPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this CPU in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.

Overall

Average

26 %

Gaming

Very Good

48 %

Multitasking

Average

20 %

Heavy Workloads

Average

19 %

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

Geekbench (multi)

Geekbench (multi)

Multi threaded benchmark

3,092
Geekbench (single)

Geekbench (single)

Single threaded benchmark

957
3DMark Physics

3DMark Physics

Physics simulation benchmark

3,407

Compare these benchmarks and specs using our CPU Comparison Tool

CPU Comparison

The Intel Core i5-6600 compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600
48 %
Intel Core i7-8750H
33 %
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
26 %
Intel Core i5-6600
26 %
AMD FX-8350
26 %
Intel Core i3-8100
25 %
AMD Ryzen 3 1200
22 %

Specifications

Clock Speed 3.3 GHz
Turbo Speed 3.9 GHz
Cores 4
Threads 4
L1 Cache 256 KiB
L2 Cache 1024 KiB
L3 Cache 6 MiB
PCIe Revision 3
PCIe Lanes 16
Socket LGA 1151
Family 6th Generation Core i5
Memory Type DDR4-1866
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 64 GiB
Release Date 2015-08-01
Supports ECC Memory No
Has Unlocked Multiplier No
TDP 65 W

Intel Core i5-6600

The Core i5-6600 is a 4 core CPU from Intel released in 2015. This chip has an average overall score at 26% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 48%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i5-6600 scores 20% and 19% respectively. Indeed, this is an average rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i5-6600 has 4 cores and 4 threads. This chip has no simultaneous multithreading support, as it has the same number of cores as threads. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 3.3 GHz and a turbo speed of 3.9 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow. This CPU has a locked multiplier, so you are not able to overclock it beyond this frequency.

As for memory, the Core i5-6600 makes use of DDR4-1866 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 64 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled. Error correcting memory is not supported on this processor.

In terms of cache, the Core i5-6600 has 256 KiB of level 1 cache, 1 MiB of level 2 cache and 6 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 3. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs. It has a total of 16 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i5-6600 CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 65 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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