Core i5-6600K vs Core i7-6700HQ specs and performance
Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i5-6600K performs better than the Core i7-6700HQ. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-6700HQ in all gaming tests too.
When comparing these CPUs we notice that they have the same number of cores but the Core i7-6700HQ has more threads. Our comparison shows that the Core i5-6600K has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-6700HQ. Also, the Core i5-6600K has a slightly higher turbo speed. The Core i7-6700HQ outputs less heat than Core i5-6600K thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. For instance, the Core i5-6600K has the same number of threads as cores. This means the the CPU does not support hyperthreading.