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Intel Core i5-6600K @ 3.50GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i5-6600K @ 3.50GHz can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
  • The pricing history data shows the price for a single Processor. For multiple Processors, multiply the price shown by the number of CPUs.

Is the Intel Core i5-6600K @ 3.50GHz Good for Gaming?

This is a fairly old CPU that is no longer competitive with newer CPUs. [More ...]

Intel Core i5-6600K @ 3.50GHz

Description:

Class: Desktop

Socket: FCLGA1151

Clockspeed: 3.5 GHz

Turbo Speed: 3.9 GHz

Cores: 4 Threads: 4

Typical TDP: 91 W

Cache Size: L1: 256 KB, L2: 1.0 MB, L3: 6 MB

Memory Support: Max. Memory Size: 64 GB (DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V)

Other names: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel Core i5-6600K CPU @ 3.50GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q3 2015

CPUmark/$Price: 95.84

Overall Rank: 1336

Last Price Change: $65.99 USD (2023-06-02)

Average CPU Mark
rating
6324

Single Thread Rating: 2334
Samples: 6245*
*Margin for error: Low



PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 8,373
Thread: 2,164

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i5-6600K @ 3.50GHz

Integer Math16,480 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math14,130 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers31 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting10,693 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption1,832 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression86,470 KBytes/Sec
Physics509 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions7,506 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread2,334 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 25th of September 2023.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i5-6600K @ 3.50GHz

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 22nd of September 2023
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 22nd of September 2023.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

MerchantPricePurchase
Amazon.com$160.65 USDBuy Now!
NewEgg.com$65.99 USDBuy Now!
BestBuy.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
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Pricing History


CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs
As of 25th of September 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,768
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,465
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,748
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
22,632
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,068
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,935
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,424
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,785
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,481
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,250
Intel Core i5-6600K @ 3.50GHz
6,324
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 25th of September 2023 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
213.02
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
153.99
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
140.24
Intel Core i9-12900K
117.47
Intel Core i9-13900K
104.86
Intel Core i5-6600K @ 3.50GHz
95.84
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.96
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
32.61
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Single Thread Rating
As of 25th of September 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,666
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,195
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,053
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,959
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,844
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,715
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,359
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,942
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
2,663
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,569
Intel Core i5-6600K @ 3.50GHz
2,334
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i5-6600K @ 3.50GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL1909204 - Sep 22 2023 [Overclocked]
7452
BL1908919 - Sep 22 2023
5870
BL1908656 - Sep 21 2023 [Overclocked]
7570
BL1908105 - Sep 20 2023
6079
BL1908001 - Sep 20 2023 [Overclocked]
7582
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i5-6600K @ 3.50GHz
As of 25th of September 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i5-6600K @ 3.50GHz
6,324
Intel Core i5-6400 @ 2.70GHz vs Intel Core i5-6600K
5,170 (-18.2%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 vs Intel Core i5-6600K
6,317 (-0.1%)
AMD Ryzen 3 3200G vs Intel Core i5-6600K
7,163 (+13.3%)
Intel Core i5-7500 @ 3.40GHz vs Intel Core i5-6600K
6,029 (-4.7%)
Intel Core i5-4690K @ 3.50GHz vs Intel Core i5-6600K
5,679 (-10.2%)
Intel Core i5-4690 @ 3.50GHz vs Intel Core i5-6600K
5,597 (-11.5%)
Intel Core i5-4590 @ 3.30GHz vs Intel Core i5-6600K
5,367 (-15.1%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X vs Intel Core i5-6600K
6,968 (+10.2%)
Intel Core i3-9100F @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i5-6600K
6,752 (+6.8%)
Intel Core i3-8100 @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i5-6600K
6,145 (-2.8%)
Intel Core i5-6500 @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i5-6600K
5,639 (-10.8%)
Intel Core i5-4670 @ 3.40GHz vs Intel Core i5-6600K
5,526 (-12.6%)

Is the Intel Core i5-6600K @ 3.50GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 25th of September 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,188
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,103
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,554
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,427
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,820
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,812
Intel Core i9-13900KF
7,535
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
7,237
Intel Core i9-13900
6,923
Intel Core i9-13900F
6,890
Intel Core i7-13700K
6,852
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
6,802
Intel Core i5-6600K @ 3.50GHz
1,153