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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 per CPU Package:
L1 Instruction Cache: 4 x 32 KB
L1 Data Cache: 4 x 32 KB
L2 Cache: 4 x 256 KB
L3 Cache: 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: 87.76

Overall Rank: 1543

Last Price Change: $72.00 USD (2024-06-11)

Average CPU Mark
rating
6318

Single Thread Rating: 2326
Samples: 6430*
*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 Math16,422 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math14,074 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers31 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting10,627 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption1,841 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression86,398 KBytes/Sec
Physics509 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions7,491 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread2,326 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 13th of June 2024.

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

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 7th of June 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 7th of June 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

MerchantPricePurchase
Amazon.com$112.87 USDBuy Now!
NewEgg.com$89.00 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 13th of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,297
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,398
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
39,173
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,626
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,030
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,904
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,305
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,762
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,501
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,179
Intel Core i5-6600K @ 3.50GHz
6,318
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 13th of June 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
208.98
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
158.90
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
157.32
Intel Core i9-12900K
140.81
Intel Core i9-13900K
128.59
Intel Core i5-6600K @ 3.50GHz
87.76
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.66
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
53.37
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 13th of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,632
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,167
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,034
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,922
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,837
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,699
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
3,471
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,361
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,931
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,568
Intel Core i5-6600K @ 3.50GHz
2,326
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i5-6600K @ 3.50GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2119722 - Jun 09 2024 [Overclocked]
6467
BL2119079 - Jun 08 2024 [Overclocked]
7066
BL2118650 - Jun 07 2024
6611
BL2118170 - Jun 07 2024
6648
BL2116836 - Jun 05 2024
6421
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 13th of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i5-6600K @ 3.50GHz
6,318
Intel Core i5-6600 @ 3.30GHz vs Intel Core i5-6600K
6,051 (-4.2%)
Intel Core i5-6500 @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i5-6600K
5,629 (-10.9%)
Intel Core i5-6400 @ 2.70GHz vs Intel Core i5-6600K
5,169 (-18.2%)
AMD Ryzen 3 3200G vs Intel Core i5-6600K
7,134 (+12.9%)
Intel Core i5-7500 @ 3.40GHz vs Intel Core i5-6600K
6,032 (-4.5%)
Intel Core i5-7400 @ 3.00GHz vs Intel Core i5-6600K
5,472 (-13.4%)
Intel Core i5-4460 @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i5-6600K
4,885 (-22.7%)
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X vs Intel Core i5-6600K
6,970 (+10.3%)
Intel Core i5-4670K @ 3.40GHz vs Intel Core i5-6600K
5,565 (-11.9%)
Intel Core i5-6402P @ 2.80GHz vs Intel Core i5-6600K
5,380 (-14.8%)
Intel Core i5-4570 @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i5-6600K
5,223 (-17.3%)
Intel Core i5-3570 @ 3.40GHz vs Intel Core i5-6600K
4,926 (-22.0%)

Is the Intel Core i5-6600K @ 3.50GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 13th of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
9,442
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,272
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,050
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,552
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,395
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,134
Intel Core i9-14900KF
8,013
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,884
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,793
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,540
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,532
Intel Core i7-14700KF
7,521
Intel Core i5-6600K @ 3.50GHz
1,151