CPU comparikid via benchmarks

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Intel Core i5-6600 Intel Core i7-6700
Intel Core i5 Family Intel Core i7
Intel Core i 6000 CPU group Intel Core i 6000
6 Generation 6
Skylake S Architecture Skylake S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
Intel Core i5-7600 Successor Intel Core i7-7700

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CPU Cores and also Base Frequency

4 Cores 4
4 Threads 8
3.30 GHz Frequency 3.40 GHz
3.90 GHz Turbo (1 Core) 4.00 GHz
3.60 GHz Turbo (All Cores) 3.70 GHz
normal Core architecture normal
No Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No

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Internal Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 530 GPU Intel HD Graphics 530
0.35 GHz GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
1.15 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.15 GHz
9 GPU Generation 9
14 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
24 Execution units 24
192 Shader 192
64 GB Max. GPU Memory 64 GB
12 DirectX Version 12

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Hardware codec support

Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
Decode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VP9 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

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Memory & PCIe

DDR3-1600, DDR4-2133 Memory
64 GB Max. Memory 64 GB
2 Memory channels 2
No ECC No
L2 Cache
6.00 MB L3 Cache 8.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 16

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Thermal Management

65 W TDP (PL1) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

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Technical details

14 nm Technology 14 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction collection (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
LGA 1151 Socket LGA 1151
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q3/2015 Release date Q3/2015
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