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Intel Core i5-6600T

The Intel Core i5-6600T is a frugal quad-core desktop processor based on the Skylake architecture, which was announced in August 2015. The CPU, which is manufactured in a 14 nm process, runs at 2.7-3.5 GHz and does not support Hyperthreading (only 4 threads simultaneously).

Architecture

Intel uses Skylake to replace both Broadwell as well as Haswell and therefore uses one core design for all TDP classes between 4.5-45 Watts. Several improvements of the Skylake architecture include bigger Out-to-Order-Buffer, optimizations for pre-fetching as well as bigger gains by Hyperthreading. However, the changes are small for a "Tock" – a new micro architecture – in general, so the per-MHz performance is only between 5-10 % (compared to Haswell) or less than 5 % higher (compared to Broadwell), respectively.

Performance

The performance should be similar to the old Core i5-2500K desktop processor (but at a much lower TDP) as well as the mobile Core i5-6440HQ (100 MHz lower base clock and GPU Turbo clock, 10 Watts higher TDP).

Graphics

Graphics are handled by the integrated Intel HD Graphics 530 with 24 EUs (Execution Units), which is clocked at 350 - 1150 MHz. Compared to the HD Graphics 4600 (Haswell, 20 EUs), the performance is increased by around 25 percent. The overall GPU performance is still low-end, so modern games can, if at all, only be played smoothly with low settings.

Power Consumption

Intel specifies the TDP with 35 Watts, so it can also be used in notebooks (although bigger ones).

SeriesIntel Core i5 (Desktop)
CodenameSkylake
Series: Core i5 (Desktop) Skylake
Intel Core i5-6600K (compare)3500 - 3900 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6500 (compare)3200 - 3600 MHz4 / 46 MB
» Intel Core i5-6600T2700 - 3500 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6500T (compare)2500 - 3100 MHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6400T (compare)2200 - 2800 MHz4 / 46 MB
Clock Rate2700 - 3500 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache6 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)35 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
SocketFCLGA1151
FeaturesDDR3(L)-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro
GPUIntel HD Graphics 530 (350 - 1100 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$192 U.S.
Announcement Date08/05/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 6600T

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 418     avg: 464.5     median: 464.5 (22%)     max: 511 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 135     avg: 138     median: 138 (71%)     max: 141 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 5.28     avg: 5.6     median: 5.6 (23%)     max: 5.88 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 5234     avg: 5354.5     median: 5354.5 (68%)     max: 5475 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 16473     avg: 17622.5     median: 17622.5 (35%)     max: 18772 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 318.86     avg: 323.1     median: 323.1 (4%)     max: 327.25 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 3148     avg: 3151     median: 3151 (37%)     max: 3154 KB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 32.59     avg: 33.5     median: 33.4 (20%)     max: 34.3 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 160.08     avg: 163.9     median: 163.9 (70%)     max: 167.7 fps
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.291     avg: 0.3     median: 0.3 (17%)     max: 0.294 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.491     avg: 0.5     median: 0.5 (23%)     max: 0.494 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 2.8     avg: 2.9     median: 2.9 (24%)     max: 2.9 GB/s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 11     avg: 16.5     median: 16.5 (4%)     max: 22 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 575     avg: 934.5     median: 934.5 (4%)     max: 1294 Seconds
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
49853 Points (32%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
4769 Points (12%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
6686 Points (30%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 9886     avg: 10463     median: 10463 (34%)     max: 11040 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3473     avg: 3528     median: 3528 (76%)     max: 3583 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 10304     avg: 10943     median: 10943 (29%)     max: 11582 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 3667     avg: 3700.5     median: 3700.5 (78%)     max: 3734 Points
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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i5 (Desktop)

» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 7600K
   3.8 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 7500
   3.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 6600K
   3.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 4590
   3.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 3570K
   3.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 6500
   3.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 3550
   3.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 3470
   3.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 2500K
   3.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 6600T
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 4460
   3.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 4430
   3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 6500T
   2.5 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 2400
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 6400T
   2.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 750
   2.66 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i7 3615QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 3610QM
   2.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- AMD FX-Series (Desktop) FX-8350
   4 GHz / 8 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 975
   3.33 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 2500K
   3.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 6600T
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
+ Intel Core i7 8650U
   1.9 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i5 6440HQ
   2.6 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i5 7300HQ
   2.5 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 4460
   3.2 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i7 3632QM
   2.2 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2016-06- 7)