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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 compare3.5 - 3.9 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6500 compare3.2 - 3.6 GHz4 / 46 MB
» Intel Core i5-6600T2.7 - 3.5 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6400 compare2.7 - 3.3 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6500T compare2.5 - 3.1 GHz4 / 46 MB
Intel Core i5-6400T compare2.2 - 2.8 GHz4 / 46 MB
Clock Rate2700 - 3500 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache6 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
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
Architecturex86
Starting Price$192 U.S.
Announcement Date08/05/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 6600T

Benchmarks

Cinebench R11.5 - Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64 Bit
min: 5.28     avg: 5.6     median: 5.6 (11%)     max: 5.88 Points
WinRAR - WinRAR 4.0
min: 3148     avg: 3151     median: 3151 (20%)     max: 3154 points
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - x264 Pass 2
min: 32.59     avg: 33.4     median: 33.4 (15%)     max: 34.3 fps
3DMark 06 - CPU - 3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 5831     avg: 6276     median: 6275.5 (35%)     max: 6720 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 11     avg: 16.5     median: 16.5 (4%)     max: 22 s
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 24     avg: 51     median: 51 (2%)     max: 78 s
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M - Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 575     avg: 935     median: 934.5 (4%)     max: 1294 s
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- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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Reviews for the Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 6600T processor

Nexoc B519 N350DW (Intel HD Graphics 530, 15.60")
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Other CPUs of the series Core i5 (Desktop)

» Intel Core i5-6600K
   4x 3.5 GHz - 3.9 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4590
   4x 3.3 GHz - 3.7 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3570K
   4x 3.4 GHz - 3.8 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6500
   4x 3.2 GHz - 3.6 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3550
   4x 3.3 GHz - 3.7 GHz
» Intel Core i5-3470
   4x 3.2 GHz - 3.6 GHz
» Intel Core i5-2500K
   4x 3.3 GHz - 3.7 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6600T
   4x 2.7 GHz - 3.5 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4460
   4x 3.2 GHz - 3.4 GHz
» Intel Core i5-4430
   4x 3 GHz - 3.2 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6400
   4x 2.7 GHz - 3.3 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6500T
   4x 2.5 GHz - 3.1 GHz
» Intel Core i5-2400
   4x 3.1 GHz - 3.4 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6400T
   4x 2.2 GHz - 2.8 GHz
» Intel Core i5-750
   4x 2.66 GHz - 3.2 GHz

Surrounding CPUs

+ Intel Core i5-3550
   4x 3.3 GHz - 3.7 GHz
+ Intel Core i5-3470
   4x 3.2 GHz - 3.6 GHz
+ AMD FX-8350
   8x 4 GHz - 4.2 GHz
+ Intel Core i7-975
   4x 3.33 GHz - 3.6 GHz
+ Intel Core i5-2500K
   4x 3.3 GHz - 3.7 GHz
» Intel Core i5-6600T
   4x 2.7 GHz - 3.5 GHz
- Intel Core i5-4460
   4x 3.2 GHz - 3.4 GHz
- AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
   4x 3.5 GHz - 3.7 GHz
- AMD Ryzen 3 1200
   4x 3.1 GHz - 3.4 GHz
- Intel Core i5-7500T
   4x 2.7 GHz - 3.3 GHz
- Intel Core i5-4430
   4x 3 GHz - 3.2 GHz
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2016-06- 7)