ProductCore i5-6500Core i5-6600
Brand Intel Intel
Street Price (Approx) ~ $190
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# CPU Cores 44
Frequency (GHz) 3.2 GHz3.3 GHz
Cache (MB) 66
TDP (Watts) 65 W65 W
Product Segment DesktopDesktop
Status ReleasedReleased
Announced On 2015-06-012015-06-01
TechnicalsCore i5-6500Core i5-6600
Dimensions (2D) 37.5x37.5 mm37.5x37.5 mm
Conflict Free? 11
# CPU Cores 44
Threads/Core 44
Frequency (GHz) 3.2 GHz3.3 GHz
Turbo Frequency (GHz) 3.6 GHz3.9 GHz
Cache (MB) 66
Instructions Width (bits) 6464
Instructions Extensions SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Lithography Process (nm) 14 nm14 nm
TDP (Watts) 65 W65 W
Max RAM 64 GB64 GB
RAM Types DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35VDDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
# Memory Channels 22
Memory Bandwidth (GB/Sec) 34.1GB/s34.1GB/s
Max CPU / Package 11
PCI-E Version 33
PCI-E Configurations Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI-E Max Lanes # 1616
Compatible Sockets FCLGA1151FCLGA1151
Intel Turbo Boost Version 22
Intel V-Pro YesYes
Intel Hyper-Thread NoNo
Intel Virtualization (VTX) YesYes
Intel Directed I/O (VTD) YesYes
Intel Ext. Page Tables (EPT) YesYes
Intel TSX Sync. Extensions YesYes
Intel 64 YesYes
Idle States YesYes
Thermal MonitoringTech. YesYes
Intel ID Protect YesYes
Intel SIPP YesYes
Intel SMB Advantage YesYes
Intel AES New Instructions YesYes
Intel Secure Key YesYes
Intel OS Guard YesYes
Trusted Execution YesYes
Execution Disable YesYes

 

Intel Core i5-6500 vs. Intel Core i5-6600 Specs & Speed Benchmarks

CPU Speed

These tests are designed to stress the CPU components of the processor

Geekbench 4 Multi, Higher is better

Geekbench 4 Single, Higher is better

Memory Bandwidth (GB/Sec), Higher is better

 

Performance/Price (Value)

Some of the same tests as above, but shown as a relation to the price. This shows what performance you get for each additional dollar spent. The higher the score, and the more value you get for your money

Geekbench 4 Multi / Price, Higher is better