Intel Core i5-6600K vs Intel Core i5-7500

                         

Bottom line: Which one is better?

Bottom line: Intel Core i5-7500 is a better processor than Intel Core i5-6600K

By reviewing i5-7500 vs i5-6600K, the following features prove that Intel Core i5-7500 is a better processor than Intel Core i5-6600K; 267MHz higher RAM speed, 128KB L1 cache, 26W lower TDP, 0.05MB/core more L2 cache per core, 402 higher PassMark result, 4.3GB/s more memory bandwidth, 1 higher PassMark result (single) and has Tri-Gate transistors.

Intel Core i5-6600K vs Intel Core i5-7500: GENERAL INFO

 Under general info of i5-6600K vs i5-7500, we can compare the two by the following features;

GPU speed; Intel core i5-6600K has 350MHz GPU speed which is the same with Intel Core i5-7500;

DirectX version; Intel Core i5-6600K and Intel Core i5-7500 have DirectX version of 12 each.

Supports 64-bit; Intel Core i5-6600K and Intel Core i5-7500 support 64-bit.

Thermal Design Power (TDP); Intel Core i5-6600K has 91W while Intel Core i5-7500 has 65W.

GPU turbo; Intel Core i5-6600K has 1150MHz whereas Intel Core i5-7500 has 1100MHz.

Semiconductor size; Intel Core i5-6600K has 14nm, the same size with Intel Core i5-7500.

Bottom line: Intel Core i5-7500 has lower TDP whereas Intel Core i5-6600K has more GPU turbo which makes it better.

Intel Core i5-6600K vs Intel Core i5-7500: PERFORMANCE

In terms of performance, we compare the features of 7500 vs i5-6600K as follows;

CPU speed; Intel Core i5-6600K has 4 × 3.5GHz whereas Intel Core i5-7500 has 4 × 3.4GHz.

L2 cache; Intel Core i5-6600K has 1MB which is the same with Intel Core i5-7500.

L3 cache; Intel Core i5-6600K and Intel Core i5-7500 have each 6MB.

CPU threads; Intel Core i5-6600K and Intel Core i5-7500 have each 4 CPU threads.

L1 cache; Intel Core i5-6600K has 128KB whereas Intel Core i5-7500 has 256KB.

L2 core; Intel Core i5-6600K has 0.2MB/core whereas Intel Core i5-7500 has 0.25MB/core.

Bottom line: Intel Core i5-7500 is better in performance.

Intel Core i5-6600K vs Intel Core i5-7500: MEMORY

RAM speed; Intel Core i5-6600K has 2133MHz whereas Intel Core i5-7500 has 2400MHz.

Maximum memory bandwidth; Intel Core i5-6600K has 34.1GB/s whereas Intel Core i5-7500 has 38.4GB/s.

Memory channels; Intel Core i5-6600K and Intel Core i5-7500 have each 2 channels.

Maximum memory size; Intel Core i5-6600K and Intel Core i5-7500 have each 64GB.

Bus transfer rate; Intel Core i5-6600K and Intel Core i5-7500 have 8GT/s bus transfer rate each.

Bottom line: Intel Core i5-7500 is a better processor in terms of memory as it has more maximum memory bandwidth.

Intel Core i5-6600K vs Intel Core i5-7500: KEY FEATURES

The key features of Intel 15-6600K vs i5-6500 include; dynamic frequency scaling, have AES, supports hardware-assisted virtualization and has AVX. Intel Core i5-7500 has Tri-Gate transistors unlike Intel Core i5-6600K.

Bottom line: Intel Core i5-7500 is a better device in terms of key features with Tri-Gate transistors.

Intel Core i5-6600K vs Intel Core i5-7500: BENCHMARKS

PassMark result; Intel Core i5-6600K has 7799 whereas Intel Core i5-7500 has 8201.

PassMark result (single); Intel Core i5-6600K has 2129 whereas Intel Core i5-7500 has 8201.

Bottom line: Intel Core i5-7500 is a better processor as it has a better benchmark than Intel Core i5-6600K.

Conclusion

Overall review of both the processors evidently puts Intel Core i5-7500 on top with outstanding features.