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Intel Core i5-6600K VS. Intel Core i7-7700K
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Intel Core i5-6600K vs. Intel Core i7-7700K

September 12, 2019
                         
Bottom line: Which one is better?

Review of i5-6600K vs i7-7700K puts Intel Core i7-7700K above Intel Core i5-6600K because it has 20% faster CPU speed, 267MHz higher RAM speed, 4 more CPU threads, 128KB bigger L1 cache, 0.6GHz higher turbo clock speed, 0.05MB/core more L2 cache per core, 4508 higher PassMark result and 2MB bigger L3 cache.

GENERAL INFO

GPU clock speed; Intel Core i5-6600K has 350MHz, the same GPU clock speed as Intel Core i7-7700K.

DirectX version; Intel Core i5-6600K and Intel Core i7-7700K have 12 DirectX versions.

Thermal Design Power (TDP); Intel Core i5-6600K has the same TDP as Intel Core i7-7700K (91W)

Supports 64-BIT; Intel Core i5-6600K and Intel Core i7-7700K support 64-bits.

Semiconductor size; Intel Core i5-6600K has 14nm as well as Intel core i7-7700K.

GPU turbo; the two processors have each 1150MHz.

Bottom Line general info
Intel Core i5-6600K and Intel Core i7-7700K have the same general info.
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PERFORMANCE

CPU speed; Intel Core i5-6600K has 4 × 3.5GHz whereas Intel Core i7-7700K has 4 × 4.2GHz.

L2 cache; Intel Core i5-6600K has 1MB the same as Intel Core i7-7700K.

L3 cache; Intel Core i5-6600K has 6MB whereas Intel Core i7-7700K has 8MB.

CPU threads; Intel Core i5-6600K has 4 CPU threads compared to 8 of Intel Core i7-7700K.

L1 cache; Intel Core i5-6600K has 128KB while Intel Core i7-7700K has 256KB.

L2 Core; Intel Core i5-6600K has 0.2MB/core whereas Intel Core i7-7700K has 0.25MB/core.

Bottom Line performance
Intel Core i7-7700K is better in performance than Intel Core i5-6600K as it has bigger L3 cache and has more L2 cache per core.
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MEMORY

RAM speed; Intel Core i5-6600K has 2133MHz whereas Intel Core i7-7700K has 2400MHz.

Maximum memory bandwidth; Intel Core i5-6600K has 34.1GB/s while Intel Core i7-7700K has 38.4GB/s.

Memory channels; Intel Core i5-6600K has 2 memory channels the same as Intel Core i7-7700K.

Maximum memory size; the two processors have maximum memory sizes of 64GB each.

Bus transfer rate; Intel Core i5-6600K has 8GT/s the same as Intel Core i7-7700K.

Bottom Line memory
Intel Core i7-7700K is a better device in terms of memory as it a faster RAM speed and its maximum memory bandwidth is higher.
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KEY FEATURES

This review of key features of Intel Core i5-6600K and Intel Core i7-7700K shows that both processors have the following key features in common; dynamic frequency scaling, has AES, supports hardware-assisted virtualization and have AVX. However, Intel Core i7-7700K has two additional features as it uses hyperthreading technology and has Tri-Gate transistors.

Bottom Line key features
Intel Core i5-6600K uses the hyperthreading technology and has tri-gate transistors that make it a better processor.
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BECHMARKS

PassMark result; Intel Core i5-6600K has 7799 while Intel Core i7-7700 K has 12307.

PassMark result (single); Intel Core i5-6600K has 2129 whereas Intel Core i7-7700K has 2598.

GeekBench result; Intel Core i5-6600K has 20939 whereas Intel Core i7-7700K has 5690.

Bottom Line benchmarks
Intel Core i7-7700K has a better benchmark than Intel Core i5-6600K.
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Conclusion

Looking at the memory, key features and benchmarks of the two processors, it is evident that Intel Core i7-7700K is a better processor to have.

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