Intel Core i5-6600 Review & Specs

Intel Core i5-6600 Skylake Quad-Core 3.3 GHz Socket 1151 91W HD Graphics 530 BX80662I56600

Intel Core i5-6600 Skylake Quad-Core 3.3 GHz Socket 1151 91W HD Graphics 530 BX80662I56600

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Specifications Overview

Model BX80662I56600
Release Date September 2015

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Series Core i5 6th Gen
Core Name Skylake
Socket LGA1151
Integrated Graphics HD Graphics 530
CPU Cores 4
CPU Threads 4
CPU Clock Rate 3300MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 3900MHz
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB
Cache L3 6MB


  • Low power consumption under both idle and load
  • Great performance


  • Not much faster than Haswell

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  • +2%
    AMD Ryzen 5 2400G (106th) ► 4 Cores / 8 Threads - 3600MHz Base / 3900MHz Turbo - 65W
  • +2%
    AMD Ryzen 3 3200G (107th) ► 4 Cores / 4 Threads - 3600MHz Base / 4000MHz Turbo - 65W
  • +2%
    AMD Ryzen 5 1600X (108th) ► 6 Cores / 12 Threads - 3600MHz Base / 4000MHz Turbo - 95W
  • ~
    Intel Core i7-4790 (109th) ► 4 Cores / 8 Threads - 3600MHz Base / 4000MHz Turbo - 84W
  • ~
    AMD Ryzen 7 1800X (110th) ► 8 Cores / 16 Threads - 3600MHz Base / 4000MHz Turbo - 95W
  • Intel Core i5-6600 (110th) ► 4 Cores / 4 Threads - 3300MHz Base / 3900MHz Turbo - 91W
  • -2%
    AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (112th) ► 6 Cores / 12 Threads - 3400MHz Base / 3900MHz Turbo - 65W
  • -3%
    Intel Core i5-4670K (113th) ► 4 Cores / 4 Threads - 3400MHz Base / 0MHz Turbo - 84W
  • -4%
    Intel Core i3-6100 (114th) ► 2 Cores / 4 Threads - 3700MHz Base / 0MHz Turbo - 51W
  • -4%
    Intel Celeron G5920 (114th) ► 2 Cores / 2 Threads - 3500MHz Base / 0MHz Turbo - 58W
  • -5%
    Intel Core i3-8100 (116th) ► 4 Cores / 4 Threads - 3600MHz Base / 0MHz Turbo - 65W

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Status Launched
Launch Date Q3'15
Processor Number i5-6600
Intel® Smart Cache 6 MB
DMI3 8 GT/s
Instruction Set 64-bit
Instruction Set Extensions SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options Available

Lithography 14 nm
Scalability 1S Only
Thermal Solution Specification PCG 2015C (65W)
Recommended Customer Price BOX : $224.00
TRAY: $213.00
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# of Cores 4
# of Threads 4
Processor Base Frequency 3.3 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency 3.9 GHz
TDP 65 W


Memory Specifications
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type) 64 GB
Memory Types DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Max # of Memory Channels 2
Max Memory Bandwidth 34.1 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported



Graphics Specifications
Processor Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 530
Graphics Base Frequency 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency 1.15 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory 1.7 GB
Graphics Output eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
4K Support Yes, at 60Hz
Max Resolution (Intel® WiDi)‡ 1080p
Max Resolution (HDMI 1.4)‡ 4096x2304@24Hz
Max Resolution (DP)‡ 4096x2304@60Hz
Max Resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel)‡ 4096x2304@60Hz
Max Resolution (VGA)‡ N/A
DirectX* Support 12
OpenGL* Support 4.4
Intel® Quick Sync Video

Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology Yes
Intel® Insider™ Yes
Intel® Wireless Display

Intel® Clear Video HD Technology Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology Yes
# of Displays Supported 3
Device ID 0x1912


Expansion Options
PCI Express Revision 3.0
PCI Express Configurations Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes 16


Package Specifications
Max CPU Configuration 1
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography 14 nm
Sockets Supported FCLGA1151
Low Halogen Options Available See MDDS


Advanced Technologies
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Intel® vPro Technology

Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology

Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)

Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)

Intel® TSX-NI Yes
Intel® 64

Idle States Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology

Thermal Monitoring Technologies Yes
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage Yes


Intel® Data Protection Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions

Secure Key Yes


Intel® Platform Protection Technology
OS Guard Yes
Trusted Execution Technology

Execute Disable Bit Yes

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