Intel Core i5-6600 Skylake Review & Specifications

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

by Intel

Videos, crisper. Gaming, more versatile. Performance, more efficient. With Intel® Core™ i5 processor, your systems and devices work smarter than ever so you can work more effectively than ever with an automatic burst of speed when you need it with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology. With built-in technology like Intel® RealSense™ technology that allows you to interact with your device with just a gesture and revolutionary 3D scanning, computing just got a little bit more human. With built-in Iris™ graphics, watch 4K video on multiple screens, create eye-popping content faster and play seamlessly in 3D. Your experience truly comes to life on screen with 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processors.

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Specs Overview

Socket LGA1151
Integrated Graphics HD Graphics 530
CPU Cores 4
CPU Clock Rate 3300MHz
TDP 65W
Includes CPU Cooler

Pros

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

Cons

  • Not much faster than Haswell

Score Pangoly

92

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Specifications

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Essentials
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

No
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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Performance
# of Cores 4
# of Threads 4
Processor Base Frequency 3.3 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency 3.9 GHz
TDP 65 W

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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

No

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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)‡ [email protected]
Max Resolution (DP)‡ [email protected]
Max Resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel)‡ [email protected]
Max Resolution (VGA)‡ N/A
DirectX* Support 12
OpenGL* Support 4.4
Intel® Quick Sync Video

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

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

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

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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

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

Yes
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology

No
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)

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

Yes
Intel® TSX-NI Yes
Intel® 64

Yes
Idle States Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology

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

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Intel® Data Protection Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions

Yes
Secure Key Yes

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Intel® Platform Protection Technology
OS Guard Yes
Trusted Execution Technology

Yes
Execute Disable Bit Yes
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