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Intel Core i5-6600K vs Apple A7

Intel Core i5-6600K on Amazon USA
Apple A7 on Amazon USA

Comparison of the technical characteristics between the processors, with the Intel Core i5-6600K on one side and the Apple A7 on the other side. The first is dedicated to the desktop sector, It has 4 cores, 4 threads, a maximum frequency of 3.9GHz. The second is used on the smartphone segment, it has a total of 2 cores, 2 threads, its turbo frequency is set to 1.4 GHz. The following table also compares the lithography, the number of transistors (if indicated), the amount of cache memory, the maximum RAM memory capacity, the type of memory accepted, the date of first broadcast, the maximum number of PCIe lines, the values ​​obtained in Geekbench 4 and Cinebench R15, as well as an average price.


Processor Intel Core i5-6600K Apple A7
Market Desktop Smartphone
Family Skylake Ax
Part number(s), S-Spec BXC80662I56600K,
Release date Q3 2015 Q3 2013
Lithography 14 nm 28 nm
Transistors 1,350,000,000 1,000,000,000
Cores 4 2
Threads 4 2
Base frequency 3.5 GHz 1.4 GHz
Turbo frequency 3.9 GHz -
Energy cores - 2x Cyclone @ 1.4 GHz
Cache memory 6 MB 4 MB
Max memory capacity 64 GB 1 GB
Memory types DDR4-1866/2133,
DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
TDP 91 W 5 W
GPU integrated graphics Intel HD Graphics 530 Imagination PowerVR G6430
GPU execution units 24 4
GPU shading units 192 64
GPU clock rate 1,050 MHz 600 MHz
GPU FP32 floating point 403.2 GFLOPS 153.6 GFLOPS
(Mac OS X 64-bit | iOS 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 single core
5,147 1,210
(Mac OS X 64-bit | iOS 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 multi-core
15,152 2,076
GFLOPS performance
(Multi-core / price performance)
Performance / price ratio
72 pts / $ 23 pts / $
(Multi-core / watt performance)
Performance / watt ratio
167 pts / W 415 pts / W
(Multi-core / global cost performance)
Performance / global cost ratio
32 pts / $ 20 pts / $
Note 4.7 / 5 3.4 / 5
Reviews 1,384 5,389
Amazon Intel Core i5-6600K Apple A7
New price on Amazon
$210 $90
Used price on Amazon
$170 -
eBay Intel Core i5-6600K Apple A7
New price on eBay
$280 $130
Used price on eBay
$150 $60

Price: prices can change over time. For technical reasons, they are not updated in real time. This is only an average of the results on the first page of each product, whether new or used. Shipping costs have not been integrated. To know the final price of the product, please go to the form of the shop. If no price is indicated, it means that we did not find any offers during the last update.

We can better compare what are the technical differences between the two processors. The processor Intel Core i5-6600K has more cores, the maximum frequency of Intel Core i5-6600K is greater, that the thermal dissipation power of Apple A7 is less. The Intel Core i5-6600K was designed earlier.

Ratios: we first consider the average for the new price if available, the average for the used price otherwise. Performance / global cost ratio: This is the ratio of performance on Geekbench 4, divided by the cost of the product + the cost of electricity over 5 years for a duration of use of 13 hours per day.

Performances :

Performance comparison between the two processors, for this we consider the results generated on benchmark software such as Geekbench 4.

There are still no results in the benchmark platforms for at least one of these processors. Please come back later.

Mobiles with the processor Apple A7:

Apple iPhone 5s

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