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Intel Core i5 10600K vs i5 10600

We compared two 6-core desktop CPUs: the 4.1 GHz Intel Core i5 10600K against the 3.3 GHz i5 10600. On this page, you'll find out which processor has better performance in benchmarks, games and other useful information.


General overview and comparison of the processors
Single-Core Performance
Performance in single-threaded apps and benchmarks
Measure performance when all cores are involved
Power Efficiency
The efficiency score of electricity consumption
NanoReview Final Score
Generic CPU rating

Key Differences

What are the key differences between 10600 and 10600K
Advantages of Intel Core i5 10600K
  • Unlocked multiplier
Advantages of Intel Core i5 10600
  • Consumes up to 48% less energy than the Core i5 10600K – 65 vs 125 Watt


Comparing the performance of CPUs in benchmarks
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)
Passmark CPU (Single-Core)
Passmark CPU (Multi-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)


Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 10600K and i5 10600


Vendor Intel Intel
Released May 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Launch price 262 USD 213 USD
Type Desktop Desktop
Codename Comet Lake Comet Lake
Model number i5-10600K i5-10600
Socket BGA-1200 BGA-1200
Integrated GPU UHD Graphics 630 UHD Graphics 630


Cores 6 6
Threads 12 12
Base Frequency 4.1 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.8 GHz 4.8 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 41x 33x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s 8 GT/s
L1 Cache 64K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 256K (per core) 256K (per core)
L3 Cache 12MB (shared) 12MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier Yes No


Fabrication process 14 nm 14 nm
TDP 125 W 65 W
Max. temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 Intel UHD Graphics 630
GPU Base Clock 350 MHz 350 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1000 MHz 1000 MHz
Shading Units 192 192
TMUs 24 24
ROPs 3 3
Execution Units 24 24
TGP 15 W 15 W
Max. Resolution 4096x2304 - 60 Hz 4096x2304 - 60 Hz

Memory support

Memory types DDR4-2666 DDR4-2666
Memory Size 128 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 41.6 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Core i5 10600K official page Intel Core i5 10600 official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 16

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So which CPU will you choose: Intel Core i5 10600 or i5 10600K?
It’s me 04 August 2020 12:41
I will choose the non-k version. Thank you for the benchmark tests. Great website!
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