Intel Core i5 7600K vs i5 10600K

We compared two desktop CPUs: the 3.8 GHz Intel Core i5 7600K with 4-cores against the 4.1 GHz i5 10600K with 6-cores. 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 10600K and 7600K
Advantages of Intel Core i5 7600K
  • Consumes up to 27% less energy than the Core i5 10600K – 91 vs 125 Watt
Advantages of Intel Core i5 10600K
  • Newer - released 3-years and 4-months later
  • Has 6 MB larger L3 cache size
  • Unlocked multiplier
  • Supports up to 128 GB DDR4-2666 RAM
  • Has 2 more physical cores
  • 27% faster in a single-core Geekbench v5 test - 1350 vs 1059 points
  • Around 5.84 GB/s (16%) higher theoretical memory bandwidth
  • 14% higher Turbo Boost frequency (4.8 GHz vs 4.2 GHz)


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)
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Full technical specification of Intel Core i5 7600K and i5 10600K


Vendor Intel Intel
Released January 3, 2017 May 1, 2020
Type Desktop Desktop
instruction set x86-64 x86-64
Codename Kaby Lake Comet Lake
Model number i5-7600K i5-10600K
Socket LGA-1151 LGA-1200
Integrated GPU HD Graphics 630 UHD Graphics 630


Cores 4 6
Threads 4 12
Base Frequency 3.8 GHz 4.1 GHz
Turbo Boost Frequency 4.2 GHz 4.8 GHz
Bus frequency 100 MHz 100 MHz
Multiplier 38x 41x
Bus Bandwidth 8 GT/s 8 GT/s
L1 Cache 256K (per core) 64K (per core)
L2 Cache 256K (per core) 256K (per core)
L3 Cache 6MB (shared) 12MB (shared)
Unlocked Multiplier No Yes


Fabrication process 14 nm 14 nm
TDP 91 W 125 W
Max. temperature 100°C 100°C


Integrated Graphics Intel HD Graphics 630 Intel UHD Graphics 630
GPU Base Clock 350 MHz 350 MHz
GPU Boost Clock 1150 MHz 1200 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 DDR4-2400, DDR3L-1600 DDR4-2666
Memory Size 64 GB 128 GB
Max. Memory Channels 2 2
Max. Memory Bandwidth 35.76 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
ECC Support No No


Official site Intel Core i5 7600K official page Intel Core i5 10600K official page
PCI Express Version 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Lanes 16 16
Extended instructions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX-2 -

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