Intel Core i5-6600 vs AMD FX-8150

Intel Core i5-6600
AMD FX-8150

General info

Comparing Core i5-6600 and FX-8150 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
8.95
 
5.85
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
Intel Core i5
 
n/d
Achitecture codename
Skylake
 
Zambezi
Release date
1 September 2015
 
October 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
$224
 
n/d
Price now
$256
 
$384

Technical specs

Core i5-6600 and FX-8150 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-6600 and FX-8150 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
8
Number of threads
4
 
8
Maximum frequency
3.9 GHz
 
4.2 GHz
FSB
4 × 8 GT / s
 
n/d
L1 cache
256 KB
 
384 KB
L2 cache
1 MB
 
8192 KB
L3 cache
6 MB (shared)
 
8192 KB
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
32 nm
Die size
122 mm2
 
315 mm2
Maximum core temperature
71 °C
 
61 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
n/d
Transistor count
n/d
 
1200 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
-
 
+
P0 Vcore voltage
n/d
 
Min: 1.0125 V - Max: 1.4125 V

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-6600 and FX-8150 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
FCLGA1151
 
AM3+
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
125 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-6600 and FX-8150. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
n/d
AES-NI
+
 
+
FMA
-
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
+
 
n/d
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
n/d
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
n/d
Hyper-Threading
-
 
n/d
TSX
+
 
-
Idle States
+
 
n/d
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
SIPP
+
 
-

Security technologies

Core i5-6600 and FX-8150 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
n/d
EDB
+
 
n/d
Secure Key
+
 
n/d
MPX
+
 
-
Identity Protection
+
 
-
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
n/d
OS Guard
+
 
n/d

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-6600 and FX-8150 are enumerated here.
AMD-V
-
 
+
VT-d
+
 
n/d
VT-x
+
 
n/d
EPT
+
 
n/d

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-6600 and FX-8150.
Supported memory types
DDR4-1866, DDR4-2133, DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
 
DDR3
Maximum memory size
64 GB
 
n/d
Max memory channels
2
 
n/d
Maximum memory bandwidth
34.1 GB / s
 
n/d

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i5-6600 and FX-8150.
Integrated graphics
 
n/d
Graphics max frequency
1.15 GHz
 
n/d
Max video memory
64 GB
 
n/d
Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video
+
 
n/d
Clear Video HD
+
 
n/d
InTru 3D
+
 
n/d

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-6600 and FX-8150 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
n/d
eDP
+
 
n/d
DisplayPort
+
 
-
HDMI
+
 
-
DVI
+
 
n/d

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i5-6600 and FX-8150 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
+
 
n/d
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@24Hz
 
n/d
Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
n/d
Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 
n/d
Max resolution over VGA
N / A
 
n/d

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i5-6600 and FX-8150 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
n/d
OpenGL
4.5
 
n/d

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-6600 and FX-8150.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
n / a
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
n/d

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-6600 and FX-8150. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i5-6600 24.46 +2%
FX-8150 23.99

Passmark

i5-6600 7781 +1.9%
FX-8150 7634

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

i5-6600 6880 +12.4%
FX-8150 6120

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i5-6600 and FX-8150. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
6.3 Mh/s
 
n/d

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-6600 and FX-8150 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i5-6600

2% faster in synthetic tests
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 125 watts)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)
TransactionalSynchronizationExtensionVersion
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
SIPP
MemoryProtectionExtensionsVersion
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

Advantages of AMD FX-8150

AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
Unlocked
FMA4

So, Core i5-6600 or FX-8150?

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