Product Comparison: AMD FX-8370 vs Intel Core i5-6600K


General Specifications
Brand
AMD
Intel
Model
FX-8370
i5-6600K
Origin
Taiwan
Package Size
Depth
5.9 in.
2.3 in.
Width
16.1 in.
3.9 in.
Height
23.4 in.
3.9 in.

AMD FX-8370

Intel Core i5-6600K

AMD FX-8370

Intel Core i5-6600K

AMD FX-8370

Intel Core i5-6600K

Details
Socket
AM3+
FCLGA1151
Lithography
32 nm
14 nm
Type of Processors
Desktop
Desktop
Code Name
Vishera
Skylake
Technical Specifications
CPU Cores
8
4
CPU Threads
8
4
Clock Speed
4 GHz
3.50 GHz
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz
3.90 GHz
Max TDP
125 W
91 W
Max Temperature
61 °C
64 °C
Data Width
64 bits
64 bits
Virtualization Technology
Yes
Yes

AMD FX-8370

Intel Core i5-6600K

AMD FX-8370

Intel Core i5-6600K

AMD FX-8370

Intel Core i5-6600K

AMD FX-8370

Intel Core i5-6600K

AMD FX-8370

Intel Core i5-6600K

What customers say about "Technical Specifications"
 
Intel Core i5-6600K Quad-core 3.50 GHz Socket H4 LGA-1151 Processor
  • All i can say is that you can run games in 4k at over 60 fps and OBS rendering at 1080 at 60fps. Running mine at 4.8 ghz on all cores.
  • When I use Core-temp its free download to look how safe temperature during the game and its seem okay with almost less then 40c (104f) and its very fast processor.
  • I've had no issues with gaming, software, or any other tasks running on my PC. Temperature sits at around 24-27 degrees C, not using stock cooler, and can take any of the games I've thrown at it.
  • I have owned this processor for 9 months. It is an excellent buy for the money. I have had very stable temperatures using a Hyper 212 Evo. Would recommend this to anyone upgrading on a budget.
  • Standard Intel processor. I have not overclocked or adjusted this CPU. The temperature runs around 40C when lightly loaded like now whilst writing this review and around 51C when I am running intense database search activities so I am very pleased with the performance.
Cache And Memory Specifications
L1 Cache Size
384 kB
64 kB
L2 Cache Size
8,192 kB
256 kB
L3 Cache Size
8,192 kB
6,144 kB
Memory Types
DDR3
DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600
Max Memory Channels
2
2
Max Memory Bandwidth
21 GB/s
34.1 GB/s
Max Memory Size
64 GB

AMD FX-8370

Intel Core i5-6600K

AMD FX-8370

Intel Core i5-6600K

What customers say about "Cache And Memory Specifications"
 
Intel Core i5-6600K Quad-core 3.50 GHz Socket H4 LGA-1151 Processor
  • Used this processor for my friends gaming build. Does the job great and is very fast and cool. Temps do not exceed 43 degrees Celsius on air cooling.
  • This processor very fast and easy to install, i like it. It worth it. I would recommend it. I am very satisfy with my purchase. I would buy it again. Thank you
  • I can't complain, this processor is fast and efficient. Right out of the box I was getting 3.9 Ghz without any overclock. Time will tell about its longevity, but so far no BSOD's. I do wish it was slightly more energy efficient.
  • New DDR4 memory has been a disappointment too (but finally improving in price and clock speed).
  • Also Skylake CPU is overall no faster than the previous generation. New DDR4 memory has been a disappointment too (but finally improving in price and clock speed).
Supported Technologies
Execute Disable Bit / Virus Protection
No
Yes
Turbo Boost / Turbo Core
Yes
2.0
Enhanced SpeedStep / PowerNow!
No
Yes
Hyper-Threading / HyperTransport
Yes
No
What customers say about "Supported Technologies"
 
Intel Core i5-6600K Quad-core 3.50 GHz Socket H4 LGA-1151 Processor
  • I had no need for hyperthreading so I did not boost to an i7. I am running this on an Asus motherboard with liquid cooling to the CPU and a Nvidia GTX 970. I primarily play World of Warcraft and while making use of a G sync monitor I am pulling about 1 billion frames per second.
  • Works like a charm. Runs real cool and got a good boost clock of 4.2 Ghz.
  • Great CPU. personal turbo boost isn't too great, but that's okay. I'll overclock it when I get a water cooler.
  • Amazing cpu for gaming. Super fast. Got mine OC'd stable at 4.5ghz on air cooling. Had an FX-8350 before this and what a huge difference. FX-8350 ran super hot compared to the i5-6600k. Huge performance boost in CPU heavy games over FX-8350.
  • I have been running this @ 4.5 GHZ for 2+ months with absolutely NO boost in voltage. Been running at that speed since I purchased it, rock solid stable - I also used Prime 95 for a few hours as well as Cine-bench to confirm stability.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
3 year(s)
3 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE

AMD FX-8370

Intel Core i5-6600K

Other Information
MSRP
146.19 $
242 - 243 $
Manufacturer Link
http://products.amd.com/en-us/search/CPU/AMD-FX-Series/AMD-FX-8-Core-Black-Edition/FX-8370/100
https://ark.intel.com/products/88191/Intel-Core-i5-6600K-Processor-6M-Cache-up-to-3_90-GHz
Date first available
September 1, 2014
April, 2015
Reviews
FAQ
Rating
Amazon
4.7
Walmart
5
Graphics Specifications
DirectX* Support
12
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI/VGA
Graphics Video Max Memory
64 GB
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1,150 MHz
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz
Processor Graphics
Intel® HD Graphics 530
What customers say about "Graphics Specifications"
 
Intel Core i5-6600K Quad-core 3.50 GHz Socket H4 LGA-1151 Processor
  • Its pretty fast, and the integrated graphics are doing wonder while I wait for my GPU to arrive!
  • Integrated graphics are actually doing pretty well. I am playing blade and soul with no gpu at high settings in 1080p and I get around 35-40 FPS.
  • At the time I bought this proccessor I didn't have a GPU so I was stuck with the integrated graphics for a while. At 1080p I was impressed with the performance of the HD 530 graphics.
  • Best i5 ever.. this thing is really fast every game i throw at it is getting destroyed right now i am using the onboard graphics
  • I have played Fallout 3 and Skyrim using the Intel HD graphics built into the CPU and I have been impressed (I figured I would try it just to see how it runs). However I am playing on a 1080p TV screen so its not as demanding as the high resolution monitors.

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