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The Reviewed CPUs

In the tables below, we compare the main features of the CPUs included in our review.

CPU Cores HT IGP Internal Clock Turbo Clock Core Tech. TDP Socket Price
Core i3-7100 2 Yes Yes 3.9 GHz Kaby Lake 14 nm 51 W LGA1151 USD 120
Core i3-6100 2 Yes Yes 3.7 GHz Skylake 14 nm 51 W LGA1151 USD 120
Core i5-7600K 4 No Yes 3.8 GHz 4.2 GHz Kaby Lake 14 nm 91 W LGA1151 USD 240
Core i5-6500 4 No Yes 3.2 GHz 3.6 GHz Skylake 14 nm 65 W LGA1151 USD 205

Below you can see the memory configuration for each CPU.

CPU L2 Cache L3 Cache Memory Support Memory Channels
Core i3-7100 2 x 256 kiB 3 MiB Up to DDR4-2133 or DDR3L-1600 2
Core i3-6100 2 x 256 kiB 3 MiB Up to DDR4-2133 or DDR3L-1600 2
Core i5-7600K 4 x 256 kiB 6 MiB Up to DDR4-2133 or DDR3L-1600 2
Core i5-6500 4 x 256 kiB 6 MiB Up to DDR4-2133 or DDR3L-1600 2