CPU & Memory Performance
As you might expect, the i5 6600K’s synthetic performance isn’t a match for the i7’s additional threads. However, the numbers are less pronounced than you might expect and illustrate the CPU’s power when overclocked.
Rather surprisingly, the Skylake-based i5 performed slightly worse than its predecessor at an identical frequency. Although, the gap is so small and within a margin of error. Overall, the computational time is good given the CPU’s affordable price.
In terms of memory performance, the system recorded great scores and outlined the benefits of high-speed DDR4-2666MHz. Although, you’re not likely to notice any tangible benefits in video game benchmarks.