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Intel Core i5-8259U vs Intel Core i7-6700K gaming benchmark

Intel Core i5-8259U vs Intel Core i7-6700K

Processor comparisons   20-01-2022
   Let's say you are thinking about choosing a processor, you will be able to make a decision after reading the comprehensive tests Intel Core i5-8259U vs Intel Core i7-6700K and understand which is better for games or normal use for streaming, programming, rendering, video editing, machine learning. Here is useful information from several benchmarks or real video editing and streaming tests. A careful review of all the specifications, to make it easier to understand, is made by the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of joint testing in special test applications like MATLAB, WPrime, RealBench, Blender, DaVinci Resolve Studio, PassMark, 7zip, Prime95, PCMark 10, UserBenchmark, AIDA64, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, 3DMark, Furmark, Gears 5, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), Dolphin Emulator, Blender, VeraCrypt, Handbrake, SuperPi, Geekbench 5.2.
   Gaming performance of CPUs in:
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Fortnite
  • Valorant
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Death Stranding
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Apex Legends
  • Overwatch
  • Last Man Standing
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Fallout 76
  • Valheim
  • Borderlands 3
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Halo Infinite
  • DOOM: Eternal

   After reading the results these benchmarks and videos, you already be able to figure out which processor is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i7-6700K or Intel Core i5-8259U.

 
Intel Core i5-8259U
Intel Core i7-6700K

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors

Processor Benchmark
Core i5-8259U54% Core i7-6700K55%
The number of this parameter shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i7-6700K is 1% better than Core i5-8259U. The data source is several popular tests. More detailed information of the benchmarks is below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i5-8259U53% Core i7-6700K54%
The maximum result in this parameter is 100 percent, which is the performance of the most powerful processor currently available. And of course, this is a server processor, on which no one will run games. Because this processor costs several tens of thousands of dollars. And if it seems to you that the selected CPU has a small game result, just look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the summary table below.
List of less popular games in which processors were compared: Forza Horizon 4, Half-Life: Alyx, Metro Exodus, NBA 2K20, Control, Hitman 3, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Ghostrunner, League of Legends (LOL), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Monster Hunter World, DOTA 2A, Battlefield V, Horizon Zero Dawn, Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite94.896.5
Valorant107.7109.7
Cyberpunk 207760.361.4
Apex Legends101.3103.1
Call of Duty Warzone80.882.3
Overwatch87.388.8
Red Dead Redemption 274.375.7
DOOM Eternal53.954.8
Warzone84.085.6
Assassin's Creed90.592.1
Valheim89.491.0
The numbers in this table indicate the maximum FPS that was received on the device with the corresponding processor. Depending on the configuration of the computer (RAM size and Video Card) and graphics quality settings (Ultra, Medium, Normal), the results may differ quite significantly. We recommend that you better study the results of the Cinebench, GeekBench and Passmark becnmarks.
The computers participating in the comparing not only were the equipped with different video cards and different amounts of RAM. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: 4K, 2K or FullHD. So the game benchmark data is approximate. But all video cards met the average system requirements of games. You will get more accurate information about how powerful the processor will be in games, if you compare it in one assembly with the video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
Core i5-8259U123% Core i7-6700K45%
To make a final decision on which processor is better, you should also consider the generation of its core. The newer the processor generation, the better its performance in games and benchmarks, as well as its energy efficiency. In this case the Core i5-8259U is more energy efficient than the Core i7-6700K as it consumes less power: 28W vs. 95W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. And TDP should be taken into account when choosing a processor cooling system. It is necessary to calculate so that the TDP data specified in the cooler specification is greater than the TDP of the compared processor.


Software benchmarks

If you want to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for machine learning, programming, video rendering or video editing, streaming, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the CPU includes all threads and cores that it has to the maximum to reach maximum performance. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before using the data from these tests, be sure to check whether the program you are going to use on your computer supports multi-threaded mode. Because there are still many programs that can use only one core to work, and all the advantages of multi-core mode turns out to be unnecessary.
Cinebench 23, 20 an 15
The results of this benchmark show Single-threaded and Multi-threaded CPU performance
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i7-6700K
Cinbench 15 Single-core162180
Cinbench 15 Multi-core770888
Cinbench 20 Single-core377421
Cinbench 20 Multi-core16842059
Cinbench 23 Single-core9031124
Cinbench 23 Multi-core35795640

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i7-6700K
Single-Core22272556
Multi-Core83208984

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i7-6700K
Single-Core10381308
Multi-Core44025516

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the processor release date and overclocking capability will be the most helpful. The later the processor is released, the longer it will last in your computer. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system later. The same benefits from the presence of overclocking. When the processor can be overclocked, increasing its performance, then it will still be able to produce maximum FPS even in new games. The savings are obvious! Accordingly, you do not need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer.

Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i7-6700K
Announcement dateApril 01, 2018April 01, 2015
TypeLaptopDesktop
SocketFCBGA1528LGA1151
Core nameCoffee LakeSkylake
Architecturex86x86
Generation86
Turbo Frequency3.8 MHz4.2 MHz
Frequency2.3 MHz4 MHz
Cores44
Threads88
Bus rate4 GT/s8 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography14 nm14 nm
Transistors count6900 millions1750 millions
Power consumption (TDP)28 W95 W
Memory typeDDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Max. Memory32 Gb64 Gb
Memory Frequency
Memory bandwidth37.5 GB/s34.1 GB/s
L1 cache
L2 cache
L3 cache6 MB8 MB
OverclockingNoYes
Supports ECCNoNo
Part numberExpansion Options
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i7-6700K is 42% better than Core i5-8259U in terms of CPU frequency. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption (relevant for laptops).

Result:
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i5-8259U is better: 5
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i7-6700K is better: 27
   However, it should be realized that the summary data in the table above do not mean that taking them into account you should completely trust a simple comparison of these numbers. Be sure to watch the video tests and read the opinion of of people who bought Intel Core i5-8259U and Intel Core i7-6700K before making a decision which processor to buy for gaming and which not.
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