When looking for a new processor for my computer, I took some time to find about the Intel processor suffixes, listed below:
- U – Ultra low power, e.g. for laptops (e.g. Lenovo T460S series)
- K – Unlocked – easy to overclock
- M – Mobile
- Q – Quad core
- T – Optimized for power consumption (e.g. Lenovo Tiny M900)
I compared performances of the different processors, and came up with the following results:
- As it seems, i5 6500T is around 15% slower than the i5 6500.
- The i5 6600K is 10% faster than the i5 6600.
- The it 6600K is 21% faster than the i5 6600T.
So when selecting e.g. a 6500 or 6600 i5 processor, it is quite pivotal to take note of the suffix, and the resulting performance decrease / increase, too!