Real World Speed
Performance profile from 103,128 user samples
53,218 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 59% Base clock 3.2 GHz
Poor: 59% Great: 80%
SPEED RANK: 86th / 1059
Gaming 74%
Desktop 72%
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
49,910 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 0.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 22nd / 1059
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 57%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
73.6 % 94.7 % Faster effective speed.
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
101 Pts 131 Pts Faster single-core speed.
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
382 Pts 490 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
391 Pts 502 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts 152 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
416 Pts 589 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
420 Pts 597 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
Market Share
Based on 7,963,408 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.8 % 0.9 % Slightly higher market share.
Value For Money
85.6 % 107 % Better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
82 % 104 % More popular.
Price (score)
$195 Slightly cheaper.
30 Months 14 Months Much more recent.
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts More energy efficient.
91 Watts
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 4 threads
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.8 GHz Faster base frequency.
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4.2 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
108 Pts 148 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
115 Pts 156 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
407 Pts 568 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
429 Pts 615 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
407 Pts 577 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
431 Pts 618 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
CPU Architecture
Skylake (2015) Kaby Lake (2017)
Motherboard Socket
Integrated Graphics
HD 530 HD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'15 Q1'17
6 MB SmartCache 6 MB
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
Yes No
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$192.00 - $202.00 $242.00 - $243.00
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 350.00 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.05 GHz 1.15 GHz
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
Yes No
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No

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The i5-7600K targets high end gamers, it sits just behind the flagship i7-7700K in Intel’s Kaby Lake lineup. The 7600K will likely be the most popular gaming CPU of 2017 (some competition from AMD’s upcoming Zen/Ryzen CPUs, would be very welcome). Comparing the 7600K and 6600K shows that the two processors are very closely matched and comparing the 7600K vs the hyper-threaded 7700K highlights the relative strength of the 7700K for workstation performance. There are no significant architectural differences between Kaby Lake and Skylake so, when fully overclocked, the two generations should perform similarly but Kaby Lake offers faster base clocks, improved speed shift technology which helps CPU responsiveness, and better integrated graphics[Jan '17 CPUPro]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 2018 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]


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