Real World Speed
Performance profile from 7,660 user samples
7,660 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 956
Gaming 97%
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Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 59%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
96.7 % Slightly faster effective speed.
86.9 % -11%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
132 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
119 Pts -11%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
503 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
423 Pts -19%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
514 Pts -43% 734 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
151 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
132 Pts -14%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
597 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
495 Pts -21%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
600 Pts -38% 830 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
Market Share
Based on 3,531,292 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
109 % Slightly more popular.
99.6 % -9%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.4 % -33% 1.86 % Much higher market share.
Price (score)
$229 Slightly cheaper.
259 USD -13%
Value For Money
106 % Slightly better value.
93.8 % -13%
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts -12% 81.2 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores -22% 4.89 cores Higher core count.
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads -122% 8.89 threads Hugely higher thread count.
Manufacturing process
14 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
14.9 nm -6%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.8 GHz +5% 3.62 GHz -5%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
3.98 GHz -6%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
147 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
130 Pts -13%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
156 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
136 Pts -15%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
576 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
482 Pts -20%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
620 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
511 Pts -21%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
579 Pts -38% 799 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
622 Pts -36% 846 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
3 Months Hugely more recent.
9.44 Months -215%
Integrated Graphics
HD 630   —
CPU Architecture
Kaby Lake (2017)   —
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151   —
CPU Architecture
Kaby Lake (2017)   —
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151   —
Integrated Graphics
HD 630   —

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) April 2017 CPU Rankings.

Welcome to our desktop CPU comparison. We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by price to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Calculated values don't always paint the whole picture so we check them against hundreds of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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