4 Cores, 4 Threads
@3.8GHz Kaby Lake (2017)

4 Cores, 4 Threads
@3.4GHz Kaby Lake (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 74,041 user samples
49,829 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 23rd / 1052
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 58%
24,212 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 2.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 45th / 1052
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 79%
Workstation 49%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
94.8 % Faster effective speed.
80.9 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
130 Pts Faster single-core speed.
111 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
492 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
420 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
503 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
428 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
151 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
119 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
588 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
452 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
592 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
457 Pts
Market Share
Based on 7,884,273 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.97 % Much higher market share.
0.68 %
Value For Money
107 % Slightly better value.
94.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
106 % Much more popular.
76 %
Price (score)
$210 $195 Slightly cheaper.
14 Months 14 Months
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts 65 Watts More energy efficient.
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
3.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
3.8 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
148 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
115 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
156 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
122 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
574 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
442 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
611 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
467 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
573 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
442 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
619 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
468 Pts
Integrated Graphics
HD 630 HD 630
CPU Architecture
Kaby Lake (2017) Kaby Lake (2017)
Motherboard Socket
CPU Architecture
Kaby Lake (2017) Kaby Lake (2017)
Motherboard Socket
Integrated Graphics
HD 630 HD 630
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$242.00 - $243.00 $192.00 - $202.00
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.15 GHz 1.10 GHz
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
No Yes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
No Yes

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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]


The Core i5-7500 is not due for release until January 2017 but one of our users has submitted benchmarks for it already. We only have one sample so these benchmark results are obviously preliminary. Comparing the 7500 and 6500 shows that average effective speed is up by an impressive 15%. Although price details are not yet available the i5-7500 is likely to cost around $210 which would be in line with the prices for previous generations of this i5. We will revisit this summary when we have more samples. [Oct '16 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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