Average Bench: 78.6% (68th of 1110)

Based on 24,847 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 60%Average: 78.6% Great: 87%
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-6600 averaged 21.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-6600 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Floating Point Speed 424Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 396Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6600 is 26.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-6600 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 435Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 420Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 24,847 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.9 SC Int 105 118
93.1 SC Float 112 125
91.4 SC Mixed 108 121
86.6% 108 Pts
Min Avg Max
282 QC Int 396 445
313 QC Float 424 469
287 QC Mixed 408 453
92.7% 409 Pts
Min Avg Max
331 MC Int 407 444
342 MC Float 435 470
329 MC Mixed 420 457
63% 421 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 120
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 449
QC Float 464
QC Mixed 450
103% 454 Pts
MC Int 443
MC Float 468
MC Mixed 452
68% 454 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.9
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 104
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 376
QC Float 384
QC Mixed 392
87% 384 Pts
MC Int 407
MC Float 430
MC Mixed 411
62% 416 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 108
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 343
QC Float 366
QC Mixed 345
80% 351 Pts
MC Int 405
MC Float 437
MC Mixed 420
63% 421 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 102
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 330
QC Float 305
QC Mixed 299
71% 311 Pts
MC Int 405
MC Float 405
MC Mixed 395
60% 402 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $224 @ launch in Sep '15
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Typical Core i5-6600 Builds (Compare 21,066 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $1,089

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-6600 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ3'15
Processor Numberi5-6600
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$213.00 - $224.00
Clock Speed3.3 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.9 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP65 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 530
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.15 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth34.1 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NIYes
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)Yes
Small Business AdvantageYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography14 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

Skylake 6th generation Core i5 processor...

Added 2 years ago.

Terrible

1 month ago.

its good cpu for what paid for


Terrible

8 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

9 months ago.

Surpassed by the 7600, which is still a bad value.


Terrible

10 months ago.

it is low for 4k


Very good

19 months ago.

A solid mid-high CPU for desktop & gaming use, should last me a couple of CPU generations without too much envy.


Outstanding

18 months ago.

Best CPU for Non-Enthusiast pc's. If used for gaming, way better value for money than i7 due to the fact, that you dont need 8 Threads. This cpu does not bottleneck a Gtx 1080 and is in fact the best cpu for gaming in the 6th Gen.


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