Average Bench: 79% (38th of 959)

Based on 12,633 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 61%Average: 79% Great: 87%
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-6600 averaged 21.0% 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 25.6%. 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 439Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 422Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,633 samples)
Min Avg Max
90.1 SC Int 105 116
99 SC Float 113 125
94.3 SC Mixed 109 120
87.1% 109 Pts
Min Avg Max
283 QC Int 396 440
294 QC Float 424 468
293 QC Mixed 409 452
92.9% 410 Pts
Min Avg Max
336 MC Int 408 440
365 MC Float 439 468
348 MC Mixed 422 454
63.3% 423 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 120
96% 121 Pts
QC Int 443
QC Float 464
QC Mixed 452
103% 453 Pts
MC Int 436
MC Float 468
MC Mixed 456
68% 453 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 113
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 119
95% 118 Pts
QC Int 438
QC Float 464
QC Mixed 451
102% 451 Pts
MC Int 439
MC Float 465
MC Mixed 453
68% 452 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 116
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 434
QC Float 463
QC Mixed 439
101% 445 Pts
MC Int 437
MC Float 463
MC Mixed 451
67% 450 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 97.7
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 104
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 399
QC Float 428
QC Mixed 413
94% 413 Pts
MC Int 401
MC Float 429
MC Mixed 414
62% 414 Pts
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Typical Core i5-6600 Builds (Compare 13,688 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
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Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $149

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $948

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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 19 months ago.

Good

6 days ago.

nice cpu for normal user


Good

3 days ago.

Fast and good price


Good

19 days ago.

very good cpu for gaming


Very good

5 months ago.

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


Outstanding

5 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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