Average Bench: 77.9% (70th of 1122)

Based on 28,160 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 63%Average: 77.9% Great: 86%
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-6600 averaged 22.1% 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 423Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 405Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6600 is 22.9%. 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 434Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 415Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 28,160 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.8 SC Int 102 114
91.7 SC Float 111 124
89.6 SC Mixed 106 119
85.3% 107 Pts
Min Avg Max
273 QC Int 387 432
302 QC Float 423 467
311 QC Mixed 405 447
91.8% 405 Pts
Min Avg Max
320 MC Int 398 433
351 MC Float 434 468
338 MC Mixed 415 451
62.2% 416 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 106
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 109
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 420
QC Float 457
QC Mixed 440
99% 439 Pts
MC Int 419
MC Float 456
MC Mixed 439
66% 438 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.4
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 104
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 412
QC Float 454
QC Mixed 432
98% 433 Pts
MC Int 410
MC Float 443
MC Mixed 428
64% 427 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.6
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 98.4
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 380
QC Float 432
QC Mixed 405
92% 406 Pts
MC Int 391
MC Float 420
MC Mixed 382
60% 398 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.4
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 106
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 340
QC Float 381
QC Mixed 361
82% 361 Pts
MC Int 397
MC Float 344
MC Mixed 358
55% 366 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $224 @ launch in Sep '15
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Typical Core i5-6600 Builds (Compare 22,859 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $987

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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

3 months ago.

its good cpu for what paid for


Excellent

30 days ago.

It is very relaiable and consistent. Perfect CPU


Terrible

10 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

11 months ago.

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


Terrible

12 months ago.

it is low for 4k


Very good

21 months ago.

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


Outstanding

20 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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