Average Bench: 80.2% (28th of 956)

Based on 12,044 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 64%Average: 80.2% Great: 87%
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-6600 averaged just 19.8% 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 434Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 417Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6600 is 22.6%. 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 443Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 428Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,044 samples)
Min Avg Max
93.6 SC Int 105 117
101 SC Float 114 125
96.5 SC Mixed 109 121
87.6% 109 Pts
Min Avg Max
296 QC Int 401 441
331 QC Float 434 468
309 QC Mixed 417 452
94.6% 417 Pts
Min Avg Max
352 MC Int 413 440
382 MC Float 443 469
369 MC Mixed 428 454
64.1% 428 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 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 127
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 132
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 496
QC Float 527
QC Mixed 503
115% 509 Pts
MC Int 488
MC Float 525
MC Mixed 503
76% 505 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 115
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 119
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 434
QC Float 458
QC Mixed 440
100% 444 Pts
MC Int 430
MC Float 463
MC Mixed 448
67% 447 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.2
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 105
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 337
QC Float 395
QC Mixed 388
84% 373 Pts
MC Int 402
MC Float 449
MC Mixed 408
63% 420 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 108
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 305
QC Float 328
QC Mixed 308
71% 314 Pts
MC Int 400
MC Float 434
MC Mixed 418
62% 417 Pts
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Typical Core i5-6600 Builds (Compare 12,926 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
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Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $128

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $885

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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 18 months ago.

Good

3 days ago.

nice cpu for normal user


Poor

3 days ago.

Fast and good price


Very good

4 months 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

4 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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