Average Bench: 78.4% (67th of 1089)

Based on 20,308 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 57%Average: 78.4% Great: 87%
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-6600 averaged 21.6% 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 421Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 395Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6600 is 30.5%. 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 420Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,308 samples)
Min Avg Max
88 SC Int 104 118
95.4 SC Float 111 125
90.5 SC Mixed 108 121
86.3% 108 Pts
Min Avg Max
260 QC Int 395 443
265 QC Float 421 468
265 QC Mixed 406 453
92.2% 407 Pts
Min Avg Max
317 MC Int 407 444
332 MC Float 434 470
314 MC Mixed 420 458
62.9% 420 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 121
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 123
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 450
QC Float 477
QC Mixed 464
105% 464 Pts
MC Int 458
MC Float 481
MC Mixed 469
70% 469 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 122
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 122
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 456
QC Float 481
QC Mixed 460
106% 466 Pts
MC Int 456
MC Float 483
MC Mixed 468
70% 469 Pts
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 121
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 439
QC Float 463
QC Mixed 447
102% 450 Pts
MC Int 434
MC Float 469
MC Mixed 456
68% 453 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 117
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 398
QC Float 446
QC Mixed 425
96% 423 Pts
MC Int 420
MC Float 438
MC Mixed 428
64% 429 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $224 @ launch in Sep '15
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Typical Core i5-6600 Builds (Compare 19,547 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 - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $1,071

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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

6 days ago.

its good cpu for what paid for


Terrible

7 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

8 months ago.

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


Terrible

8 months ago.

it is low for 4k


Very good

17 months ago.

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


Outstanding

16 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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