Average Bench: 79.8% (36th of 967)

Based on 15,200 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 65%Average: 79.8% Great: 87%
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-6600 averaged 20.2% 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 432Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 415Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6600 is 21.9%. 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 439Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 422Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,200 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.5 SC Int 105 116
99.8 SC Float 113 125
95.3 SC Mixed 109 120
87.2% 109 Pts
Min Avg Max
283 QC Int 400 440
325 QC Float 432 468
306 QC Mixed 415 453
94.2% 416 Pts
Min Avg Max
334 MC Int 409 440
361 MC Float 439 469
347 MC Mixed 422 455
63.4% 424 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
SC Int 110
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 122
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 442
QC Float 468
QC Mixed 452
103% 454 Pts
MC Int 442
MC Float 467
MC Mixed 453
68% 454 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 113
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 426
QC Float 453
QC Mixed 447
100% 442 Pts
MC Int 436
MC Float 460
MC Mixed 449
67% 448 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 113
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 119
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 422
QC Float 463
QC Mixed 436
100% 440 Pts
MC Int 435
MC Float 460
MC Mixed 448
67% 448 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.3
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 105
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 391
QC Float 436
QC Mixed 420
94% 416 Pts
MC Int 414
MC Float 457
MC Mixed 437
65% 436 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 91%
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Desktop
Desktop 74%
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Workstation
Workstation 50%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $137

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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 22 months ago.

Good

2 months ago.

nice cpu for normal user


Good

1 month ago.

Fast and good price


Good

3 months ago.

very good cpu for gaming


Terrible

5 days ago.

it is low for 4k


Very good

8 months ago.

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


Outstanding

8 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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