Average Bench: 79.8% (45th of 980)

Based on 17,404 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 63%Average: 79.8% Great: 87%
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-6600 averaged 20.1% 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 431Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 402Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6600 is 24.6%. 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 441Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 426Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,404 samples)
Min Avg Max
88 SC Int 105 117
95.3 SC Float 112 125
91.9 SC Mixed 108 121
86.8% 109 Pts
Min Avg Max
288 QC Int 402 443
330 QC Float 431 470
308 QC Mixed 416 455
94.3% 416 Pts
Min Avg Max
339 MC Int 412 443
373 MC Float 441 471
352 MC Mixed 426 456
63.8% 426 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 121
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 441
QC Float 468
QC Mixed 445
102% 451 Pts
MC Int 444
MC Float 469
MC Mixed 454
68% 456 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 90.1
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 106
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 438
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 450
102% 451 Pts
MC Int 437
MC Float 464
MC Mixed 451
68% 451 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 106
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 400
QC Float 421
QC Mixed 410
93% 410 Pts
MC Int 363
MC Float 400
MC Mixed 400
58% 388 Pts
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Typical Core i5-6600 Builds (Compare 13,108 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 91%
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Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $1,023

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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 24 months ago.

Good

4 months ago.

nice cpu for normal user


Good

3 months ago.

Fast and good price


Good

5 months ago.

very good cpu for gaming


Terrible

25 days ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

1 month ago.

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


Terrible

2 months ago.

it is low for 4k


Very good

10 months ago.

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


Outstanding

10 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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