Average Bench: 78.8% (54th of 985)

Based on 23,597 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 61%Average: 78.8% Great: 87%
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-6600 averaged 21.2% 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 423Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 397Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6600 is 25.6%. 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 435Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 420Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,597 samples)
Min Avg Max
89.9 SC Int 105 117
100 SC Float 112 124
92.5 SC Mixed 108 121
86.5% 108 Pts
Min Avg Max
292 QC Int 397 442
299 QC Float 423 468
289 QC Mixed 409 453
92.7% 409 Pts
Min Avg Max
330 MC Int 409 443
354 MC Float 435 469
328 MC Mixed 420 457
63.1% 421 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 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 134
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 138
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 532
QC Float 560
QC Mixed 543
124% 545 Pts
MC Int 530
MC Float 563
MC Mixed 539
82% 544 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 117
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 120
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 436
QC Float 462
QC Mixed 452
102% 450 Pts
MC Int 443
MC Float 464
MC Mixed 456
68% 454 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 107
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 111
89% 112 Pts
QC Int 421
QC Float 448
QC Mixed 455
100% 441 Pts
MC Int 406
MC Float 457
MC Mixed 431
64% 431 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 106
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 111
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 433
QC Float 462
QC Mixed 445
101% 447 Pts
MC Int 433
MC Float 453
MC Mixed 444
66% 443 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 108
87% 108 Pts
QC Int 431
QC Float 461
QC Mixed 445
101% 446 Pts
MC Int 418
MC Float 454
MC Mixed 433
65% 435 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,494,067 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $224 @ launch in Sep '15
AmazonUS $20411 mins
EbayUS $2103 mins
OutletPCUS $23315 hrs
NeweggUS $2408 hrs
BHPhotoUS $2502 months
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Typical Core i5-6600 Builds (Compare 17,822 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $1,064

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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.

Excellent

2 months ago.

4,8 ghz without problems


Good

1 month ago.

its good cpu for what paid for


Good

19 days ago.

nice cpu for normal user


Excellent

4 months ago.

Fast and good price


Excellent

3 months ago.

NOTHING


Good

9 months ago.

very good cpu for gaming


Terrible

5 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

6 months ago.

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


Terrible

6 months ago.

it is low for 4k


Very good

15 months ago.

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


Outstanding

14 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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