Average Bench: 89.7% (27th of 980)

more Based on 86,561 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , 0F8BFBFF000506E3, BFEBFBFF000906E9, 0000000000000000, BFEBFBFF000306D4, 1F8BFBFF000506E3, 0FABFBFF000506E3, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600K CPU @ 4.40GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600K CPU @ 2.40GHz

The Intel Core i5-6600K is based on the new "Skylake" 14nm manufacturing process. Sporting 4 physical cores with base/turbo clocks of 3.5/3.9 GHz the 6600K and its predecessor, the 4690K share the same basic configuration and disappointingly, offer similar performance. Comparing the 6600K and 6700K shows that the 6700K has faster multi and single core performance. The improved multi core performance is due to Hyperthreading which is the key differentiator for the i7-6700K. The gap in single core performance can largely be eliminated by overclocking the i5-6600K so although the stock effective speed is significantly higher on the 6700K, this gap diminishes significantly when both processors are overclocked. At a 30% discount, the 6600K is the better value gaming CPU. [Aug '15 CPUPro]

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Poor: 69%Average: 89.7% Great: 108%
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-6600K averaged just 10.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-6600K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Floating Point Speed 482Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 453Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6600K is 38.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-6600K performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 494Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 476Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 86,561 samples)
Min Avg Max
97.7 SC Int 119 141
105 SC Float 127 149
101 SC Mixed 123 145
98.5% 123 Pts
Min Avg Max
336 QC Int 453 552
359 QC Float 482 587
338 QC Mixed 466 567
106% 467 Pts
Min Avg Max
373 MC Int 463 556
396 MC Float 494 590
383 MC Mixed 476 572
71.5% 477 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 119
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 122
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 470
QC Float 494
QC Mixed 479
109% 481 Pts
MC Int 468
MC Float 496
MC Mixed 479
72% 481 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 126
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 129
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 450
QC Float 465
QC Mixed 460
104% 458 Pts
MC Int 480
MC Float 496
MC Mixed 472
72% 482 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 117
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 120
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 336
QC Float 465
QC Mixed 453
94% 418 Pts
MC Int 409
MC Float 456
MC Mixed 447
65% 437 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 112
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 116
92% 116 Pts
QC Int 438
QC Float 464
QC Mixed 450
102% 451 Pts
MC Int 432
MC Float 466
MC Mixed 449
67% 449 Pts
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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-6600K Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ3'15
Processor Numberi5-6600K
# 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$242.00 - $243.00
Clock Speed3.5 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.9 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP91 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015D (130W)
Product BriefLink

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 TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
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 TechNo

 Comments

Skylake 6th generation Core i5 processor...

Added 2 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

1 day ago.

The first CPU I used in my Gaming PC Build

Comment 

Great overclocker very stable—Nov '15


Good

1 day ago.

ljl,/


Terrible

2 days ago.

Great to overclock. very reliable.


Good

2 days ago.

it is still super in gaming like minecraft:fps:60LIMIT.TEAM FORTRESS2:fps:71:avarage:64 good right?


Excellent

19 days ago.

The Pentium is more modern

Comment 

It's a beast. Didn't even have the chance to overclock it yet! It's gonna be insane!—Oct '15


Excellent

1 day ago.

the value for money is really good, and the capacity for overclocked very good too.


Terrible

2 months ago.

Extreme power,thx Intel


Terrible

2 months ago.

-.-


Good

2 months ago.

http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/4719152 Hi guys, I have a pretty bad performance with this processor even when i've been using it for months without problems, i dont know why it is so bad right now. Do you have some clue why is this happening?


Terrible

1 month ago.

I have this CPU in my PC with Radeon RX 580... ...I have this CPU in OC.: 4,5 GHz and I dont have problem with new games, i love this procesor, low temperature and high fps...


Excellent

9 hrs ago.

http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/3170410 my score


Poor

29 days ago.

Great value for the money, overclocks splendidly. Great for gaming.


Outstanding

2 years ago.


Good

10 days ago.

its cheaper than the ryzen 5 1600x and it is more efficient


Good

25 days ago.

it isn't worth it


Good

27 days ago.

Purchased mine when building a completely new system in September 2015, and it still performs flawlessly, even in new games as well.


Terrible

1 month ago.

nice work


Excellent

2 days ago.

OMG ITS LIT BOISS


Terrible

26 days ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

1 month ago.

While it's outdated now, it was excellent back then. And still is.


Terrible

2 months ago.

it low for 4k


Excellent

6 days ago.

very good for OC


Outstanding

17 months ago.

I have just upgraded from a gaming laptop (MSI GS70 2PE) to a Desktop PC. Such a good decision. I choosed the i5-6600K for it's price-performance factor (no one is surprised here). I paid less then €200 (bought with company, no TVA). It is overclocked at 4,5Ghz and cooled by a Corsair H80i V2. The average temp is 28°C and the highest temp I have seen was 58°C. All Adobe software open in 2 seconds. After effects never lags. I love it.


Good

23 months ago.

I was able to overclock to 4600 without knowing much about overclocking, using simple settings in my ASRock Z170M Extreme4. Runs very cool stock, using a Noctua NH-C14S, and only about 30 degC over ambient when overclocked and working hard. Wound up being perfect for my quiet HTPC/Gaming machine. I'm leaving it stock speed for normal use, with the ability to OC if I find I need it in the future, and to tinker and play with to see how fast I can get her.


Outstanding

19 months ago.

The most underrated chip you can overclock!


Outstanding

22 months ago.

Awesome performance when stock or overclocked. I am able to benchmark at 4.9 ghz, stable at 4.7 ghz w /1.375v llc level 5 on prolimatech megahalems rev c.


Good

14 months ago.

works fine


Excellent

7 months ago.

Nice low power taking, overclocks very well even on air cooler with single fan without having high temps(60-70c while heavy gaming). Got mine to 4.5GHz at 1.35v(will tinker bit more to get voltage lower). 10/10 chip for just gaming. Love it


Outstanding

2 years ago.

When great expectations satisfied with outstanding results!


Outstanding

14 months ago.

This gpu is amazing, really easy to overclock too. Got mine up to 4.5ghz using an auto voltage on a sup bar motherboard and it's 109th percentile. You can pick it up for 190 on sites like Jet when you use a first purchase promo. can't recommend enough.


Outstanding

12 months ago.

Overclocks like a beast, but doesn't have hyperthreading.


Outstanding

12 months ago.

amazing quad core CPU. Does everything i need It to do, super smooth, got mine to 4.4GHz no problem, and this is my first overclock. Bet I could get it up to 4.6 or 4.7 if I wanted to.


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