Average Bench: 90.8% (8th of 952)

more Based on 56,082 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , 0F8BFBFF000506E3, 0000000000000000, 1F8BFBFF000506E3, 0FABFBFF000506E3, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600K CPU @ 3.50GHz

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: 90.8% Great: 109%
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-6600K averaged just 9.1% 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 491Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 456Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6600K is 39.8%. 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 502Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 485Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 56,082 samples)
Min Avg Max
100 SC Int 120 141
108 SC Float 129 151
103 SC Mixed 124 146
99.6% 125 Pts
Min Avg Max
332 QC Int 456 555
360 QC Float 491 594
336 QC Mixed 472 573
107% 473 Pts
Min Avg Max
382 MC Int 467 556
407 MC Float 502 596
394 MC Mixed 485 577
72.6% 485 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 137
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 142
113% 142 Pts
QC Int 549
QC Float 585
QC Mixed 566
128% 567 Pts
MC Int 550
MC Float 586
MC Mixed 568
85% 568 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 115
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 122
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 457
QC Float 490
QC Mixed 447
105% 465 Pts
MC Int 463
MC Float 493
MC Mixed 476
71% 477 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 116
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 432
QC Float 465
QC Mixed 450
102% 449 Pts
MC Int 436
MC Float 467
MC Mixed 449
68% 451 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 411
QC Float 438
QC Mixed 418
96% 422 Pts
MC Int 413
MC Float 442
MC Mixed 422
64% 426 Pts
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Gaming 95%
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Desktop 82%
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Workstation 56%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $153

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $947

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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...

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6 hrs ago.

Great

Comment 

Great overclocker very stable—Nov '15


Good

17 hrs ago.

Clocks great, handles high voltage well so it should last long time, doesn't eat much, IPC still better than anything AMD can bring in 2017.


Good

1 day ago.

Fantastic CPU if you're looking for gaming. i7s aren't really necessary if you're gonna do any video rendering the 6600 is also pretty good for gaming if you don't want to overclock

Comment 

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


Poor

11 hrs ago.

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


Good

8 hrs ago.

Your mom has penis


Good

13 mins ago.

Good gpu


Poor

2 days ago.

Extreme power,thx Intel


Outstanding

19 months ago.


Good

2 days ago.

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


Poor

2 days ago.

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


Good

4 days ago.

CxB


Good

7 days ago.

nice work


Poor

4 days ago.

Best shit


Outstanding

10 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.


Outstanding

12 months ago.

The most underrated chip you can overclock!


Good

16 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

15 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

7 months ago.

works fine


Excellent

29 days 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

19 months ago.

When great expectations satisfied with outstanding results!


Outstanding

7 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

5 months ago.

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


Outstanding

5 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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