Average Bench: 92.2% - 13th / 945

more Based on 48,628 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: 71%Average: 92.2% Great: 110%
Gaming
Gaming 92%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 56%
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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-6600K averaged just 7.7% 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
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Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6600K is 38.6%. 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 499Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 480Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 48,628 samples)
Min Avg Max
98.4 SC Int 120 139
107 SC Float 129 150
102 SC Mixed 124 144
99.2% 124 Pts
Min Avg Max
332 QC Int 456 548
367 QC Float 491 589
332 QC Mixed 471 567
107% 472 Pts
Min Avg Max
375 MC Int 464 551
408 MC Float 499 590
378 MC Mixed 480 569
72% 481 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 132
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 521
QC Float 568
QC Mixed 545
123% 545 Pts
MC Int 525
MC Float 557
MC Mixed 542
81% 541 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 121
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 444
QC Float 457
QC Mixed 470
104% 457 Pts
MC Int 447
MC Float 483
MC Mixed 460
69% 463 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 111
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 420
QC Float 460
QC Mixed 434
99% 438 Pts
MC Int 426
MC Float 462
MC Mixed 432
66% 440 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 105
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 349
QC Float 411
QC Mixed 424
89% 395 Pts
MC Int 418
MC Float 434
MC Mixed 410
63% 421 Pts

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Gaming 108%
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Desktop 87%
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Workstation 59%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $153

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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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22 hrs ago.

Great

Comment 

Great overclocker very stable—Nov '15


Poor

2 hrs ago.

great


Good

13 hrs 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


Good

5 hrs ago.

the value for money is really good


Good

2 days ago.

Your mom has penis


Poor

5 days ago.

Good gpu


Outstanding

18 months ago.


Good

1 day ago.

Extreme power,thx Intel


Good

22 days ago.

CxB


Good

1 day ago.

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


Good

5 hrs ago.

nice work


Good

8 days ago.

Best shit


Outstanding

9 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

11 months ago.

The most underrated chip you can overclock!


Good

15 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

14 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

6 months ago.

works fine


Outstanding

18 months ago.

When great expectations satisfied with outstanding results!


Outstanding

6 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

4 months ago.

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


Outstanding

4 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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