Average Bench: 94.7% (23rd of 1105)

more Based on 59,147 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906E9, , 0F8BFBFF000906E9, 0000000000000000, 0FABFBFF000906E9 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7600K CPU @ 3.80GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7600K CPU @ 4.20GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7600K CPU @ 4.40GHz

The i5-7600K targets high end gamers, it sits just behind the flagship i7-7700K in Intel’s Kaby Lake lineup. The 7600K will likely be the most popular gaming CPU of 2017 (some competition from AMD’s upcoming Zen/Ryzen CPUs, would be very welcome). Comparing the 7600K and 6600K shows that the two processors are very closely matched and comparing the 7600K vs the hyper-threaded 7700K highlights the relative strength of the 7700K for workstation performance. There are no significant architectural differences between Kaby Lake and Skylake so, when fully overclocked, the two generations should perform similarly but Kaby Lake offers faster base clocks, improved speed shift technology which helps CPU responsiveness, and better integrated graphics[Jan '17 CPUPro]

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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-7600K averaged just 5.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-7600K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Floating Point Speed 512Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 476Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-7600K is 35.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-7600K performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 520Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 501Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 59,147 samples)
Min Avg Max
108 SC Int 127 148
116 SC Float 135 156
112 SC Mixed 131 152
105% 131 Pts
Min Avg Max
359 QC Int 476 571
385 QC Float 512 616
368 QC Mixed 491 590
112% 493 Pts
Min Avg Max
392 MC Int 486 575
415 MC Float 520 618
402 MC Mixed 501 587
75.2% 503 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 153
SC Float 161
SC Mixed 158
126% 157 Pts
QC Int 605
QC Float 634
QC Mixed 614
140% 618 Pts
MC Int 601
MC Float 638
MC Mixed 612
92% 617 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 145
SC Float 156
SC Mixed 150
120% 150 Pts
QC Int 546
QC Float 619
QC Mixed 583
132% 583 Pts
MC Int 552
MC Float 618
MC Mixed 581
87% 584 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 131
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 134
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 521
QC Float 547
QC Mixed 540
121% 536 Pts
MC Int 522
MC Float 556
MC Mixed 538
81% 539 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 124
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 127
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 487
QC Float 509
QC Mixed 496
113% 497 Pts
MC Int 483
MC Float 495
MC Mixed 478
73% 485 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $240 @ launch in Jan '17
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Typical Core i5-7600K Builds (Compare 9,375 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 57%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $159

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-7600K Processor (6M Cache, up to 4.20 GHz)
Code NameKaby Lake
Launch DateQ1'17
Processor Numberi5-7600K
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$242.00 - $243.00
Clock Speed3.80 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.20 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
QPI Links0
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP91 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350.00 MHz
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.15 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Memory Channels2
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
TSX-NIYes
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes

 Comments

7th generation Kaby Lake processor....

Added 17 months ago.

Terrible

12 days ago.

One of the best budget gaming CPUs on the market, if not the best.


Terrible

3 days ago.

Best mid range buget processor


Poor

10 days ago.


Good

3 months ago.

Best processor I've used in a long time. Totally up to date and very trustworthy. Love it.


Excellent

16 months ago.


Excellent

4 months ago.

dont need any reason just play with it )


Terrible

8 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Outstanding

11 months ago.

The best CPU for value.


Terrible

9 months ago.

it low for 4k


Excellent

12 months ago.

The 250$ Contender from Intel, better suited for Gaming


Excellent

9 months ago.

Brings "power to the people" at an affordable price while not dropping much in the way of performance to the 7700K.


Excellent

4 months ago.

An absolutely phenomenal overclocker!


Outstanding

14 months ago.

Perfect for me!


Excellent

10 months ago.

Single and Quadcore performance of a 7700k for 100$ less, the best gaming focused processor


Very good

11 months ago.

Currently @5.0gHz stable over days at 1.375 volts. 70c at full load with 212 evo. Picked up from Micro Center for $199. Recommended!

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Excellent

9 months ago.

I own one myself, and the overclockability as well as the overall speed is very good, especially for this price.


Excellent

4 months ago.

Is part of my current build and works fine


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