Average Bench: 95.1% (21st of 985)

more Based on 46,199 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 4.8% 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 513Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 478Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-7600K is 34.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-7600K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 523Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 503Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 46,199 samples)
Min Avg Max
111 SC Int 127 148
118 SC Float 135 156
113 SC Mixed 131 152
105% 131 Pts
Min Avg Max
359 QC Int 478 564
391 QC Float 513 610
372 QC Mixed 494 581
112% 495 Pts
Min Avg Max
400 MC Int 488 568
431 MC Float 523 616
415 MC Mixed 503 586
75.5% 505 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 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 139
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 142
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 556
QC Float 580
QC Mixed 547
127% 561 Pts
MC Int 550
MC Float 582
MC Mixed 568
85% 567 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 122
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 126
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 475
QC Float 493
QC Mixed 485
110% 484 Pts
MC Int 476
MC Float 494
MC Mixed 450
71% 473 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 2.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 75.3
SC Float 86.1
SC Mixed 81.8
65% 81.1 Pts
QC Int 217
QC Float 252
QC Mixed 225
52% 231 Pts
MC Int 198
MC Float 247
MC Mixed 235
34% 227 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,412,876 CPUs tested.

 Prices

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Typical Core i5-7600K Builds (Compare 7,843 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 57%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $142

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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 14 months ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

1 day ago.

Was ok last year, but Ryzen 5 destroys it.


Excellent

5 days ago.

retert


Good

1 day ago.


Excellent

6 days ago.

jebac bo stare


Terrible

30 days ago.

cheap and power


Poor

21 days ago.

obsoleted in less than a year by its core i3 8350k


Excellent

6 days ago.

nice


Poor

12 days ago.

Fantastic processor


Good

7 days ago.

Best mid range buget processor


Good

12 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

beast


Terrible

1 month ago.

i use it and it is amazing


Good

1 month ago.

Good for Gaming.


Excellent

3 days ago.

very good


Excellent

13 months ago.


Terrible

1 month ago.

best processor for gaming


Poor

28 days ago.

Very bad value.


Terrible

2 months ago.

only 4 cores, old and bad


Poor

2 months ago.

no hyperthreading


Good

2 months ago.

Useless now that R5 is out, unless the prices drop by A LOT.


Poor

1 month ago.

because r5


Good

2 months ago.

because i can


Good

30 days ago.

Succ


Excellent

2 months ago.

amaisadnjg


Excellent

1 month ago.

dont need any reason just play with it )


Terrible

4 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Outstanding

8 months ago.

The best CPU for value.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Love it 333333


Terrible

6 months ago.

it low for 4k


Excellent

9 months ago.

The 250$ Contender from Intel, better suited for Gaming


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

An absolutely phenomenal overclocker!


Outstanding

11 months ago.

Perfect for me!


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Very good

8 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

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

28 days ago.

Is part of my current build and works fine


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