Average Bench: 91.5% (29th of 1128)

more Based on 70,315 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 8.5% 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 501Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 473Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-7600K is 39.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-7600K performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 485Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 510Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 70,315 samples)
Min Avg Max
104 SC Int 122 144
106 SC Float 132 156
106 SC Mixed 127 149
102% 127 Pts
Min Avg Max
329 QC Int 453 553
358 QC Float 501 609
336 QC Mixed 473 579
108% 476 Pts
Min Avg Max
371 MC Int 464 554
414 MC Float 510 610
387 MC Mixed 485 575
72.8% 486 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 4.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 142
SC Float 161
SC Mixed 152
122% 152 Pts
QC Int 542
QC Float 630
QC Mixed 584
132% 585 Pts
MC Int 545
MC Float 637
MC Mixed 582
88% 588 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 137
SC Float 161
SC Mixed 149
119% 149 Pts
QC Int 504
QC Float 587
QC Mixed 530
122% 541 Pts
MC Int 504
MC Float 596
MC Mixed 533
81% 544 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 134
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 141
113% 142 Pts
QC Int 496
QC Float 565
QC Mixed 541
121% 534 Pts
MC Int 504
MC Float 576
MC Mixed 513
79% 531 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 121
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 122
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 450
QC Float 512
QC Mixed 492
110% 485 Pts
MC Int 460
MC Float 498
MC Mixed 483
72% 481 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $240 @ launch in Jan '17
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Typical Core i5-7600K Builds (Compare 11,303 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

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 21 months ago.

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8 hrs ago.

The best processor to buy if you are dumb


Excellent

11 days ago.

3


Good

16 days ago.

Best mid range buget processor


Excellent

11 days ago.


Excellent

10 days ago.

i have this cpu and ofc i looking best perfomanc for gaming and price. you can't miss 7600k is beast!


Excellent

20 months ago.


Terrible

3 months ago.

dont need any reason just play with it )


Terrible

3 months ago.

Sería como un sueño hecho realidad equisde. Menorquetres


Terrible

12 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Outstanding

15 months ago.

The best CPU for value.


Terrible

13 months ago.

it low for 4k


Excellent

16 months ago.

The 250$ Contender from Intel, better suited for Gaming


Excellent

13 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 months ago.

An absolutely phenomenal overclocker!


Outstanding

18 months ago.

Perfect for me!


Excellent

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

13 months ago.

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


Very good

15 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

8 months ago.

Is part of my current build and works fine


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