Average Bench: 95.2% (21st of 980)

more Based on 29,394 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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Poor: 76%Average: 95.2% Great: 113%
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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 512Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 479Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-7600K is 37.1%. 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 522Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 505Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 29,394 samples)
Min Avg Max
110 SC Int 127 148
117 SC Float 135 156
113 SC Mixed 131 152
105% 131 Pts
Min Avg Max
360 QC Int 479 581
384 QC Float 512 617
365 QC Mixed 494 596
112% 495 Pts
Min Avg Max
393 MC Int 489 583
434 MC Float 522 618
420 MC Mixed 505 600
75.7% 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 GHz (avg)
SC Int 122
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 126
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 484
QC Float 510
QC Mixed 495
112% 496 Pts
MC Int 484
MC Float 512
MC Mixed 494
74% 497 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 121
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 122
100% 124 Pts
QC Int 489
QC Float 514
QC Mixed 499
113% 501 Pts
MC Int 480
MC Float 515
MC Mixed 505
75% 500 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 126
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 457
QC Float 487
QC Mixed 456
106% 467 Pts
MC Int 463
MC Float 482
MC Mixed 468
71% 471 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 128
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 131
105% 132 Pts
QC Int 475
QC Float 415
QC Mixed 415
99% 435 Pts
MC Int 447
MC Float 506
MC Mixed 422
69% 458 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 96%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $145

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Welcome to our desktop CPU comparison. We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by price to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Calculated values don't always paint the whole picture so we check them against hundreds of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

 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 10 months ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

6 hrs ago.

Price and Power. Best of both worlds without going to the extreme.


Good

9 days ago.

Its great. 4.9 ghz with ease, beats i7 7700k in non 8 thread. Very great.


Good

16 hrs ago.

fast and shipper


Excellent

11 days ago.

Amazing for gaming


Terrible

8 days ago.

Very hot


Terrible

19 days ago.

Nothing to say.


Poor

7 days ago.

oi


Excellent

1 day ago.

:)


Excellent

1 day ago.

Fantastic processor


Good

3 days ago.

fuck


Good

22 days ago.

like


Excellent

2 days ago.

i use it and it is amazing


Excellent

10 days ago.

k


Poor

17 days ago.

asdasd


Excellent

9 months ago.


Excellent

19 days ago.

Good for Gaming.


Good

9 days ago.

expensive as hell and seriously an intel hd 620 ? cant u do something better than that intel ? like really ? we are paying for it a fortune


Excellent

1 month ago.

best processor for gaming


Good

7 days ago.

y


Terrible

13 days ago.

no hyperthreading


Excellent

21 days ago.

Very bad value.


Terrible

1 month ago.

bad


Good

15 days ago.

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


Good

17 days ago.

because r5


Excellent

3 months ago.

nice


Terrible

26 days ago.

low perfomance for that price


Outstanding

4 months ago.

The best CPU for value.


Terrible

2 months ago.

it low for 4k


Excellent

5 months ago.

The 250$ Contender from Intel, better suited for Gaming


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Outstanding

7 months ago.

Perfect for me!


Very good

4 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

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 month ago.

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


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