Average Bench: 95.5% (7th of 961)

Based on 15,109 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906E9 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7600K CPU @ 3.80GHz

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: 78%Average: 95.5% Great: 112%
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-7600K averaged just 4.5% 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 513Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 480Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-7600K is 34.6%. 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 529Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 509Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,109 samples)
Min Avg Max
111 SC Int 127 147
121 SC Float 136 156
116 SC Mixed 131 151
105% 131 Pts
Min Avg Max
359 QC Int 480 572
388 QC Float 513 612
372 QC Mixed 496 591
112% 496 Pts
Min Avg Max
416 MC Int 492 576
449 MC Float 529 615
427 MC Mixed 509 593
76.4% 510 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 138
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 142
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 525
QC Float 576
QC Mixed 550
125% 550 Pts
MC Int 517
MC Float 562
MC Mixed 522
80% 534 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 131
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 134
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 522
QC Float 558
QC Mixed 532
122% 538 Pts
MC Int 525
MC Float 557
MC Mixed 541
81% 541 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 129
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 133
106% 133 Pts
QC Int 514
QC Float 545
QC Mixed 530
120% 530 Pts
MC Int 518
MC Float 548
MC Mixed 531
80% 533 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 127
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 503
QC Float 530
QC Mixed 520
117% 518 Pts
MC Int 503
MC Float 535
MC Mixed 510
77% 516 Pts
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Gaming 95%
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Desktop 86%
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Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $155

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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 6 months ago.

Good

3 hrs ago.

Amazing for gaming


Good

4 hrs ago.

Nothing to say.


Poor

2 hrs ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.


Excellent

1 month ago.

The 250$ Contender from Intel, better suited for Gaming


Outstanding

3 months ago.

Perfect for me!


Outstanding

19 days ago.

The best CPU for value.


Very good

3 days 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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