Average Bench: 94.5% (20th of 980)

more Based on 36,446 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: 75%Average: 94.5% Great: 110%
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-7600K averaged just 5.5% 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 508Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 477Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-7600K is 34.9%. 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 519Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 502Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 36,446 samples)
Min Avg Max
111 SC Int 126 147
118 SC Float 134 155
113 SC Mixed 130 150
104% 130 Pts
Min Avg Max
352 QC Int 477 565
366 QC Float 508 599
358 QC Mixed 490 579
111% 492 Pts
Min Avg Max
397 MC Int 487 564
427 MC Float 519 602
411 MC Mixed 502 585
75.3% 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 4.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 146
SC Float 156
SC Mixed 152
121% 151 Pts
QC Int 587
QC Float 619
QC Mixed 598
136% 602 Pts
MC Int 545
MC Float 604
MC Mixed 561
85% 570 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 139
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 142
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 552
QC Float 583
QC Mixed 564
128% 566 Pts
MC Int 418
MC Float 460
MC Mixed 566
72% 481 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 129
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 131
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 322
QC Float 491
QC Mixed 506
99% 440 Pts
MC Int 480
MC Float 516
MC Mixed 496
74% 497 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 138
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 142
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 544
QC Float 458
QC Mixed 456
110% 486 Pts
MC Int 490
MC Float 525
MC Mixed 473
74% 496 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 128
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 123
101% 127 Pts
QC Int 363
QC Float 407
QC Mixed 347
84% 372 Pts
MC Int 381
MC Float 399
MC Mixed 354
57% 378 Pts
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Typical Core i5-7600K Builds (Compare 6,255 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 57%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $149

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $1,059

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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 12 months ago.

Excellent

1 day ago.

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


Excellent

1 day ago.

Amazing for gaming


Excellent

4 days ago.

jebac bo stare


Excellent

11 days ago.

For the price you can game easily on ultra settings with it!


Excellent

7 days ago.

Fantastic processor


Excellent

10 hrs ago.

foarte,foarte bun


Excellent

15 hrs ago.

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


Excellent

25 days ago.

i use it and it is amazing


Excellent

2 months ago.

Good for Gaming.


Excellent

11 months ago.


Good

23 hrs ago.

very good


Good

1 month ago.

best processor for gaming


Terrible

11 days ago.

only 4 cores, old and bad


Good

9 days ago.

Very bad value.


Poor

20 days ago.

no hyperthreading


Good

12 days ago.

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


Excellent

19 days ago.

because r5


Good

9 days ago.

because i can


Excellent

14 days ago.

amaisadnjg


Terrible

2 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Outstanding

6 months ago.

The best CPU for value.


Excellent

21 hrs ago.

Love it 333333


Terrible

4 months ago.

it low for 4k


Excellent

7 months ago.

The 250$ Contender from Intel, better suited for Gaming


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Outstanding

9 months ago.

Perfect for me!


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Very good

5 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.

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


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