Average Bench: 95.4% (20th of 980)

more Based on 29,670 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]

Poor: 76%Average: 95.4% Great: 114%
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 58%

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.


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 37.2%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-7600K performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Multi Core Floating Point Speed 524Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 506Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 29,670 samples)
Min Avg Max
111 SC Int 127 148
118 SC Float 135 158
115 SC Mixed 131 152
105% 131 Pts
Min Avg Max
354 QC Int 480 584
383 QC Float 513 622
368 QC Mixed 495 598
112% 496 Pts
Min Avg Max
399 MC Int 491 585
443 MC Float 524 623
419 MC Mixed 506 604
75.9% 507 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 4.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 139
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 145
115% 144 Pts
QC Int 553
QC Float 595
QC Mixed 566
130% 571 Pts
MC Int 554
MC Float 598
MC Mixed 581
86% 578 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 135
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 139
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 538
QC Float 571
QC Mixed 547
125% 552 Pts
MC Int 534
MC Float 563
MC Mixed 547
82% 548 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 136
SC Float 145
SC Mixed 141
112% 141 Pts
QC Int 520
QC Float 556
QC Mixed 538
122% 538 Pts
MC Int 521
MC Float 561
MC Mixed 538
81% 540 Pts
U3E1, 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 482
QC Float 506
QC Mixed 496
112% 495 Pts
MC Int 425
MC Float 499
MC Mixed 498
71% 474 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 137
SC Float 145
SC Mixed 141
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 394
QC Float 339
QC Mixed 406
86% 380 Pts
MC Int 463
MC Float 514
MC Mixed 515
74% 497 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 137
SC Float 145
SC Mixed 141
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 487
QC Float 542
QC Mixed 408
108% 479 Pts
MC Int 505
MC Float 477
MC Mixed 498
74% 493 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 23.6
SC Float 19.7
SC Mixed 19.5
17% 20.9 Pts
QC Int 92.1
QC Float 97.8
QC Mixed 95.6
22% 95.2 Pts
MC Int 95.6
MC Float 102
MC Mixed 97.8
15% 98.3 Pts
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Gaming 96%
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Desktop 86%
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Workstation 58%

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $145

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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)


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


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
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No


Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes


7th generation Kaby Lake processor....

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1 hr ago.

better to get ryzen 5 1600


11 days ago.

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


2 days ago.

fast and shipper


13 days ago.

Amazing for gaming


10 days ago.

Very hot


21 days ago.

Nothing to say.


9 days ago.



2 days ago.



2 days ago.

Fantastic processor


3 hrs ago.

piece of fuck


24 days ago.



3 days ago.

i use it and it is amazing


13 hrs ago.



19 days ago.



21 days ago.

Good for Gaming.


9 months ago.


11 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


12 hrs ago.

best processor for gaming


8 days ago.



15 days ago.

no hyperthreading


23 days ago.

Very bad value.


1 month ago.



16 days ago.

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


18 days ago.

because r5


3 months ago.



27 days ago.

low perfomance for that price


4 months ago.

The best CPU for value.


2 months ago.

it low for 4k


5 months ago.

The 250$ Contender from Intel, better suited for Gaming


2 months ago.

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


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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3 months ago.

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


2 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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