Average Bench: 95.1% (23rd of 1100)

more Based on 55,933 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 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 514Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 478Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-7600K is 34.2%. 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 521Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 501Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 55,933 samples)
Min Avg Max
110 SC Int 127 147
118 SC Float 136 156
114 SC Mixed 131 152
105% 131 Pts
Min Avg Max
367 QC Int 478 571
394 QC Float 514 612
372 QC Mixed 493 586
112% 495 Pts
Min Avg Max
393 MC Int 485 571
418 MC Float 521 614
412 MC Mixed 501 584
75.2% 502 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 137
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 141
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 525
QC Float 584
QC Mixed 546
125% 552 Pts
MC Int 534
MC Float 584
MC Mixed 554
84% 558 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 135
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 139
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 512
QC Float 551
QC Mixed 526
120% 530 Pts
MC Int 522
MC Float 556
MC Mixed 523
80% 534 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 125
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 135
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 476
QC Float 523
QC Mixed 504
114% 501 Pts
MC Int 493
MC Float 539
MC Mixed 505
77% 512 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 129
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 126
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 504
QC Float 537
QC Mixed 516
118% 519 Pts
MC Int 500
MC Float 537
MC Mixed 519
78% 519 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 125
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 126
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 488
QC Float 513
QC Mixed 501
113% 500 Pts
MC Int 488
MC Float 514
MC Mixed 498
75% 500 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 120
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 472
QC Float 503
QC Mixed 479
110% 485 Pts
MC Int 476
MC Float 505
MC Mixed 483
73% 488 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 120
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 460
QC Float 445
QC Mixed 464
104% 456 Pts
MC Int 409
MC Float 478
MC Mixed 456
67% 447 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,459,024 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $240 @ launch in Jan '17
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Typical Core i5-7600K Builds (Compare 8,911 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $1,075

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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 16 months ago.

Excellent

1 month ago.

One of the best budget gaming CPUs on the market, if not the best.


Terrible

8 hrs ago.

no


Terrible

21 days ago.

Best mid range buget processor


Good

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.


Terrible

9 hrs ago.

bad


Excellent

15 months ago.


Terrible

13 days ago.

nibba


Excellent

3 months ago.

dont need any reason just play with it )


Terrible

7 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Outstanding

10 months ago.

The best CPU for value.


Terrible

8 months ago.

it low for 4k


Excellent

11 months ago.

The 250$ Contender from Intel, better suited for Gaming


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

An absolutely phenomenal overclocker!


Outstanding

13 months ago.

Perfect for me!


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Very good

10 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.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

Is part of my current build and works fine


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