Average Bench: 94.8% (21st of 981)

more Based on 44,768 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 5.2% 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 510Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 478Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-7600K is 33.8%. 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 500Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 44,768 samples)
Min Avg Max
108 SC Int 127 148
117 SC Float 135 156
113 SC Mixed 131 152
105% 131 Pts
Min Avg Max
364 QC Int 478 568
382 QC Float 510 616
371 QC Mixed 491 589
112% 493 Pts
Min Avg Max
384 MC Int 484 575
409 MC Float 519 619
399 MC Mixed 500 587
75% 501 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 142
SC Float 149
SC Mixed 145
116% 145 Pts
QC Int 544
QC Float 580
QC Mixed 556
127% 560 Pts
MC Int 551
MC Float 585
MC Mixed 568
85% 568 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 526
QC Float 551
QC Mixed 534
122% 537 Pts
MC Int 520
MC Float 553
MC Mixed 533
80% 535 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 126
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 129
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 488
QC Float 517
QC Mixed 500
114% 502 Pts
MC Int 488
MC Float 519
MC Mixed 502
75% 503 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 123
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 127
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 376
QC Float 409
QC Mixed 492
96% 425 Pts
MC Int 479
MC Float 508
MC Mixed 483
73% 490 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 122
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 445
QC Float 476
QC Mixed 478
106% 466 Pts
MC Int 466
MC Float 477
MC Mixed 402
67% 448 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 48.8
SC Float 65.2
SC Mixed 55.8
45% 56.6 Pts
QC Int 174
QC Float 196
QC Mixed 186
42% 185 Pts
MC Int 186
MC Float 219
MC Mixed 202
30% 202 Pts
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Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 57%
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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 13 months ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

2 days ago.

Great performance and will have a long useful life.


Good

11 days ago.

retert


Excellent

2 days ago.

Amazing for gaming


Good

13 hrs ago.

jebac bo stare


Terrible

11 hrs ago.

cheap and power


Good

13 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

Fantastic processor


Excellent

15 days ago.

foarte,foarte bun


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

4 days ago.

beast


Terrible

2 days ago.

i use it and it is amazing


Good

7 days ago.

Good for Gaming.


Excellent

1 day ago.

very good


Excellent

12 months ago.


Terrible

16 days ago.

best processor for gaming


Excellent

27 days ago.

Very bad value.


Terrible

1 month ago.

only 4 cores, old and bad


Poor

1 month ago.

no hyperthreading


Good

1 month ago.

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


Poor

27 days ago.

because r5


Good

1 month ago.

because i can


Good

3 hrs ago.

Succ


Excellent

1 month ago.

amaisadnjg


Excellent

5 days ago.

dont need any reason just play with it )


Terrible

3 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Outstanding

7 months ago.

The best CPU for value.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Love it 333333


Terrible

5 months ago.

it low for 4k


Excellent

8 months ago.

The 250$ Contender from Intel, better suited for Gaming


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 days ago.

An absolutely phenomenal overclocker!


Outstanding

10 months ago.

Perfect for me!


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


Very good

7 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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In case someone else is interested.


Excellent

5 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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