Average Bench: 94.3% (13th of 968)

Based on 20,606 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: 94.3% Great: 111%
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-7600K averaged just 5.6% 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 511Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 475Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-7600K is 33%. 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 524Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 504Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,606 samples)
Min Avg Max
109 SC Int 125 144
118 SC Float 134 156
114 SC Mixed 129 150
104% 130 Pts
Min Avg Max
358 QC Int 475 566
394 QC Float 511 607
374 QC Mixed 489 583
111% 492 Pts
Min Avg Max
409 MC Int 488 569
433 MC Float 524 617
420 MC Mixed 504 591
75.6% 505 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 GHz (avg)
SC Int 122
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 130
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 478
QC Float 505
QC Mixed 484
111% 489 Pts
MC Int 486
MC Float 516
MC Mixed 494
75% 499 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 120
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 449
QC Float 510
QC Mixed 493
110% 484 Pts
MC Int 477
MC Float 511
MC Mixed 492
74% 493 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 131
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 471
QC Float 453
QC Mixed 458
104% 461 Pts
MC Int 454
MC Float 499
MC Mixed 489
72% 481 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 120
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 444
QC Float 476
QC Mixed 453
104% 458 Pts
MC Int 445
MC Float 482
MC Mixed 461
69% 462 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 113
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 118
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 437
QC Float 460
QC Mixed 441
101% 446 Pts
MC Int 440
MC Float 509
MC Mixed 454
70% 468 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 114
95% 118 Pts
QC Int 399
QC Float 468
QC Mixed 429
98% 432 Pts
MC Int 437
MC Float 484
MC Mixed 462
69% 461 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 122
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 393
QC Float 445
QC Mixed 390
93% 410 Pts
MC Int 438
MC Float 403
MC Mixed 383
61% 408 Pts
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Gaming 96%
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Desktop 85%
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Workstation 57%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $162

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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 8 months ago.

Terrible

5 days ago.

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


Good

2 hrs ago.

Decent processing boost. But not enough as I would wish


Poor

5 days ago.

Amazing for gaming


Terrible

1 day ago.

Very hot


Excellent

3 days ago.

Nothing to say.


Good

5 days ago.

the best processor of games


Terrible

2 days ago.

:)


Good

5 days ago.

Fantastic processor


Good

2 days ago.

PERFECT for gaming


Excellent

8 days ago.

INTEL


Excellent

25 days ago.

k


Excellent

7 months ago.


Excellent

17 days ago.

best processor for gaming


Excellent

3 days ago.

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


Excellent

5 days ago.

Very bad value.


Terrible

8 days ago.

bad


Poor

25 days ago.

because r5


Excellent

30 days ago.

nice


Terrible

8 days ago.

it low for 4k


Excellent

3 months ago.

The 250$ Contender from Intel, better suited for Gaming


Outstanding

2 months ago.

The best CPU for value.


Outstanding

5 months ago.

Perfect for me!


Very good

1 month 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

1 month ago.

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


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