Average Bench: 90.7% (7th of 956)

more Based on 59,005 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , 0F8BFBFF000506E3, 0000000000000000, 1F8BFBFF000506E3, 0FABFBFF000506E3, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600K CPU @ 3.50GHz
Poor: 70%Average: 90.7% Great: 107%
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-6600K averaged just 9.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-6600K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Floating Point Speed 490Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 457Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6600K is 37.1%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-6600K performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 500Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 481Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 59,005 samples)
Min Avg Max
97.8 SC Int 120 139
104 SC Float 128 149
101 SC Mixed 124 144
99.2% 124 Pts
Min Avg Max
333 QC Int 457 547
367 QC Float 490 585
343 QC Mixed 472 563
107% 473 Pts
Min Avg Max
373 MC Int 467 548
399 MC Float 500 586
378 MC Mixed 481 567
72.3% 483 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 137
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 142
113% 142 Pts
QC Int 536
QC Float 567
QC Mixed 549
125% 551 Pts
MC Int 546
MC Float 582
MC Mixed 562
84% 563 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 121
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 440
QC Float 468
QC Mixed 452
103% 453 Pts
MC Int 438
MC Float 468
MC Mixed 454
68% 453 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 118
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 431
QC Float 462
QC Mixed 454
102% 449 Pts
MC Int 432
MC Float 471
MC Mixed 452
68% 451 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 121
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 438
QC Float 475
QC Mixed 448
103% 454 Pts
MC Int 418
MC Float 476
MC Mixed 452
67% 449 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 114
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 119
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 435
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 448
102% 449 Pts
MC Int 437
MC Float 467
MC Mixed 448
68% 451 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 107
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 416
QC Float 447
QC Mixed 433
98% 432 Pts
MC Int 421
MC Float 448
MC Mixed 434
65% 434 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 107
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 108
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 417
QC Float 442
QC Mixed 428
97% 429 Pts
MC Int 414
MC Float 451
MC Mixed 411
64% 425 Pts
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Typical Core i5-6600K Builds (Compare 12,926 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 56%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $128

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-6600K Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ3'15
Processor Numberi5-6600K
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$242.00 - $243.00
Clock Speed3.5 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.9 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP91 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015D (130W)
Product BriefLink

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 530
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.15 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth34.1 GB/s
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
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NIYes
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
Small Business AdvantageYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography14 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
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