Average Bench: 90.8% (8th of 952)

more Based on 56,082 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , 0F8BFBFF000506E3, 0000000000000000, 1F8BFBFF000506E3, 0FABFBFF000506E3, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600K CPU @ 3.50GHz
Poor: 69%Average: 90.8% Great: 109%
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-6600K averaged just 9.1% 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 491Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 456Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6600K is 39.8%. 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 502Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 485Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 56,082 samples)
Min Avg Max
100 SC Int 120 141
108 SC Float 129 151
103 SC Mixed 124 146
99.6% 125 Pts
Min Avg Max
332 QC Int 456 555
360 QC Float 491 594
336 QC Mixed 472 573
107% 473 Pts
Min Avg Max
382 MC Int 467 556
407 MC Float 502 596
394 MC Mixed 485 577
72.6% 485 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 135
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 543
QC Float 585
QC Mixed 562
128% 563 Pts
MC Int 545
MC Float 585
MC Mixed 565
85% 565 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 130
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 139
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 536
QC Float 568
QC Mixed 551
125% 552 Pts
MC Int 537
MC Float 569
MC Mixed 550
83% 552 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 131
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 138
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 524
QC Float 569
QC Mixed 544
124% 546 Pts
MC Int 528
MC Float 569
MC Mixed 550
82% 549 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 134
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 137
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 488
QC Float 533
QC Mixed 511
116% 511 Pts
MC Int 502
MC Float 539
MC Mixed 519
78% 520 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 130
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 483
QC Float 493
QC Mixed 476
110% 484 Pts
MC Int 471
MC Float 527
MC Mixed 504
75% 501 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 127
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 130
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 439
QC Float 489
QC Mixed 468
106% 466 Pts
MC Int 498
MC Float 527
MC Mixed 509
77% 511 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 115
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 119
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 437
QC Float 465
QC Mixed 446
102% 450 Pts
MC Int 438
MC Float 468
MC Mixed 453
68% 453 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 113
91% 113 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 465
QC Mixed 447
101% 447 Pts
MC Int 432
MC Float 467
MC Mixed 448
67% 449 Pts
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Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 82%
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Workstation
Workstation 56%
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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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