Average Bench: 89.1% (14th of 961)

more Based on 61,229 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , 0F8BFBFF000506E3, 0000000000000000, 1F8BFBFF000506E3, 0FABFBFF000506E3, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600K CPU @ 3.50GHz
Poor: 70%Average: 89.1% Great: 107%
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-6600K averaged just 10.9% 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 481Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 447Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6600K is 36.4%. 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 491Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 472Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 61,229 samples)
Min Avg Max
98 SC Int 118 139
107 SC Float 126 149
102 SC Mixed 122 143
97.6% 122 Pts
Min Avg Max
324 QC Int 447 544
349 QC Float 481 583
336 QC Mixed 463 560
105% 464 Pts
Min Avg Max
362 MC Int 458 543
390 MC Float 491 584
367 MC Mixed 472 563
70.9% 474 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 136
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 141
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 518
QC Float 574
QC Mixed 552
124% 548 Pts
MC Int 538
MC Float 577
MC Mixed 555
83% 557 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 133
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 138
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 518
QC Float 539
QC Mixed 539
121% 532 Pts
MC Int 521
MC Float 555
MC Mixed 530
80% 535 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 130
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 136
108% 136 Pts
QC Int 518
QC Float 560
QC Mixed 539
122% 539 Pts
MC Int 519
MC Float 561
MC Mixed 540
81% 540 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 130
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 520
QC Float 556
QC Mixed 536
122% 537 Pts
MC Int 520
MC Float 556
MC Mixed 540
81% 539 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 124
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 129
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 491
QC Float 509
QC Mixed 492
113% 497 Pts
MC Int 470
MC Float 501
MC Mixed 480
72% 484 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 131
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 514
QC Float 504
QC Mixed 387
106% 468 Pts
MC Int 399
MC Float 521
MC Mixed 459
68% 460 Pts
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Typical Core i5-6600K Builds (Compare 14,539 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 55%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $141

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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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