Average Bench: 93.1% (45th of 1316)

Based on 4,984 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000A0653 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-10600 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 84%Average: 93.1% Great: 99%
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-10600 averaged just 6.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-10600 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 136Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 266Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-10600 is just 14.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-10600 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,062Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 833Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,984 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.7 Memory 91.8 96.9
121 1-Core 136 146
234 2-Core 266 289
93.8% 164 Pts
Min Avg Max
426 4-Core 508 559
710 8-Core 833 902
85% 671 Pts
Min Avg Max
931 64-Core 1,062 1,118
71.3% 1,062 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 92
1-Core 136
2-Core 268
94% 165 Pts
4-Core 544
8-Core 894
91% 719 Pts
64-Core 1,117
75% 1,117 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.8
1-Core 136
2-Core 271
94% 166 Pts
4-Core 543
8-Core 898
91% 720 Pts
64-Core 1,110
74% 1,110 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.6
1-Core 136
2-Core 271
94% 166 Pts
4-Core 542
8-Core 881
90% 712 Pts
64-Core 1,097
74% 1,097 Pts
LGA1200, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.7
1-Core 138
2-Core 269
95% 166 Pts
4-Core 527
8-Core 860
88% 693 Pts
64-Core 1,102
74% 1,102 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.9
1-Core 136
2-Core 270
94% 166 Pts
4-Core 438
8-Core 743
74% 590 Pts
64-Core 1,050
70% 1,050 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $230 @ launch in May '20
AmazonUS $2158 mins
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Typical Core i5-10600 Builds (Compare 12,252 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 142%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 99%
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Workstation
Workstation 131%
UFO

Motherboard: MSI MPG Z490 GAMING PLUS - $190

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $1,062

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-10600 Processor
Launch DateQ2'20
Processor Numberi5-10600
# of Cores6
# of Threads12
Cache12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Clock Speed3.30 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.80 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP65 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.20 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size128 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2666
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth41.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Turbo Boost 3.0 TechNo
Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)Yes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1200

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

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