Average Bench: 76.1% (94th of 1146)

Based on 34,304 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 59%Average: 76.1% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-6600 averaged 23.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-6600 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Floating Point Speed 418Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 111Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6600 is 26.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-6600 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 401Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 428Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 34,304 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.5 SC Int 103 114
90.1 SC Float 111 124
89.3 SC Mixed 107 119
85.5% 107 Pts
Min Avg Max
261 QC Int 368 425
291 QC Float 418 467
287 QC Mixed 391 443
88.9% 393 Pts
Min Avg Max
296 MC Int 378 428
336 MC Float 428 466
314 MC Mixed 401 445
60.1% 402 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 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 120
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 411
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 439
99% 439 Pts
MC Int 424
MC Float 468
MC Mixed 446
67% 446 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 104
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 391
QC Float 437
QC Mixed 412
94% 413 Pts
MC Int 414
MC Float 446
MC Mixed 402
63% 421 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.2
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 103
83% 103 Pts
QC Int 213
QC Float 256
QC Mixed 405
66% 291 Pts
MC Int 287
MC Float 334
MC Mixed 307
46% 309 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 58.9
SC Float 81.8
SC Mixed 65.9
55% 68.9 Pts
QC Int 197
QC Float 246
QC Mixed 389
63% 278 Pts
MC Int 312
MC Float 377
MC Mixed 379
53% 356 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,805,264 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $224 @ launch in Sep '15
NeweggUS $2325 months
BHPhotoUS $2501 month
OutletPCUS $2565 hrs
EbayUS $34316 mins
AmazonUS $3486 days
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Typical Core i5-6600 Builds (Compare 23,573 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $907

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-6600 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ3'15
Processor Numberi5-6600
# 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$213.00 - $224.00
Clock Speed3.3 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.9 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP65 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)

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 TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)Yes
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 TechYes

 Comments

Skylake 6th generation Core i5 processor...

Added 3 years ago.

Good

1 day ago.

INTEL FOR EVER


Terrible

9 months ago.

its good cpu for what paid for


Excellent

3 months ago.

Very powerful and run every game without problem


Excellent

5 months ago.

It is very relaiable and consistent. Perfect CPU


Excellent

1 month ago.

I love this beast


Terrible

17 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

18 months ago.

Surpassed by the 7600, which is still a bad value.


Terrible

18 months ago.

it is low for 4k


Very good

2 years ago.

A solid mid-high CPU for desktop & gaming use, should last me a couple of CPU generations without too much envy.


Outstanding

2 years ago.

Best CPU for Non-Enthusiast pc's. If used for gaming, way better value for money than i7 due to the fact, that you dont need 8 Threads. This cpu does not bottleneck a Gtx 1080 and is in fact the best cpu for gaming in the 6th Gen.


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