Average Bench: 74.9% (207th of 1265)

Based on 63,906 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 61%Average: 74.9% Great: 83%
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-6600 averaged 25.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 83.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 105Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6600 is 22%. 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 390Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 389Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 63,906 samples)
Min Avg Max
68 Memory 83.2 92.7
83.1 1-Core 105 118
160 2-Core 208 230
76.9% 132 Pts
Min Avg Max
263 4-Core 385 438
274 8-Core 389 440
52.8% 387 Pts
Min Avg Max
285 64-Core 390 441
26.2% 390 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.7
1-Core 111
2-Core 223
82% 141 Pts
4-Core 422
8-Core 428
58% 425 Pts
64-Core 426
29% 426 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.5
1-Core 101
2-Core 208
76% 131 Pts
4-Core 386
8-Core 391
53% 388 Pts
64-Core 387
26% 387 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.5
1-Core 101
2-Core 211
72% 127 Pts
4-Core 404
8-Core 390
55% 397 Pts
64-Core 398
27% 398 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.7
1-Core 92
2-Core 171
69% 115 Pts
4-Core 285
8-Core 347
42% 316 Pts
64-Core 353
24% 353 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,636,312 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $224 @ launch in Sep '15
EbayUS $1979 mins
OutletPCUS $23015 days
AmazonUS $24613 months
BHPhotoUS $25018 months
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Typical Core i5-6600 Builds (Compare 10,224 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $1,009

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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 4 years ago.

Excellent

3 months ago.

Perfect for overclocking with z170 motherboards! Highly recommend - cheap and effective.


Good

4 days ago.

Performs well with powerful graphics card


Good

7 months ago.

its good cpu for what paid for


Terrible

5 months ago.

It is very relaiable and consistent. Perfect CPU


Poor

1 month ago.

I'm using it, but too much lag. It's just not good.


Average

3 years ago.

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


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

1 month ago.

Good


Terrible

3 years ago.

it is low for 4k


Very good

3 years ago.

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


Outstanding

3 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.


Excellent

26 days ago.

I have that CPU since 2016... and the R9 390x bottlenecks it constantly. Best CPU I have bought... With DDR-4 3200 MHz a very good Marathon runner!


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