Average Bench: 74.2% (216th of 1276)

Based on 69,274 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 57%Average: 74.2% Great: 83%
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-6600 averaged 25.7% 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 82.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 105Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6600 is 26.4%. 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 391Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 388Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 69,274 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.9 Memory 82.7 93.6
80.3 1-Core 105 119
145 2-Core 207 231
76.5% 131 Pts
Min Avg Max
237 4-Core 379 437
281 8-Core 388 437
52.2% 384 Pts
Min Avg Max
283 64-Core 391 441
26.2% 391 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
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)
Memory 92
1-Core 113
2-Core 222
83% 142 Pts
4-Core 427
8-Core 426
58% 426 Pts
64-Core 428
29% 428 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.6
1-Core 106
2-Core 213
80% 136 Pts
4-Core 406
8-Core 401
55% 403 Pts
64-Core 408
27% 408 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.9
1-Core 107
2-Core 216
77% 134 Pts
4-Core 392
8-Core 406
54% 399 Pts
64-Core 406
27% 406 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.2
1-Core 92.5
2-Core 193
69% 120 Pts
4-Core 292
8-Core 324
41% 308 Pts
64-Core 317
21% 317 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,534,525 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $224 @ launch in Sep '15
EbayUS $19013 mins
OutletPCUS $23010 days
AmazonUS $24616 months
BHPhotoUS $25022 months
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Typical Core i5-6600 Builds (Compare 15,396 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $889

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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 5 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

1 day ago.

Good processor for gaming but you can leave your streaming dreams behind because you probably won't be able to.


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Good

10 days ago.

Performs well with powerful graphics card


Excellent

1 month ago.

its good cpu for what paid for


Excellent

1 month ago.

extremely good processor for mid-high gaming


Terrible

9 months ago.

It is very relaiable and consistent. Perfect CPU


Good

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

4 months ago.

Good


Terrible

3 years ago.

it is low for 4k


Very good

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

4 months 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!


Outstanding

3 months ago.


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