Average Bench: 74.4% (271st of 1355)

Based on 87,634 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 57%Average: 74.4% Great: 83%
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-6600 averaged 25.5% 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 81.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 105Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6600 is 25.9%. 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 397Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 396Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 87,634 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.9 Memory 81.8 92.4
83.1 1-Core 105 117
157 2-Core 207 228
76.3% 131 Pts
Min Avg Max
244 4-Core 387 434
286 8-Core 396 433
53.3% 391 Pts
Min Avg Max
297 64-Core 397 437
26.7% 397 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 84.9
1-Core 111
2-Core 221
80% 139 Pts
4-Core 428
8-Core 430
59% 429 Pts
64-Core 427
29% 427 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
Memory 83.6
1-Core 113
2-Core 218
80% 138 Pts
4-Core 430
8-Core 427
59% 428 Pts
64-Core 429
29% 429 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.2
1-Core 89.4
2-Core 191
71% 121 Pts
4-Core 376
8-Core 372
51% 374 Pts
64-Core 371
25% 371 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.3
1-Core 92.7
2-Core 187
68% 118 Pts
4-Core 334
8-Core 329
46% 332 Pts
64-Core 328
22% 328 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 53,549,507 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $224 @ launch in Sep '15
AmazonUS $2462 years
BHPhotoUS $2503 years
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Typical Core i5-6600 Builds (Compare 26,638 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 - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $840

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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 6 years ago.

Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

its good cpu for what paid for


Poor

3 months ago.

extremely good processor for mid-high gaming


Excellent

1 month ago.

Solid performer. Still going good for price paid.


Terrible

2 years ago.

It is very relaiable and consistent. Perfect CPU


Poor

16 months ago.

i5 6600 is good for gaming but it's not good for a workstation and making content on the internet


Terrible

4 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

22 months ago.

Good


Terrible

4 years ago.

it is low for 4k


Excellent

16 months ago.

I have that CPU since 2016... Ultra Settings 1080p with good grafics. Best CPU I have bought... With XMP: DDR-4 3200 MHz a very good Marathon runner!


Very good

5 years ago.

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


Outstanding

20 months ago.


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