Average Bench: 64.1% (128th of 1182)

Based on 40,837 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 47%Average: 64.1% Great: 72%
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-6600 averaged 35.9% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 106Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 210Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6600 is 25%. 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 399Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 395Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 40,837 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.2 1-Core 106 119
164 2-Core 210 232
74.2% 158 Pts
Min Avg Max
262 4-Core 386 438
289 8-Core 395 440
53.2% 391 Pts
Min Avg Max
318 64-Core 399 442
26.8% 399 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 117
2-Core 227
81% 172 Pts
4-Core 407
8-Core 424
56% 416 Pts
64-Core 413
28% 413 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 110
2-Core 218
77% 164 Pts
4-Core 415
8-Core 408
56% 412 Pts
64-Core 365
24% 365 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 108
2-Core 215
76% 162 Pts
4-Core 397
8-Core 408
55% 402 Pts
64-Core 413
28% 413 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,361,331 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $224 @ launch in Sep '15
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Typical Core i5-6600 Builds (Compare 29,561 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $1,028

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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.

Excellent

1 month ago.

No Hyperthreading No Overclocking


Terrible

15 months ago.

its good cpu for what paid for


Excellent

9 months ago.

Very powerful and run every game without problem


Excellent

11 months ago.

It is very relaiable and consistent. Perfect CPU


Terrible

3 months ago.

Go get other cpu, this is trash.


Average

24 months ago.

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


Terrible

23 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

2 years 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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