Average Bench: 75.8% (93rd of 1143)

Based on 32,181 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 58%Average: 75.8% Great: 84%
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-6600 averaged 24.1% 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 419Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 392Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6600 is 26.2%. 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 32,181 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.2 SC Int 102 114
88.7 SC Float 110 123
85.7 SC Mixed 105 118
84.7% 106 Pts
Min Avg Max
270 QC Int 369 427
305 QC Float 419 466
281 QC Mixed 392 441
89% 393 Pts
Min Avg Max
296 MC Int 380 428
340 MC Float 428 466
312 MC Mixed 401 444
60.2% 403 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 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 112
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 394
QC Float 437
QC Mixed 421
94% 417 Pts
MC Int 389
MC Float 436
MC Mixed 422
62% 415 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 103
84% 106 Pts
QC Int 413
QC Float 441
QC Mixed 400
95% 418 Pts
MC Int 375
MC Float 423
MC Mixed 404
60% 401 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 80.1
SC Float 89.1
SC Mixed 83.9
68% 84.4 Pts
QC Int 192
QC Float 237
QC Mixed 296
55% 242 Pts
MC Int 307
MC Float 349
MC Mixed 339
50% 331 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,892,126 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $224 @ launch in Sep '15
NeweggUS $2322 months
OutletPCUS $24021 days
BHPhotoUS $2501 hr
AmazonUS $27521 days
EbayUS $29951 mins
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Typical Core i5-6600 Builds (Compare 20,522 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $866

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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.

Terrible

7 months ago.

its good cpu for what paid for


Excellent

1 month ago.

Very powerful and run every game without problem


Excellent

2 months ago.

It is very relaiable and consistent. Perfect CPU


Terrible

14 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

15 months ago.

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


Terrible

16 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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