Average Bench: 62.7% (141st of 1184)

Based on 44,970 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 47%Average: 62.7% Great: 70%
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-6600 averaged 37.3% 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 211Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6600 is 23.2%. 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 400Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 396Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 44,970 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.1 1-Core 106 119
174 2-Core 211 231
74.7% 159 Pts
Min Avg Max
283 4-Core 389 440
303 8-Core 396 441
53.6% 393 Pts
Min Avg Max
317 64-Core 400 443
26.8% 400 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 3.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 121
2-Core 235
84% 178 Pts
4-Core 440
8-Core 442
60% 441 Pts
64-Core 447
30% 447 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 109
2-Core 222
78% 166 Pts
4-Core 438
8-Core 436
60% 437 Pts
64-Core 442
30% 442 Pts
Socket 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 114
2-Core 224
80% 169 Pts
4-Core 422
8-Core 437
58% 429 Pts
64-Core 434
29% 434 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 96.8
2-Core 198
69% 147 Pts
4-Core 368
8-Core 342
49% 355 Pts
64-Core 374
25% 374 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 46.6
2-Core 60.3
27% 53.4 Pts
4-Core 206
8-Core 177
27% 192 Pts
64-Core 40.3
3% 40.3 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,953,511 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $224 @ launch in Sep '15
EbayUS $23036 secs
AmazonUS $2461 month
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Typical Core i5-6600 Builds (Compare 31,607 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 55% - Above average Total price: $987

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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

18 days ago.

No Hyperthreading No Overclocking


Terrible

17 months ago.

its good cpu for what paid for


Excellent

11 months ago.

Very powerful and run every game without problem


Excellent

13 months ago.

It is very relaiable and consistent. Perfect CPU


Terrible

5 months ago.

Go get other cpu, this is trash.


Average

2 years ago.

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


Terrible

2 years 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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