Average Bench: 76.8% (80th of 1130)

Based on 27,981 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 60%Average: 76.8% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-6600 averaged 23.2% 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 421Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 396Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6600 is 25.6%. 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 408Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 431Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 27,981 samples)
Min Avg Max
89 SC Int 103 115
92.4 SC Float 111 124
91.7 SC Mixed 107 119
85.4% 107 Pts
Min Avg Max
262 QC Int 378 430
297 QC Float 421 467
274 QC Mixed 396 445
90.3% 399 Pts
Min Avg Max
305 MC Int 388 430
349 MC Float 431 468
326 MC Mixed 408 447
61.2% 409 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 113
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 117
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 403
QC Float 463
QC Mixed 429
98% 432 Pts
MC Int 412
MC Float 452
MC Mixed 442
65% 435 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 107
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 111
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 408
QC Float 461
QC Mixed 414
97% 428 Pts
MC Int 415
MC Float 464
MC Mixed 426
65% 435 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 101
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 397
QC Float 460
QC Mixed 428
97% 429 Pts
MC Int 376
MC Float 384
MC Mixed 374
57% 378 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 109
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 366
QC Float 450
QC Mixed 405
92% 407 Pts
MC Int 387
MC Float 419
MC Mixed 419
61% 408 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 99.8
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 92.5
80% 99.6 Pts
QC Int 366
QC Float 429
QC Mixed 399
90% 398 Pts
MC Int 386
MC Float 450
MC Mixed 416
62% 418 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,594,309 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $224 @ launch in Sep '15
NeweggUS $23230 days
AmazonUS $24027 mins
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BHPhotoUS $25010 months
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Typical Core i5-6600 Builds (Compare 18,199 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $979

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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 2 years ago.

Terrible

5 months ago.

its good cpu for what paid for


Good

26 days ago.

Quick and quiet. Polyvalent economic CPU for all usage (game, 3D work, office...)


Excellent

1 month ago.

It is very relaiable and consistent. Perfect CPU


Terrible

13 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

14 months ago.

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


Terrible

14 months ago.

it is low for 4k


Very good

23 months ago.

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


Outstanding

22 months 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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