Average Bench: 74.8% (233rd of 1307)

Based on 71,077 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 59%Average: 74.8% Great: 83%
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-6600 averaged 25.2% 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 82.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 107Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6600 is 24.1%. 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 394Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 391Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 71,077 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.9 Memory 82.9 92.7
86.2 1-Core 107 119
166 2-Core 210 231
77.4% 133 Pts
Min Avg Max
262 4-Core 385 436
289 8-Core 391 438
52.9% 388 Pts
Min Avg Max
296 64-Core 394 440
26.5% 394 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 92
1-Core 109
2-Core 217
82% 139 Pts
4-Core 418
8-Core 421
57% 420 Pts
64-Core 421
28% 421 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.1
1-Core 110
2-Core 216
81% 138 Pts
4-Core 418
8-Core 417
57% 417 Pts
64-Core 419
28% 419 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.1
1-Core 109
2-Core 217
80% 137 Pts
4-Core 352
8-Core 406
51% 379 Pts
64-Core 401
27% 401 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.9
1-Core 97.8
2-Core 208
77% 132 Pts
4-Core 293
8-Core 330
42% 312 Pts
64-Core 352
24% 352 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 42,099,212 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $224 @ launch in Sep '15
OutletPCUS $2302 months
AmazonUS $24619 months
BHPhotoUS $2502 years
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Typical Core i5-6600 Builds (Compare 18,212 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $960

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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 5 years ago.

Average (edit your comment) Add link

55 mins ago.

Good processor for gaming but you can leave your streaming dreams behind because you probably won't be able to.


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Good

3 months ago.

Performs well with powerful graphics card


Excellent

4 months ago.

its good cpu for what paid for


Excellent

4 months ago.

extremely good processor for mid-high gaming


Terrible

12 months ago.

It is very relaiable and consistent. Perfect CPU


Poor

1 month ago.

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


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

7 months ago.

Good


Terrible

3 years ago.

it is low for 4k


Very good

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

1 month 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!


Outstanding

6 months ago.


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