Average Bench: 75.6% (98th of 1147)

Based on 40,868 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 58%Average: 75.6% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-6600 averaged 24.3% 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 417Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 389Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6600 is 27.1%. 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 398Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 427Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 40,868 samples)
Min Avg Max
82 SC Int 102 115
84 SC Float 110 124
85.3 SC Mixed 106 119
84.8% 106 Pts
Min Avg Max
260 QC Int 366 422
294 QC Float 417 468
270 QC Mixed 389 440
88.5% 391 Pts
Min Avg Max
286 MC Int 376 426
338 MC Float 427 468
310 MC Mixed 398 443
59.9% 400 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 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 111
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 396
QC Float 465
QC Mixed 422
97% 428 Pts
MC Int 394
MC Float 456
MC Mixed 425
64% 425 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.2
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 107
84% 106 Pts
QC Int 374
QC Float 445
QC Mixed 404
92% 408 Pts
MC Int 377
MC Float 441
MC Mixed 402
61% 406 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 85.4
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 410
QC Float 471
QC Mixed 435
99% 439 Pts
MC Int 410
MC Float 465
MC Mixed 436
65% 437 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.5
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 109
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 371
QC Float 408
QC Mixed 370
87% 383 Pts
MC Int 386
MC Float 451
MC Mixed 418
62% 418 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 108
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 322
QC Float 326
QC Mixed 287
71% 312 Pts
MC Int 350
MC Float 414
MC Mixed 356
56% 373 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,365,793 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $224 @ launch in Sep '15
NeweggUS $2327 months
AmazonUS $24341 mins
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Typical Core i5-6600 Builds (Compare 25,735 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: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $963

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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

11 months ago.

its good cpu for what paid for


Excellent

5 months ago.

Very powerful and run every game without problem


Excellent

1 day ago.

adoro meu processador


Excellent

7 months ago.

It is very relaiable and consistent. Perfect CPU


Terrible

19 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

20 months ago.

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


Terrible

20 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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