Average Bench: 75.6% (248th of 1369)

Based on 91,064 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6600 CPU @ 3.30GHz
Poor: 62%Average: 75.6% Great: 84%
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

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

Avg. Memory Latency 82.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 108Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-6600 is 22%. 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 Speed 408Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 406Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 91,064 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.5 Memory 82.2 91.8
86.9 1-Core 108 121
176 2-Core 214 234
76.2% 135 Pts
Min Avg Max
272 4-Core 398 451
299 8-Core 406 452
53.5% 402 Pts
Min Avg Max
301 64-Core 408 452
25.2% 408 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
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)
Memory 89.1
1-Core 115
2-Core 226
81% 143 Pts
4-Core 403
8-Core 424
55% 414 Pts
64-Core 411
26% 411 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.4
1-Core 108
2-Core 212
78% 137 Pts
4-Core 285
8-Core 351
41% 318 Pts
64-Core 343
21% 343 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.2
1-Core 101
2-Core 181
70% 121 Pts
4-Core 331
8-Core 353
45% 342 Pts
64-Core 349
22% 349 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.1
1-Core 77.5
2-Core 166
62% 107 Pts
4-Core 265
8-Core 236
34% 250 Pts
64-Core 243
15% 243 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 50.2
1-Core 105
2-Core 202
64% 119 Pts
4-Core 336
8-Core 364
46% 350 Pts
64-Core 371
23% 371 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $224 @ launch in Sep '15
AmazonUS $2463 years
BHPhotoUS $2503 years
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Typical Core i5-6600 Builds (Compare 7,836 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $881

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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 7 years ago.

Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Terrible

2 months ago.

its good cpu for what paid for


Poor

9 months ago.

extremely good processor for mid-high gaming


Good

3 months ago.

Solid performer. Still going good for price paid.


Terrible

2 years ago.

It is very relaiable and consistent. Perfect CPU


Poor

21 months ago.

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


Terrible

5 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

2 years ago.

Good


Terrible

5 years ago.

it is low for 4k


Excellent

21 months 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!


Very good

6 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.


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