Average Bench: 82.7% (123rd of 1307)

more Based on 180,072 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906E9, , 0F8BFBFF000906E9, 0000000000000000, 0FABFBFF000906E9 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7600K CPU @ 3.80GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7600K CPU @ 4.20GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7600K CPU @ 4.40GHz

The i5-7600K targets high end gamers, it sits just behind the flagship i7-7700K in Intel’s Kaby Lake lineup. The 7600K will likely be the most popular gaming CPU of 2017 (some competition from AMD’s upcoming Zen/Ryzen CPUs, would be very welcome). Comparing the 7600K and 6600K shows that the two processors are very closely matched and comparing the 7600K vs the hyper-threaded 7700K highlights the relative strength of the 7700K for workstation performance. There are no significant architectural differences between Kaby Lake and Skylake so, when fully overclocked, the two generations should perform similarly but Kaby Lake offers faster base clocks, improved speed shift technology which helps CPU responsiveness, and better integrated graphics[Jan '17 CPUPro]

Poor: 66%Average: 82.7% Great: 93%
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-7600K averaged just 17.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-7600K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 88.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 123Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-7600K is 27.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-7600K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 452Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 451Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 180,072 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.7 Memory 88.4 96.3
99.2 1-Core 123 143
192 2-Core 244 284
87.1% 152 Pts
Min Avg Max
303 4-Core 444 543
331 8-Core 451 544
61% 448 Pts
Min Avg Max
329 64-Core 452 548
30.3% 452 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 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.2
1-Core 139
2-Core 255
94% 163 Pts
4-Core 527
8-Core 556
73% 542 Pts
64-Core 550
37% 550 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.2
1-Core 132
2-Core 270
94% 166 Pts
4-Core 506
8-Core 518
70% 512 Pts
64-Core 517
35% 517 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.5
1-Core 126
2-Core 257
89% 157 Pts
4-Core 458
8-Core 473
63% 466 Pts
64-Core 477
32% 477 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 88
1-Core 125
2-Core 236
86% 150 Pts
4-Core 243
8-Core 493
45% 368 Pts
64-Core 476
32% 476 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $240 @ launch in Jan '17
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Typical Core i5-7600K Builds (Compare 11,068 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 70%
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
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Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 64% - Good Total price: $906

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-7600K Processor (6M Cache, up to 4.20 GHz)
Code NameKaby Lake
Launch DateQ1'17
Processor Numberi5-7600K
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$242.00 - $243.00
Clock Speed3.80 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.20 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
QPI Links0
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP91 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350.00 MHz
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.15 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Memory Channels2
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
TSX-NIYes
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes

 Comments

7th generation Kaby Lake processor...

Added 4 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

1 day ago.

This is a decent CPU but if you want to play those heavy CPU games this aint it.


Poor

16 days ago.

Ez 100% cpu not worth it. Better off with a i7 9700K


Excellent

1 month ago.

Has done everything I've needed it to do with zero issues


Good

1 month ago.


Good

30 days ago.

My cpu literally can't handle editing and if i have more than 4 tabs open my cpu starts to overheat


Poor

4 months ago.

Cool % Fast CPU. Easy clock whit air cooler.


Excellent

9 months ago.

i have this cpu and ofc i looking best perfomanc for gaming and price. you can't miss 7600k is beast!


Excellent

4 years ago.


Poor

2 months ago.

dont need any reason just play with it )


Excellent

2 months ago.

Runs @4.9 Ghz easily with a decent air cooler


Terrible

2 years ago.

Sería como un sueño hecho realidad equisde. Menorquetres


Poor

16 months ago.

Perfect CPU for Gaming-only purpose


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

3 years ago.

it low for 4k


Excellent

2 years ago.

For the money the 4k gaming works well


Average

14 months ago.

(O__O)


Excellent

17 months ago.

Overclocked at 4.6Ghz is very nice


Excellent

3 years ago.

The 250$ Contender from Intel, better suited for Gaming


Excellent

3 years ago.

Brings "power to the people" at an affordable price while not dropping much in the way of performance to the 7700K.


Excellent

3 years ago.

An absolutely phenomenal overclocker!


Outstanding

4 years ago.

Perfect for me!


Excellent

3 years ago.

Single and Quadcore performance of a 7700k for 100$ less, the best gaming focused processor


Excellent

3 years ago.

I own one myself, and the overclockability as well as the overall speed is very good, especially for this price.


Good

2 years ago.

Built my PC around it before I got into the used hardware market and it holds up very well. Unlocked, but I have to say, it's a bit expensive.


Excellent

13 months ago.

Can get to 5.2 ghz stable easily, and can get to 5.3 ghz and run some benches. Mind you this is with only a hyper 212 evo...! This thing is a quad thread BEAST!


Very good

3 years ago.

Currently @5.0gHz stable over days at 1.375 volts. 70c at full load with 212 evo. Picked up from Micro Center for $199. Recommended!

Deal  www.microcenter.com/...

In case someone else is interested.


Excellent

3 years ago.

Is part of my current build and works fine


Excellent

16 months ago.

this cpu is perfect for all case, game or work


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