Average Bench: 90.8% (40th of 1143)

more Based on 70,997 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]

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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i5-7600K averaged just 9.1% 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

Quad Core Floating Point Speed 502Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 134Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-7600K is 40.9%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-7600K performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 480Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 515Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 70,997 samples)
Min Avg Max
103 SC Int 122 145
111 SC Float 134 160
106 SC Mixed 128 152
102% 128 Pts
Min Avg Max
316 QC Int 440 548
371 QC Float 502 619
338 QC Mixed 467 577
106% 470 Pts
Min Avg Max
349 MC Int 453 561
394 MC Float 515 621
370 MC Mixed 480 586
72.2% 483 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 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 124
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 135
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 474
QC Float 536
QC Mixed 508
114% 506 Pts
MC Int 480
MC Float 540
MC Mixed 503
76% 508 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 121
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 129
104% 129 Pts
QC Int 459
QC Float 538
QC Mixed 496
113% 498 Pts
MC Int 459
MC Float 537
MC Mixed 494
74% 497 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 122
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 126
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 453
QC Float 506
QC Mixed 478
108% 479 Pts
MC Int 454
MC Float 516
MC Mixed 481
72% 483 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 119
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 127
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 443
QC Float 516
QC Mixed 470
108% 476 Pts
MC Int 452
MC Float 516
MC Mixed 479
72% 482 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 125
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 438
QC Float 508
QC Mixed 467
107% 471 Pts
MC Int 440
MC Float 508
MC Mixed 470
71% 473 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $240 @ launch in Jan '17
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Typical Core i5-7600K Builds (Compare 12,033 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 109% - Outstanding Total price: $887

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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 24 months ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

7 days ago.

The best processor to buy if you are dumb


Excellent

13 days ago.

perfect


Terrible

6 days ago.

Very poor as my friend abdullah is a reatard


Terrible

20 hrs ago.

Years of stagnation


Good

10 days ago.

Best mid range buget processor


Good

1 month ago.


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

23 months ago.


Terrible

6 months ago.

dont need any reason just play with it )


Terrible

6 months ago.

Sería como un sueño hecho realidad equisde. Menorquetres


Terrible

14 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Outstanding

18 months ago.

The best CPU for value.


Terrible

16 months ago.

it low for 4k


Excellent

2 days ago.

For the money the 4k gaming works well


Excellent

19 months ago.

The 250$ Contender from Intel, better suited for Gaming


Excellent

15 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 months ago.

An absolutely phenomenal overclocker!


Outstanding

21 months ago.

Perfect for me!


Excellent

17 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 months ago.

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


Good

1 month 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.


Very good

17 months 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!

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Excellent

10 months ago.

Is part of my current build and works fine


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