Average Bench: 90.2% (43rd of 1146)

more Based on 85,202 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 9.7% 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 497Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 133Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-7600K is 37.6%. 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 476Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 511Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 85,202 samples)
Min Avg Max
103 SC Int 122 141
109 SC Float 133 156
108 SC Mixed 127 148
102% 127 Pts
Min Avg Max
309 QC Int 438 529
347 QC Float 497 607
330 QC Mixed 463 566
105% 466 Pts
Min Avg Max
332 MC Int 448 536
388 MC Float 511 607
365 MC Mixed 476 567
71.4% 478 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 4.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 145
SC Float 161
SC Mixed 153
122% 153 Pts
QC Int 535
QC Float 627
QC Mixed 574
131% 579 Pts
MC Int 539
MC Float 617
MC Mixed 567
86% 574 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 135
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 508
QC Float 580
QC Mixed 537
123% 542 Pts
MC Int 505
MC Float 571
MC Mixed 538
80% 538 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 133
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 139
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 489
QC Float 532
QC Mixed 531
117% 518 Pts
MC Int 514
MC Float 558
MC Mixed 519
79% 530 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 126
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 130
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 491
QC Float 542
QC Mixed 512
117% 515 Pts
MC Int 494
MC Float 524
MC Mixed 508
76% 508 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 125
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 129
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 457
QC Float 515
QC Mixed 481
110% 484 Pts
MC Int 458
MC Float 514
MC Mixed 485
73% 486 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,804,268 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $240 @ launch in Jan '17
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Typical Core i5-7600K Builds (Compare 13,787 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $927

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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 2 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

9 days ago.

Overclocks nicely and performs consitently under load. Runs games and CPU-intensive tasks quickly. Hyper 212 Evo keeps the CPU 35C.


Good

7 days ago.

perfect


Terrible

13 days ago.

overpriced for what it is


Excellent

3 days ago.

Years of stagnation


Excellent

8 days ago.

Best mid range buget processor


Good

2 days ago.


Good

6 days ago.

overclocked is ok


Excellent

26 days ago.

Cool % Fast CPU. Easy clock whit air cooler.


Good

2 months ago.

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


Average

17 days ago.

ggfg


Excellent

2 month ago.

amazing


Excellent

2 years ago.


Terrible

8 months ago.

dont need any reason just play with it )


Terrible

8 months ago.

Sería como un sueño hecho realidad equisde. Menorquetres


Terrible

17 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

1 month ago.

Perfect CPU for Gaming-only purpose


Outstanding

20 months ago.

The best CPU for value.


Terrible

18 months ago.

it low for 4k


Excellent

2 months ago.

For the money the 4k gaming works well


Excellent

21 months ago.

The 250$ Contender from Intel, better suited for Gaming


Excellent

18 months ago.

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


Excellent

13 months ago.

An absolutely phenomenal overclocker!


Outstanding

23 months ago.

Perfect for me!


Excellent

19 months ago.

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


Excellent

18 months ago.

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


Good

3 months 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

20 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!

Deal  www.microcenter.com/...

In case someone else is interested.


Excellent

13 months ago.

Is part of my current build and works fine


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