Average Bench: 82.4% (52nd of 1206)

more Based on 124,193 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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Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-7600K averaged just 17.5% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 126Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 248Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-7600K is 34.3%. 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 472Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 469Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 124,193 samples)
Min Avg Max
103 1-Core 126 147
200 2-Core 248 292
88.1% 187 Pts
Min Avg Max
319 4-Core 459 568
365 8-Core 469 568
63.2% 464 Pts
Min Avg Max
370 64-Core 472 565
31.7% 472 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 140
2-Core 276
98% 208 Pts
4-Core 537
8-Core 536
73% 537 Pts
64-Core 538
36% 538 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 130
2-Core 258
91% 194 Pts
4-Core 458
8-Core 479
64% 469 Pts
64-Core 466
31% 466 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 123
2-Core 242
86% 182 Pts
4-Core 461
8-Core 468
63% 465 Pts
64-Core 469
32% 469 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 113
2-Core 243
83% 178 Pts
4-Core 462
8-Core 456
63% 459 Pts
64-Core 467
31% 467 Pts
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 Prices

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Desktop 81%
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Workstation
Workstation 47%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $943

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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.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

7 days ago.

runs 100% usage on pubg with gtx 1080 and 16gigs of ram on SSD


Terrible

5 days ago.

Garbage


Good

1 day ago.


Average

1 month ago.

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


Good

22 days ago.

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


Terrible

3 months ago.

Cool % Fast CPU. Easy clock whit air cooler.


Excellent

2 years ago.


Terrible

18 months ago.

dont need any reason just play with it )


Terrible

18 months ago.

Sería como un sueño hecho realidad equisde. Menorquetres


Outstanding

2 years ago.

The best CPU for value.


Good

3 months ago.

Perfect CPU for Gaming-only purpose


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

2 years ago.

it low for 4k


Excellent

12 months ago.

For the money the 4k gaming works well


Excellent

2 years ago.

The 250$ Contender from Intel, better suited for Gaming


Excellent

1 month ago.

Overclocked at 4.6Ghz is very nice


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

23 months ago.

An absolutely phenomenal overclocker!


Outstanding

2 years ago.

Perfect for me!


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Good

13 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

2 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!

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In case someone else is interested.


Excellent

23 months ago.

Is part of my current build and works fine


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