Average Bench: 83.1% (118th of 1323)

more Based on 188,219 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: 64%Average: 83.1% Great: 95%
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-7600K averaged just 16.8% 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 88Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 124Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-7600K is 30.5%. 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 463Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 457Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 188,219 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.3 Memory 88 96.4
94.4 1-Core 124 146
179 2-Core 244 291
87.1% 152 Pts
Min Avg Max
277 4-Core 452 553
309 8-Core 457 554
62.1% 455 Pts
Min Avg Max
339 64-Core 463 558
31% 463 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 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.9
1-Core 138
2-Core 271
95% 167 Pts
4-Core 514
8-Core 523
71% 518 Pts
64-Core 511
34% 511 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 92
1-Core 132
2-Core 262
92% 162 Pts
4-Core 504
8-Core 496
69% 500 Pts
64-Core 499
34% 499 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.4
1-Core 118
2-Core 243
87% 151 Pts
4-Core 474
8-Core 468
65% 471 Pts
64-Core 478
32% 478 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.7
1-Core 122
2-Core 238
87% 150 Pts
4-Core 466
8-Core 468
64% 467 Pts
64-Core 453
30% 453 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $240 @ launch in Jan '17
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Typical Core i5-7600K Builds (Compare 13,818 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $722

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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.

Good

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

25 days ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.


Good

1 month ago.

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


Poor

11 months ago.

Cool % Fast CPU. Easy clock whit air cooler.


Excellent

21 days 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

10 months ago.

dont need any reason just play with it )


Excellent

10 months ago.

Runs @4.9 Ghz easily with a decent air cooler


Poor

23 months ago.

Perfect CPU for Gaming-only purpose


Terrible

3 years ago.

Sería como un sueño hecho realidad equisde. Menorquetres


Terrible

4 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

4 years ago.

it low for 4k


Excellent

2 years ago.

For the money the 4k gaming works well


Average

21 months ago.

(O__O)


Excellent

2 years ago.

Overclocked at 4.6Ghz is very nice


Excellent

4 years ago.

The 250$ Contender from Intel, better suited for Gaming


Excellent

4 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

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

4 years ago.

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


Good

3 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

21 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

4 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

3 years ago.

Is part of my current build and works fine


Excellent

23 months ago.

this cpu is perfect for all case, game or work


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