Average Bench: 90.4% (44th of 1147)

more Based on 97,535 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 9.6% 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 501Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 133Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-7600K is 38%. 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 477Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 513Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 97,535 samples)
Min Avg Max
101 SC Int 121 142
111 SC Float 133 156
106 SC Mixed 127 148
102% 127 Pts
Min Avg Max
316 QC Int 436 531
354 QC Float 501 606
324 QC Mixed 465 564
106% 467 Pts
Min Avg Max
353 MC Int 448 532
409 MC Float 513 612
376 MC Mixed 477 565
71.7% 479 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 4.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 134
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 147
107% 133 Pts
QC Int 523
QC Float 571
QC Mixed 556
125% 550 Pts
MC Int 533
MC Float 607
MC Mixed 562
85% 567 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 127
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 474
QC Float 549
QC Mixed 503
115% 509 Pts
MC Int 477
MC Float 550
MC Mixed 503
76% 510 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 124
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 122
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 452
QC Float 526
QC Mixed 487
110% 488 Pts
MC Int 454
MC Float 525
MC Mixed 464
72% 481 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 113
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 118
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 404
QC Float 398
QC Mixed 403
91% 402 Pts
MC Int 369
MC Float 440
MC Mixed 399
60% 402 Pts
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 124
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 440
QC Float 515
QC Mixed 335
97% 430 Pts
MC Int 413
MC Float 474
MC Mixed 451
67% 446 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $240 @ launch in Jan '17
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Typical Core i5-7600K Builds (Compare 15,196 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $980

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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.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

12 days ago.

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


Excellent

13 days ago.

LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE]


Good

29 days ago.


Poor

3 days ago.

Very slow


Excellent

1 month ago.

Fair price for a lot of power


Good

1 month ago.

with 1060 6gb


Good

24 days ago.

...


Excellent

3 months ago.

Cool % Fast CPU. Easy clock whit air cooler.


Good

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.


Terrible

10 months ago.

dont need any reason just play with it )


Terrible

10 months ago.

Sería como un sueño hecho realidad equisde. Menorquetres


Terrible

19 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

3 months ago.

Perfect CPU for Gaming-only purpose


Outstanding

22 months ago.

The best CPU for value.


Terrible

20 months ago.

it low for 4k


Excellent

4 months ago.

For the money the 4k gaming works well


Excellent

23 months ago.

The 250$ Contender from Intel, better suited for Gaming


Excellent

20 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 months ago.

An absolutely phenomenal overclocker!


Outstanding

2 years ago.

Perfect for me!


Excellent

21 months ago.

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


Excellent

20 months ago.

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


Good

5 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

22 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

15 months ago.

Is part of my current build and works fine


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