Average Bench: 90.5% (34th of 1137)

more Based on 71,144 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 9.4% 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 499Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 133Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-7600K is 38.6%. 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 477Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 510Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 71,144 samples)
Min Avg Max
104 SC Int 122 144
110 SC Float 133 156
109 SC Mixed 127 149
102% 127 Pts
Min Avg Max
308 QC Int 441 536
353 QC Float 499 610
330 QC Mixed 465 565
106% 468 Pts
Min Avg Max
354 MC Int 451 540
405 MC Float 510 611
366 MC Mixed 477 567
71.6% 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 4.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 147
SC Float 157
SC Mixed 152
122% 152 Pts
QC Int 543
QC Float 576
QC Mixed 580
128% 566 Pts
MC Int 551
MC Float 610
MC Mixed 581
87% 581 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 130
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 138
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 494
QC Float 574
QC Mixed 524
120% 531 Pts
MC Int 490
MC Float 576
MC Mixed 522
79% 529 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 126
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 129
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 448
QC Float 510
QC Mixed 475
108% 477 Pts
MC Int 458
MC Float 519
MC Mixed 480
73% 486 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 122
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 127
101% 127 Pts
QC Int 447
QC Float 518
QC Mixed 465
108% 477 Pts
MC Int 445
MC Float 514
MC Mixed 475
71% 478 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 111
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 299
QC Float 480
QC Mixed 318
83% 366 Pts
MC Int 296
MC Float 466
MC Mixed 323
54% 362 Pts
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 Prices

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Typical Core i5-7600K Builds (Compare 11,340 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $130

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $924

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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 23 months ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

4 days ago.

The best processor to buy if you are dumb


Excellent

15 hrs ago.

that a very good processor


Good

1 month ago.

Best mid range buget processor


Good

6 days ago.


Excellent

19 days ago.

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


Excellent

22 months ago.


Terrible

5 months ago.

dont need any reason just play with it )


Terrible

5 months ago.

Sería como un sueño hecho realidad equisde. Menorquetres


Terrible

13 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Outstanding

17 months ago.

The best CPU for value.


Terrible

15 months ago.

it low for 4k


Excellent

18 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

10 months ago.

An absolutely phenomenal overclocker!


Outstanding

20 months ago.

Perfect for me!


Excellent

16 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

4 days 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

9 months ago.

Is part of my current build and works fine


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