Average Bench: 82.3% (55th of 1206)

more Based on 124,714 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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Poor: 64%Average: 82.3% Great: 98%
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-7600K averaged just 17.7% 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

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 33.9%. 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 467Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 464Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 124,714 samples)
Min Avg Max
104 1-Core 126 148
204 2-Core 248 291
88.1% 187 Pts
Min Avg Max
315 4-Core 457 554
337 8-Core 464 557
62.8% 460 Pts
Min Avg Max
331 64-Core 467 563
31.4% 467 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 144
2-Core 288
101% 216 Pts
4-Core 564
8-Core 540
76% 552 Pts
64-Core 558
37% 558 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 131
2-Core 262
92% 197 Pts
4-Core 491
8-Core 494
67% 493 Pts
64-Core 495
33% 495 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 126
2-Core 248
88% 187 Pts
4-Core 454
8-Core 460
62% 457 Pts
64-Core 460
31% 460 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 124
2-Core 244
87% 184 Pts
4-Core 446
8-Core 392
58% 419 Pts
64-Core 427
29% 427 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 35.6
2-Core 119
33% 77.1 Pts
4-Core 352
8-Core 566
58% 459 Pts
64-Core 533
36% 533 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $240 @ launch in Jan '17
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Typical Core i5-7600K Builds (Compare 21,269 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
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Desktop
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: 64% - Good Total price: $868

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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 3 years ago.

Terrible

14 days ago.

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


Excellent

19 days ago.

I bought it a few months ago, replaced my i3 7100, it's just amazing the difference between them.


Good

17 days ago.


Average

3 months ago.

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


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!


Terrible

5 months ago.

Cool % Fast CPU. Easy clock whit air cooler.


Excellent

3 years ago.


Terrible

19 months ago.

dont need any reason just play with it )


Terrible

20 months ago.

Sería como un sueño hecho realidad equisde. Menorquetres


Outstanding

2 years ago.

The best CPU for value.


Poor

1 month 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

13 months ago.

For the money the 4k gaming works well


Excellent

2 years ago.

The 250$ Contender from Intel, better suited for Gaming


Excellent

2 months 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

2 years 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

14 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

2 years ago.

Is part of my current build and works fine


Excellent

1 month ago.

this cpu is perfect for all case, game or work


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