Average Bench: 84.7% (77th of 1239)

more Based on 126,279 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 15.2% 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 90.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 124Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-7600K is 27.8%. 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 466Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 463Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 126,279 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.2 Memory 90.4 97
100 1-Core 124 145
201 2-Core 247 287
88.3% 154 Pts
Min Avg Max
328 4-Core 456 550
348 8-Core 463 551
62.7% 459 Pts
Min Avg Max
356 64-Core 466 552
31.3% 466 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.9
1-Core 154
2-Core 308
104% 186 Pts
4-Core 580
8-Core 598
80% 589 Pts
64-Core 603
40% 603 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.3
1-Core 151
2-Core 297
102% 181 Pts
4-Core 562
8-Core 561
77% 561 Pts
64-Core 559
38% 559 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.7
1-Core 127
2-Core 255
88% 155 Pts
4-Core 471
8-Core 463
64% 467 Pts
64-Core 479
32% 479 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.7
1-Core 141
2-Core 250
87% 155 Pts
4-Core 531
8-Core 532
73% 532 Pts
64-Core 527
35% 527 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 93
1-Core 101
2-Core 216
80% 137 Pts
4-Core 359
8-Core 387
50% 373 Pts
64-Core 404
27% 404 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $240 @ launch in Jan '17
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Typical Core i5-7600K Builds (Compare 24,417 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Motherboard: Asus PRIME Z270-A - $159

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $975

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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 (edit your comment) Add link

5 days ago.

Was a great CPU for it's time. Overclocking recently helped squeeze out another few good months but this processor's finally starting to show its age. Only reason I haven't upgraded is because of the hassle of putting in a new motherboard


Excellent

5 days ago.

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


Good

8 days ago.


Average

7 months ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

Cool % Fast CPU. Easy clock whit air cooler.


Good

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.


Terrible

23 months ago.

dont need any reason just play with it )


Terrible

24 months ago.

Sería como un sueño hecho realidad equisde. Menorquetres


Outstanding

2 years ago.

The best CPU for value.


Poor

5 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

17 months ago.

For the money the 4k gaming works well


Average

3 months ago.

(O__O)


Excellent

3 years ago.

The 250$ Contender from Intel, better suited for Gaming


Excellent

6 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

3 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

18 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.


Excellent

3 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

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!

Deal  www.microcenter.com/...

In case someone else is interested.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Is part of my current build and works fine


Excellent

5 months ago.

this cpu is perfect for all case, game or work


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