Intel Core i5-10600K

Intel Core i5-10600K Benchmark

Intel Core i5-10600K Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 4 GHz 6 core Intel 10th Generation Core i5 LGA 1200 CPU rating. Is the Core i5-10600K good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

56 %
Very Good score from 6 samples
Medium uncertainty
Very Good
151st of 1,237
141st of 1,237
6 benchmarks

CPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this CPU in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.


Very Good

56 %


Very Good

78 %


Very Good

49 %

Heavy Workloads

Very Good

47 %

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

Geekbench (multi)

Geekbench (multi)

Multi threaded benchmark

Geekbench (single)

Geekbench (single)

Single threaded benchmark

Cinebench R23

Cinebench R23

Multi threaded benchmark

3DMark Physics

3DMark Physics

Physics simulation benchmark


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CPU Comparison

The Intel Core i5-10600K compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

Intel Core i5-11600KF
67 %
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X
58 %
Intel Core i5-10600KF
56 %
Intel Core i5-10600K
56 %
AMD Ryzen 7 2700
52 %
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
45 %
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
33 %


Clock Speed 4.1 GHz
Turbo Speed 4.8 GHz
Cores 6
Threads 12
L1 Cache 384 KiB
L2 Cache 1536 KiB
L3 Cache 12 MiB
PCIe Revision 3
PCIe Lanes 16
Socket LGA 1200
Family 10th Generation Core i5
Memory Type DDR4-2666
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 128 GiB
Release Date 2020-05-01
Supports ECC Memory No
Has Unlocked Multiplier Yes
TDP 125 W

Intel Core i5-10600K

The Core i5-10600K is a 6 core CPU from Intel released in 2020. This chip has a very good overall score at 56% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 78%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i5-10600K scores 49% and 47% respectively. Indeed, this is a very good rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i5-10600K has 6 cores and 12 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 4.1 GHz and a turbo speed of 4.8 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow. This CPU has an unlocked multiplier and allows for overclocking. With adequate cooling and a good power supply, it's possible to run this CPU at a higher clock speed.

As for memory, the Core i5-10600K makes use of DDR4-2666 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 128 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled. Error correcting memory is not supported on this processor.

In terms of cache, the Core i5-10600K has 384 KiB of level 1 cache, 1 MiB of level 2 cache and 12 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 3. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs. It has a total of 16 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i5-10600K CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 125 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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