Intel Core i5-7600K

Intel Core i5-7600K Benchmark

Intel Core i5-7600K Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 4 GHz 4 core Intel 7th Generation Core i5 LGA 1151 CPU rating. Is the Core i5-7600K good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

29 %
Average score from 4 samples
Medium uncertainty
424th of 1,233
131st of 1,233
4 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.



29 %


Very Good

54 %



22 %

Heavy Workloads


21 %

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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

3DMark Physics

3DMark Physics

Physics simulation benchmark


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CPU Comparison

The Intel Core i5-7600K compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

AMD Ryzen 5 3550H
30 %
Intel Core i5-7600K
29 %
Intel Core i3-8350K
28 %
Intel Core i3-9100F
28 %
Intel Core i5-7600
27 %
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
25 %
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
24 %


Clock Speed 3.8 GHz
Turbo Speed 4.2 GHz
Cores 4
Threads 4
L1 Cache 256 KiB
L2 Cache 1024 KiB
L3 Cache 6 MiB
PCIe Revision 3
PCIe Lanes 16
Socket LGA 1151
Family 7th Generation Core i5
Memory Type DDR4-2133
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 64 GiB
Release Date 2017-02-01
Supports ECC Memory No
Has Unlocked Multiplier Yes
TDP 91 W

Intel Core i5-7600K

The Core i5-7600K is a 4 core CPU from Intel released in 2017. This chip has an average overall score at 29% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 54%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i5-7600K scores 22% and 21% respectively. Indeed, this is an average rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i5-7600K has 4 cores and 4 threads. This chip has no simultaneous multithreading support, as it has the same number of cores as threads. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 3.8 GHz and a turbo speed of 4.2 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 i5-7600K makes use of DDR4-2133 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 64 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 i5-7600K has 256 KiB of level 1 cache, 1 MiB of level 2 cache and 6 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 i5-7600K CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 91 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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