CINEBENCH 15 is a cross-platform testing suite that measures hardware performance and is the de facto standard benchmarking tool for leading companies and trade journals for conducting real-world hardware performance tests. With the new Release 15, systems with up to 256 threads can be tested.
CINEBENCH is available for both Windows and OS X and is used by almost all hardware manufacturers and trade journals for comparing CPUs and graphics cards.
In Cinebench, the i5-6600K is pipped to the post by a few CPUs because it lacks HyperThreading – something Cinebench can take advantage of. The strong overclock on its four physical cores, however, helps it to 4th place with a decent score of 738.