IntelBX80662I36100
IntelBX80662I76700K

2 Cores, 4 Threads
@3.7GHz Skylake (2015)

4 Cores, 8 Threads
@4.0GHz Skylake (2015)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 238,620 user samples
37,360 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 67% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 49% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 49% Great: 67%
SPEED RANK: 202nd / 1104
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
201,260 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 32nd / 1104
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
62 % 90.9 % Much faster effective speed.
+47%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts 129 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+19%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
285 Pts 443 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+55%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
293 Pts 676 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+131%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
116 Pts 144 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+24%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
313 Pts 529 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+69%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
316 Pts 769 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+143%
Market Share
Based on 8,844,688 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.46 % 1.92 % Hugely higher market share.
+317%
Value
Value For Money
92.6 % Slightly better value.
+6%
87.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % 82 % More popular.
+24%
Price
Price (score)
$100 Much cheaper.
+69%
$325
Age
Newest
31 Months Slightly more recent.
+6%
33 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
47 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+48%
91 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 4 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz 4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+8%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.7 GHz 4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+14%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
113 Pts 142 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+26%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
118 Pts 147 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+25%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
289 Pts 518 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+79%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
329 Pts 549 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+67%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
291 Pts 708 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+143%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
330 Pts 812 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+146%
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake (2015) Skylake (2015)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 530 HD 530
Cache
Cache
3 MB SmartCache 8 MB SmartCache
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
Yes No
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$117.00 $339.00 - $350.00
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (65W) PCG 2015D (130W)
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
Yes No
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.05 GHz 1.15 GHz
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
No 2.0
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes

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The Core i7-6700K is Intel's latest "Skylake" flagship processor. It replaces the hugely successful i7-4790K and takes the crown as the fastest mainstream consumer CPU available. Comparing performance and specs between the 4790K and 6700K shows that the configuration is largely unchanged (same base clocks, cores, threads) but the improved manufacturing process (14nm) brings a small reduction in TDP and a performance improvement of 8%; almost exactly the same jump as between the Ivy Bridge 3770K and Haswell 4770K. Owners of any unlocked-K Intel CPU from Sandy Bridge or onwards still have no real reason to upgrade as the performance improvements are largely academic but the i7-6700K will be the CPU of choice for the vast majority of top end PC builds in 2015. [Aug '15 CPUPro]

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