IntelBX80662I56600K
IntelBX80677I77700K

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.5GHz, Skylake.
Release date: Q3 2015.

4 Cores, 8 Threads @4.2GHz, Kaby Lake.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 316,394 user samples
119,652 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 65% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 65% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 44th / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
196,742 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 1.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 21st / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
85.4 % 95.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+12%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts 136 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+15%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
442 Pts 464 Pts +5%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
452 Pts 722 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+60%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts 153 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+8%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
545 Pts 552 Pts +1%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
551 Pts 819 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+49%
Market Share
Based on 10,334,635 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.25 % 2.17 % Much higher market share.
+74%
Value
Value For Money
98.3 % +2% 96.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
71 % 125 % Much more popular.
+76%
Price
Price (score)
$200 Cheaper.
+30%
$285
Age
Newest
36 Months 19 Months Much more recent.
+47%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts 91 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
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
3.5 GHz 4.2 GHz Faster base frequency.
+20%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4.5 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+15%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
137 Pts 150 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+9%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
148 Pts 158 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+7%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
525 Pts 537 Pts +2%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
578 Pts +1% 572 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
529 Pts 758 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+43%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
577 Pts 866 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+50%
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake Kaby Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 530 HD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'15 Q1'17
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 8 MB
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$242.00 - $243.00 $339.00 - $350.00
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 350.00 MHz
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes

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The Intel Core i5-6600K is based on the new "Skylake" 14nm manufacturing process. Sporting 4 physical cores with base/turbo clocks of 3.5/3.9 GHz the 6600K and its predecessor, the 4690K share the same basic configuration and disappointingly, offer similar performance. Comparing the 6600K and 6700K shows that the 6700K has faster multi and single core performance. The improved multi core performance is due to Hyperthreading which is the key differentiator for the i7-6700K. The gap in single core performance can largely be eliminated by overclocking the i5-6600K so although the stock effective speed is significantly higher on the 6700K, this gap diminishes significantly when both processors are overclocked. At a 30% discount, the 6600K is the better value gaming CPU. [Aug '15 CPUPro]

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The Core i7-7700K is Intel’s flagship Kaby Lake based CPU which is reported to have the same IPC as its predecessor, Skylake. Comparing the 7700K and 6700K shows that both average effective speed and peak overclocked speed are up by 7%. Most of the increase in average effective speed is explained by the 5% boost in base clocks from 4.0 to 4.2 GHz. The improved peak lab speed is attributable to a combination of better overclocking capacity and improvements in Intel’s speedshift technology which make the 7700K slightly more responsive. Kaby Lake also has marginally better HD 630 integrated graphics. The i7-7700K is priced similarly to the i7-6700K so for top end gaming and workstation builds, the 7700K is the clear choice for 2017. AMD’s Ryzen will release later this year so things could change at that time. [Jan '17 CPUPro]

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