IntelBX80662I76700K
AMDYD130XBBAEBOX
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 210,859 user samples
201,766 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 34th / 1117
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
9,093 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 60% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 60% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 81st / 1117
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
89 % Faster effective speed.
+18%
75.6 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
127 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+21%
105 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
431 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+10%
391 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
676 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+70%
398 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+25%
114 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
521 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+16%
448 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
768 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+72%
447 Pts
Market Share
Based on 9,795,562 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.65 % Hugely higher market share.
+617%
0.23 %
Value
Value For Money
82.4 % 109 % Much better value.
+32%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
73 % 77 % Slightly more popular.
+5%
Price
Price (score)
$359 $110 Much cheaper.
+69%
Age
Newest
35 Months 11 Months Much more recent.
+69%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts 65 Watts More energy efficient.
+29%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+14%
3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+14%
3.7 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
138 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+25%
110 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
147 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+24%
119 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
512 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+19%
430 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
542 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+15%
472 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
706 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+65%
427 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
808 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+72%
470 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake (2015) Zen (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 530 None
ADVERTISEMENT

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]

MORE DETAILS

At a list price of just $129, the quad core, Ryzen 3 1300X is a great budget CPU. The Ryzen 3 series is based on AMD's powerful and energy efficient Zen core architecture as already featured in the mainstream Ryzen 5 series and performance Ryzen 7 series, both launched earlier this year. The 1300X is fully unlocked with a stock base clock speed of 3.5 GHz running up to 3.7 GHz for boost and has a TDP of 65W. The 1300X comes with AMD's Wraith Stealth cooler, but significantly, it is devoid of integrated graphics. Although this can be inexpensively rectified, it may be a stumbling block to those at the entry-level of the market. By comparison, Intel's dual core, four thread i3-7350K comes with 630 HD integrated graphics. In terms of effective speed, early benchmarks for the 1300X just pip the 7350K to the post but results in specific games will depend on the extent to which the game is able to use more than two processing cores simultaneously. The 1300X scores around 20% higher on quad-core tests whereas the 7350K scores 16% higher on single-core tests. The Ryzen 1300X has been released alongside the similar Ryzen 3 1200 which is also an unlocked quad-core with slightly lower base / boost clock speeds of 3.1 / 3.4 GHz and a slightly lower price of just $109. [Jul '17 CPUPro]

MORE DETAILS

Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) July 2018 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
How Fast Is Your CPU? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $310Nvidia GTX 1070 $408Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $100
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $150Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $289Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $121
Intel Core i5-8600K $235AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $160
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $44Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $176SanDisk Extreme 64GB $44
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $951SanDisk Extreme 32GB $46
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $59HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $219SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback