IntelBX80662I76700K
AMDYD160XBCAEWOF

6 Cores, 12 Threads
@3.6GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 132,544 user samples
130,871 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 9th / 961
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
1,673 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 20th / 961
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.1 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
84 % -10%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
129 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+18%
109 Pts -18%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
452 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+14%
396 Pts -14%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
688 Pts -32% 911 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+32%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
144 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+20%
120 Pts -20%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
536 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+14%
470 Pts -14%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
777 Pts -29% 1006 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+29%
Market Share
Based on 4,095,196 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3 % Hugely higher market share.
+445%
0.55 % -445%
Value
Value For Money
93 % +1% 91.8 % -1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
92 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
86 % -7%
Price
Price (score)
$284 -19% $230 Cheaper.
+19%
Age
Newest
22 Months -91% 2 Months Hugely more recent.
+91%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts +4% 95 Watts -4%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores -50% 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads -50% 12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 0% 14 nm 0%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+11%
3.6 GHz -11%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz +5% 4 GHz -5%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
141 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+21%
117 Pts -21%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
148 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+19%
124 Pts -19%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
519 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+13%
458 Pts -13%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
552 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+14%
483 Pts -14%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
718 Pts -39% 996 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+39%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
814 Pts -24% 1011 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+24%
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake (2015) Zen (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 530 None
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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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The Ryzen 5 1600X is the flagship processor from AMD's latest generation of Ryzen 5 processors which feature the Zen architecture. Following on from last month's release of the Ryzen 7 series, the Ryzen 5 series is positioned as a less expensive mid-performance alternative to Intel's i5 mainstream offerings. Once again, AMD excels in multi-core technology. Like the Ryzen 5 1600, the 1600X features 6 cores and 12 threads, but has roughly 11% higher clock speeds (out of the box) for a 14% premium. Like all Ryzen CPUs the 1600X is unlocked. The 1600X is the only Ryzen 5 CPU with a TDP of 95W, the 1600, 1500X and 1400 all have 50% lower power consumption of 65W. Due to its high thread count, UserBenchmarks show that at stock clocks the 1600X outperforms the i7-7700k on multi-threaded tasks by 23%, but it lags behind by 23% for single and 14% for quad-core performance. The 1600X is priced keenly at $249 so a more appropriate CPU comparison is the i5-7600k where the 1600X wins on stock multi-core by a whopping 81%. The 1600X does represent great value for workstation users that also game but its $30 cheaper sibling, the 1600 (non x version), which includes a cooler and has great overclocking potential out of the box is arguably the the value king in this segment. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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