IntelBX80662I76700K
AMDYD170XBCAEWOF

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads
@3.4GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 164,616 user samples
153,004 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 23rd / 980
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
11,612 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 29th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 97%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
93 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+5%
88.2 % -5%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+22%
107 Pts -22%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
455 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+13%
403 Pts -13%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
693 Pts -73% 1198 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+73%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
144 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+24%
116 Pts -24%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
540 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+16%
464 Pts -16%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
780 Pts -70% 1326 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+70%
Market Share
Based on 5,505,973 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.48 % Hugely higher market share.
+254%
0.7 % -254%
Value
Value For Money
90.4 % Slightly better value.
+6%
85.7 % -6%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
104 % Slightly more popular.
+11%
94 % -11%
Price
Price (score)
$314 +0% $315 -0%
Age
Newest
26 Months -73% 7 Months Much more recent.
+73%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts +4% 95 Watts -4%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores -100% 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads -100% 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 0% 14 nm 0%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+18%
3.4 GHz -18%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+11%
3.8 GHz -11%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
142 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+27%
112 Pts -27%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
147 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+21%
121 Pts -21%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
525 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+18%
446 Pts -18%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
554 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+15%
481 Pts -15%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
721 Pts -78% 1285 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+78%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
819 Pts -63% 1332 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+63%
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 AMD Ryzen 7 1700X isn't due for release until next week but two of our users has already submitted benchmarks. Comparing the quad and single core scores from our samples shows a relative 4.3% boost on the single core score so it’s possible that turbo wasn’t fully engaged (12% turbo boost expected). These preliminary results are seriously impressive as they put Zen’s IPC between 0% and 9% below Intel’s Kaby Lake. Even in the worst case scenario these results are still impressive. Comparing Intel’s $1,000 6900K and the 1700X shows that AMD delivers comparable performance for half the price! A shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as Zen rolls out. If Ryzen CPUs can overclock to 4.6+ GHz they will likely dominate the entire market putting a very welcome end to the monotonous tick-tock of recent years. [Feb '17 CPUPro]

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