Group Average(9 Highest-Voted)
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 75,856 user samples
75,856 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 7th / 945
Gaming 98%
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Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 71%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98.3 % Slightly faster effective speed.
86.7 % -13%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
130 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
118 Pts -10%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
457 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
413 Pts -11%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
698 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
545 Pts -28%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
146 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
133 Pts -10%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
546 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
483 Pts -13%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
787 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
621 Pts -27%
Market Share
Based on 2,896,108 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
97 % Slightly more popular.
86.8 % -12%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
4.3 % Hugely higher market share.
1.67 % -158%
Price (score)
$300 -22% 246 USD Cheaper.
Value For Money
97.3 % +2% 95.1 % -2%
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts -5% 86.3 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores Slightly higher core count.
3.78 cores -6%
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Higher thread count.
6.22 threads -29%
Manufacturing process
14 nm Newer manufacturing.
16.7 nm -19%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
3.68 GHz -9%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
3.94 GHz -6%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
142 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
131 Pts -8%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
150 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
137 Pts -9%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
534 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
474 Pts -13%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
567 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
499 Pts -14%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
730 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
591 Pts -24%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
829 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
642 Pts -29%
18 Months -7% 16.8 Months Slightly more recent.
CPU Architecture
Skylake (2015)   —
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151   —
Integrated Graphics
HD 530   —

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]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) February 2017 CPU Rankings.

Welcome to our desktop CPU comparison. We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by price to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Calculated values don't always paint the whole picture so we check them against hundreds of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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