Real World Speed
Performance profile from 212,653 user samples
212,653 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 36th / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
88.1 % 91.7 % +4%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+7%
116 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
427 Pts 443 Pts +4%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
668 Pts 939 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+41%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+10%
130 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
511 Pts +1% 506 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
759 Pts 1062 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+40%
Market Share
Based on 10,346,816 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
79 % 120 % Much more popular.
+51%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.86 % Higher market share.
+23%
1.51 %
Price
Price (score)
$307 233 USD Much cheaper.
+32%
Value
Value For Money
86.4 % 100 % Better value.
+16%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts 84.6 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+8%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6.44 cores Much higher core count.
+61%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 11.6 threads Much higher thread count.
+44%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+16%
3.46 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz +3% 4.07 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
138 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+10%
125 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
147 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+9%
135 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
502 Pts +3% 487 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
534 Pts +1% 527 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
701 Pts 1018 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+45%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
802 Pts 1,094 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+36%
Age
Newest
36 Months 14.7 Months Hugely more recent.
+145%
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 530   —
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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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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) August 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]

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