IntelBX80662I76700K
IntelBX80637I73770K

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

4 Cores, 8 Threads
@3.5GHz Ivy Bridge (2012)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 186,035 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
33,031 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 3.5 GHz
Worst Bench: 59% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 59% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 70th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
93 % Faster effective speed.
+24%
75 % -24%
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 Faster quad-core speed.
+24%
367 Pts -24%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
693 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+29%
539 Pts -29%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
144 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+15%
125 Pts -15%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
540 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+17%
460 Pts -17%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
780 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+22%
641 Pts -22%
Market Share
Based on 5,505,878 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.48 % Hugely higher market share.
+185%
0.87 % -185%
Value
Value For Money
90.4 % Better value.
+22%
74.2 % -22%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
104 % Much more popular.
+37%
76 % -37%
Price
Price (score)
$314 -4% $300 +4%
Age
Newest
26 Months Much more recent.
+61%
66 Months -61%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts -15% 77 Watts More energy efficient.
+15%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 0% 4 cores 0%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 0% 8 threads 0%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
22 nm -36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+14%
3.5 GHz -14%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
3.9 GHz -8%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
142 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+15%
124 Pts -15%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
147 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+16%
127 Pts -16%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
525 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+14%
460 Pts -14%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
554 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+17%
472 Pts -17%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
721 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+14%
630 Pts -14%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
819 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+29%
633 Pts -29%
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake (2015) Ivy Bridge (2012)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1155
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 530 HD 4000
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'15 Q2'12
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$339.00 - $350.00 $332.00 - $342.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 5 GT/s DMI
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015D (130W) 2011D
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V DDR3 1333/1600
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
34.1 GB/s 25.6 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 650 MHz
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
Yes No
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 & 2x4

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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 third gen Ivy Bridge Core i7-3770K can't really be described as a consumer orientated processor. With 8 threads and four cores its capabilities are better aligned to server use. For price insensitive consumers that want the best of the best, this is currently one of the fastest processors available. The PassMark Single Thread score of 2080 points put the 3770K right at the top of the pack in terms of raw processing power and real world performance. The GeekBench and PassMark scores of 17210 and 9653 are within 20% or so of the best we have ever seen. Despite the near record breaking processing throughputs the 3770K is only rated at 77 TDP, which is also very reasonable by historical standards. For typical consumer use there are better value propositions out there. [May '13 CPUPro]

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