IntelBX80677I77700K
AMDYD160XBCAEWOF

4 Cores, 8 Threads
@4.2GHz Kaby Lake (2017)

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 113,002 user samples
102,750 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 4.2 GHz
Poor: 87% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 14th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
10,252 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 2.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 32nd / 980
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
100 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+15%
87.1 % -15%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
140 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+27%
110 Pts -27%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
492 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+17%
419 Pts -17%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
743 Pts -24% 922 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+24%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+31%
118 Pts -31%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
565 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+21%
468 Pts -21%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
830 Pts -22% 1010 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+22%
Market Share
Based on 5,943,008 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3.56 % Hugely higher market share.
+368%
0.76 % -368%
Value
Value For Money
102 % -1% 102 % +1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
163 % Much more popular.
+70%
96 % -70%
Price
Price (score)
$280 -32% $190 Much cheaper.
+32%
Age
Newest
10 Months -30% 7 Months Much more recent.
+30%
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
4.2 GHz Faster base frequency.
+17%
3.6 GHz -17%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.5 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+12%
4 GHz -12%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
152 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+33%
114 Pts -33%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
158 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+28%
123 Pts -28%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
554 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+22%
453 Pts -22%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
588 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+21%
486 Pts -21%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
765 Pts -28% 977 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+28%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
872 Pts -16% 1015 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+16%
Series
CPU Architecture
Kaby Lake (2017) Zen (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 630 None
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The Core i7-7700K is Intel’s flagship Kaby Lake based CPU which is reported to have the same IPC as its predecessor, Skylake. Comparing the 7700K and 6700K shows that both average effective speed and peak overclocked speed are up by 7%. Most of the increase in average effective speed is explained by the 5% boost in base clocks from 4.0 to 4.2 GHz. The improved peak lab speed is attributable to a combination of better overclocking capacity and improvements in Intel’s speedshift technology which make the 7700K slightly more responsive. Kaby Lake also has marginally better HD 630 integrated graphics. The i7-7700K is priced similarly to the i7-6700K so for top end gaming and workstation builds, the 7700K is the clear choice for 2017. AMD’s Ryzen will release later this year so things could change at that time. [Jan '17 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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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 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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Intel Core i7-7700K $280Nvidia GTX 1070 $410Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $88
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Intel Core i5-7600K $180Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $240Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $150
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