IntelBX80677I77700K
AMDYD160XBCAEWOF

4 Cores, 8 Threads @4.2GHz, Kaby Lake.
Release date: Q1 2017.

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 227,579 user samples
195,875 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 4.2 GHz
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 1.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 20th / 1121
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
31,704 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 42nd / 1121
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
95.6 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+12%
85.6 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+26%
108 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
463 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+12%
412 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
724 Pts 898 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+24%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
152 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+29%
118 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
552 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+18%
468 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
815 Pts 1004 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+23%
Market Share
Based on 10,260,849 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.23 % Hugely higher market share.
+284%
0.58 %
Value
Value For Money
94.7 % 102 % Slightly better value.
+8%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
125 % More popular.
+16%
108 %
Price
Price (score)
$299 $183 Much cheaper.
+39%
Age
Newest
19 Months 16 Months More recent.
+16%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts +4% 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Faster base frequency.
+17%
3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.5 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+12%
4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
148 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+31%
113 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
157 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+28%
123 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
537 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+19%
450 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
571 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+17%
489 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
753 Pts 974 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+29%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
869 Pts 1014 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+17%
Series
CPU Architecture
Kaby Lake Zen
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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