IntelBX80677I77700K
IntelBX80646I74790

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

4 Cores, 8 Threads
@3.6GHz Haswell (2013)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 229,513 user samples
165,855 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 20th / 1117
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
63,658 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 64% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 64% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 88th / 1117
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
96.6 % Faster effective speed.
+29%
75 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+28%
107 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
470 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+29%
363 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
734 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+30%
564 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
152 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+30%
117 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
552 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+30%
423 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
815 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+36%
600 Pts
Market Share
Based on 9,728,744 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.3 % Hugely higher market share.
+142%
0.95 %
Value
Value For Money
94 % Better value.
+28%
73.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
122 % Hugely more popular.
+94%
63 %
Price
Price (score)
$314 $308 +2%
Age
Newest
18 Months Much more recent.
+64%
50 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts 84 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+8%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
22 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 Faster single-core int speed.
+26%
117 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
156 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+31%
119 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
531 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+24%
427 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
570 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+34%
426 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
749 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+32%
568 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
861 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+42%
608 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Kaby Lake (2017) Haswell (2013)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 630 HD 4600
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'17 Q2'14
Cache
Cache
8 MB 8 MB SmartCache
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$339.00 - $350.00 $303.00 - $312.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 5 GT/s DMI2
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015D (130W) PCG 2013D
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 630 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350.00 MHz 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.15 GHz 1.2 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
64 GB 2 GB
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
No Yes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 Up to 3.0

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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 Core i7-4790 is the third upgrade to Intel's flagship quad core hyper-threaded CPU. This version, like its predecessor the i7-4771, gets a 100 MHz bump in stock frequency and additionally the i7-4790 also gets a 100 MHz turbo frequency bump. These improvements (~4%) are marginal and practically impossible to discern in day to day use. Looking at a benchmark comparison between the 4771 and 4790 verifies that there is little difference between the two CPUs. Although the i7-4790 isn't much of a step forward, it's still one of the best (locked) mainstream processors on the market. AMD hasn't been able to compete with Intel on single threaded performance for several years, consequently Intel have no need to push the envelope. Overclockers should wait for the 4790K which is rumoured to be released shortly. [May '14 CPUPro]

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