IntelBX80677I77700K
IntelBX80646I74790K

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 53,884 user samples
777 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 120% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 94% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 94% Great: 120%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 934
Gaming
Gaming 106%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
53,107 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 934
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
106 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+14%
93 % -14%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
140 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+13%
124 Pts -13%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
495 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+15%
432 Pts -15%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
751 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+15%
653 Pts -15%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+14%
136 Pts -14%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
577 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+15%
503 Pts -15%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
836 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+14%
731 Pts -14%
Market Share
Based on 2,606,311 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.6 % -317% 2.5 % Hugely higher market share.
+317%
Value
Value For Money
101 % Better value.
+15%
87.9 % -15%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
79 % -19% 94 % More popular.
+19%
Price
Price (score)
$330 +3% $339 -3%
Age
Newest
0 Months Hugely more recent.
+100%
31 Months -100%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts -3% 88 Watts +3%
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
4.2 GHz +5% 4 GHz -5%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.5 GHz +2% 4.4 GHz -2%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
151 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+9%
139 Pts -9%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
160 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+15%
139 Pts -15%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
565 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+10%
513 Pts -10%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
592 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+15%
513 Pts -15%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
777 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+12%
696 Pts -12%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
884 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+19%
740 Pts -19%
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
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 1.25 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
64 GB 2 GB
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No

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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 architecture is due for release later this year so things could change at that time. [Jan '17 CPUPro]

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The Intel Core i7-4790K, codenamed Devil's Canyon, is an upgraded 4770K, Intel's current flagship i7. The 4790K features an improved thermal interface which enables it to dissipate heat more efficiently than the 4770K. Comparing the 4770K and 4790K shows that stock performance has improved by 13% which is consistent with the base clock jump from 3.5 GHz to 4.0 GHz. OC performance remains unchanged. Comparing the 4790K and 4790 shows that at stock clocks the 4790K is around 16% faster which considering the small price difference makes the 4790K a far better choice. Previously Intel targeted the unlocked K versions at overclockers but with Devil's Canyon they have included VT-d on the K chip and this time it's squarely aimed at both power users and overclockers alike. Until the release of Broadwell in six months, the 4790K is the high end CPU of choice. [Jul '14 CPUPro]

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