Average Bench: 91.1% (25th of 980)

more Based on 169,595 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , 0F8BFBFF000506E3, 0000000000000000, BFEBFBFF000306C3, BFEBFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000006FB, 1F8BFBFF000506E3, 0FABFBFF000506E3, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.21GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K Processor CPU @4.20 GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.20GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz 4.00GHz

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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Poor: 74%Average: 91.1% Great: 106%
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-6700K averaged just 8.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-6700K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Single Core Floating Point Speed 131Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 128Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6700K is 31.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-6700K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 682Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 446Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 169,595 samples)
Min Avg Max
106 SC Int 126 142
113 SC Float 131 147
108 SC Mixed 128 144
103% 128 Pts
Min Avg Max
335 QC Int 431 517
371 QC Float 460 544
342 QC Mixed 446 534
101% 446 Pts
Min Avg Max
528 MC Int 630 717
596 MC Float 716 817
564 MC Mixed 682 776
101% 676 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 138
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 506
QC Float 519
QC Mixed 496
115% 507 Pts
MC Int 689
MC Float 775
MC Mixed 745
110% 736 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 128
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 132
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 483
QC Float 509
QC Mixed 489
112% 494 Pts
MC Int 632
MC Float 717
MC Mixed 680
101% 676 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 126
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 126
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 381
QC Float 436
QC Mixed 434
94% 417 Pts
MC Int 641
MC Float 729
MC Mixed 694
103% 688 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 123
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 408
QC Float 426
QC Mixed 433
96% 423 Pts
MC Int 631
MC Float 714
MC Mixed 678
101% 674 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 24
SC Float 25.6
SC Mixed 24.8
20% 24.8 Pts
QC Int 67.6
QC Float 94.1
QC Mixed 94.5
19% 85.4 Pts
MC Int 91
MC Float 96.5
MC Mixed 95.5
14% 94.3 Pts
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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-6700K Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.20 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ3'15
Processor Numberi7-6700K
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$339.00 - $350.00
Clock Speed4 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.2 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
QPI Links0
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP91 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015D (130W)
Product BriefLink

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 530
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.15 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth34.1 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NIYes
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
Small Business AdvantageYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography14 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

6th generation skylake processor....

Added 2 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

1 day ago.

similiar preformance to the i7-7700k for less money msrp


Excellent

16 days ago.

i was have it and is horrible


Excellent

6 days ago.

it`s a new core and have exelent performace it`s in battle with I7 5960x


Excellent

13 days ago.

ITS WHAT I GOT!


Good

9 days ago.

High performers cpu


Excellent

20 days ago.

just better


Good

9 days ago.

hugely overpriced not much improvement over previous generation so why upgrade your system when older one can do the same task in almost as efficiently as this?


Poor

18 days ago.

Awesome four core performance even though mine doesn't overclock very high. It still performs really well in all recent titles.


Outstanding

2 years ago.


Excellent

4 days ago.

3


Good

2 days ago.

great chip never had a problem


Excellent

11 days ago.

great


Average

3 months ago.

Relatively good CPU, but not much of an improvement since Ivy Bridge. Its successor i7 7700K isn't a big improvement either. It's too expensive for the performance it offers, having in mind that previous i7 4790K had 200 MHz higher factory clocks and equally priced Ryzen 7 1700 beats it in most applications.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Super fast


Good

5 months ago.

I own it and it's like charm.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Price and perfomance like ideal


Excellent

2 months ago.

Best CPU ever, for gaming and rendering, also you can run W7 YAY!!!


Excellent

4 days ago.

il est super bon processeur


Terrible

2 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

5 months ago.

it will be mine after 6 months ;)


Excellent

3 months ago.

Last gen's beast, and still is a beast.


Outstanding

13 months ago.

Very solid CPU with good overclocking potential.


Terrible

4 months ago.

very nice behind 7700k and 5930k neighborhood


Outstanding

15 months ago.

Best thermal architecture ever. Don't get a horrible, overheating FX, when you can spend the extra money to get a CPU that will get the job done and not turn your room into a sauna


Poor

21 days ago.

slow


Good

10 months ago.

I Love mine and I hope it will last as long as my 2600k and 3930k has.


Very good

15 months ago.

Even without any overclock, it has a base speed of 4 GHz and a boost speed of 4.2 GHz. Its hyperthreading also gives it pretty good multithreaded performance, and being a K series CPU, it can be overclocked


Very good

12 months ago.

Very fast and good processor. A little pricey and not necessary for people strictly interested in gaming, but the best consumer level processor on the market.


Excellent

18 days ago.

Good time to be getting into OC'in :)


Outstanding

7 months ago.

If you can get it cheaper than 7700k then only go for it..


Very good

2 years ago.

Great processor, very stable, easily overclocked, and improved performance over my AMD-FX 8320 rig


Outstanding

15 months ago.

1 beast of a 4core was updated till new releases of 6cores :(


Outstanding

8 months ago.

It's very good and I keep it OC at 4.5 GHz with liquid cooling. Works very well for rendering videos and it is very effective at handling massive loads.


Excellent

5 months ago.

I still love this chip because it's got the best gaming performance


Terrible

1 month ago.

#SKYLAKEBUG


Terrible

20 months ago.

wouldn't even boot system


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