Average Bench: 89% (34th of 1117)

more Based on 201,766 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: 77%Average: 89% Great: 103%
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-6700K averaged just 10.9% 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 130Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 127Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6700K is 26.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-6700K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 431Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 417Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 201,766 samples)
Min Avg Max
111 SC Int 124 138
111 SC Float 130 147
111 SC Mixed 127 142
102% 127 Pts
Min Avg Max
349 QC Int 417 512
378 QC Float 451 542
362 QC Mixed 431 521
98.1% 433 Pts
Min Avg Max
545 MC Int 625 706
632 MC Float 714 808
580 MC Mixed 676 768
100% 672 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 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 130
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 137
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 451
QC Float 468
QC Mixed 501
107% 474 Pts
MC Int 688
MC Float 784
MC Mixed 737
110% 736 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 140
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 144
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 457
QC Float 444
QC Mixed 448
102% 450 Pts
MC Int 649
MC Float 729
MC Mixed 717
104% 698 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 130
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 422
QC Float 430
QC Mixed 416
96% 423 Pts
MC Int 631
MC Float 743
MC Mixed 715
104% 696 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 119
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 365
QC Float 414
QC Mixed 375
87% 385 Pts
MC Int 566
MC Float 683
MC Mixed 641
94% 630 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $350 @ launch in Aug '15
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Typical Core i7-6700K Builds (Compare 21,952 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $1,145

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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.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

1 day ago.

I was able to purchase mine off of a friend for only 300$, and it was the best investment of my gaming career. I have mine with a 970 FTW and it works amazing with it. Almost any game i can run at maxed and still above 60FPS, would recommend :)


Excellent

28 days ago.

Overheating is a real problem but it has great performance


Terrible

1 month ago.

I put it in a build literally 2 weeks before ryzen came out and regretted it but all things considered it's amazing.


Excellent

10 days ago.

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


Terrible

1 month ago.

good OC (4.6 stable, 4.7 with a bit of overvolt) but reasonably cool temperatures. great CPU that resemble the glorious i5-2500K.


Terrible

1 month ago.

streaming sucks video editing... even basic takes a big strain


Terrible

2 months 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

11 days ago.

meh...


Good

1 month ago.

great chip never had a problem


Terrible

19 days 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.


Outstanding

2 years ago.


Good

1 month ago.

Nice Gaming CPU best base clock of 4 Ghz


Terrible

2 months ago.

Price and perfomance like ideal


Excellent

2 months ago.

I own it and this pros is nice


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Terrible

9 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Good

13 months ago.

it will be mine after 6 months ;)


Outstanding

20 months ago.

Very solid CPU with good overclocking potential.


Terrible

11 months ago.

very nice behind 7700k and 5930k neighborhood


Outstanding

22 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


Good

18 months ago.

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


Very good

19 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

7 months ago.

Good time to be getting into OC'in :)


Outstanding

22 months ago.

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


Good

6 months ago.

Good performance bad heat. I value at $240 in 2018


Outstanding

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Very good

2 years ago.

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


Outstanding

15 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.


Terrible

8 months ago.

#SKYLAKEBUG


Terrible

2 years ago.

wouldn't even boot system


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