Average Bench: 91.2% (11th of 961)

more Based on 112,883 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , 0F8BFBFF000506E3, 0000000000000000, 1F8BFBFF000506E3, 0FABFBFF000506E3, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.21GHz

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: 91.2% Great: 105%
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 68%
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
Multi Core Integer Speed 634Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6700K is 27.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-6700K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 124Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 431Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 112,883 samples)
Min Avg Max
102 SC Int 124 141
111 SC Float 131 148
109 SC Mixed 128 144
102% 128 Pts
Min Avg Max
341 QC Int 431 514
374 QC Float 463 549
360 QC Mixed 447 529
101% 447 Pts
Min Avg Max
527 MC Int 634 719
590 MC Float 717 816
566 MC Mixed 686 779
102% 679 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 4.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 143
SC Float 149
SC Mixed 145
117% 146 Pts
QC Int 533
QC Float 565
QC Mixed 557
125% 552 Pts
MC Int 731
MC Float 818
MC Mixed 790
116% 779 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 129
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 130
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 481
QC Float 524
QC Mixed 521
115% 509 Pts
MC Int 663
MC Float 750
MC Mixed 714
106% 709 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 128
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 130
104% 131 Pts
QC Int 396
QC Float 435
QC Mixed 422
95% 417 Pts
MC Int 655
MC Float 732
MC Mixed 707
104% 698 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 120
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 123
99% 123 Pts
QC Int 409
QC Float 430
QC Mixed 418
95% 419 Pts
MC Int 609
MC Float 694
MC Mixed 660
98% 654 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 117
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 357
QC Float 391
QC Mixed 382
85% 377 Pts
MC Int 604
MC Float 697
MC Mixed 658
98% 653 Pts
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Desktop 87%
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Workstation 69%
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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 22 months ago.

Good

2 days ago.

While not perfect of course, this is an excellent processor from Intel. Getting to right settings is the challenge.


Good

2 days ago.

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


Good

2 days ago.

Excellent gaming cpu for the money, even holds it's own against higher core chips due to strong single core performance and overclockability.


Outstanding

22 months ago.


Good

5 days ago.

High performers cpu


Good

11 days ago.

First time to build a system for me. It was easy. Small problem with the graphics card, but later realized I hadn't connected the power cables well enough. Now everything runs like a breeze. Lightning fast, and havn't even overclocked yet!


Poor

3 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?


Excellent

19 hrs 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.


Good

14 days ago.

Super fast


Good

4 days ago.

I own it and it's like charm.


Outstanding

1 month ago.

il est super bon processeur


Good

6 days ago.

it will be mine after 6 months ;)


Outstanding

7 months ago.

Very solid CPU with good overclocking potential.


Outstanding

9 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

5 months ago.

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


Very good

9 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

6 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.


Outstanding

2 months ago.

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


Very good

19 months ago.

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


Outstanding

9 months ago.

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


Outstanding

2 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

14 months ago.

wouldn't even boot system


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