Average Bench: 89% (32nd of 1128)

more Based on 236,621 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]

ADVERTISEMENT
Poor: 77%Average: 89% Great: 103%
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
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 26.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-6700K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Quad Core Integer Speed 415Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 433Pts
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 236,621 samples)
Min Avg Max
108 SC Int 123 138
108 SC Float 130 147
110 SC Mixed 127 142
101% 127 Pts
Min Avg Max
341 QC Int 415 506
374 QC Float 451 543
366 QC Mixed 433 521
98.1% 433 Pts
Min Avg Max
522 MC Int 614 699
605 MC Float 714 810
565 MC Mixed 671 766
99.6% 666 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 144
SC Float 152
SC Mixed 148
119% 148 Pts
QC Int 502
QC Float 568
QC Mixed 524
120% 531 Pts
MC Int 727
MC Float 808
MC Mixed 804
116% 779 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 130
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 133
107% 133 Pts
QC Int 444
QC Float 442
QC Mixed 456
102% 448 Pts
MC Int 635
MC Float 696
MC Mixed 695
101% 675 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 120
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 123
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 437
QC Float 496
QC Mixed 459
105% 464 Pts
MC Int 582
MC Float 700
MC Mixed 644
96% 642 Pts
236,621 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,473,815 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $350 @ launch in Aug '15
EbayUS $31027 mins
AmazonUS $3195 mins
OutletPCUS $3461 day
BHPhotoUS $3594 months
NeweggUS $3596 months
Send price feedback
Typical Core i7-6700K Builds (Compare 17,976 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser

Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,014

Popular Core i7-6700K compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your CPU? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) October 2018 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 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 3 years ago.

Poor

12 days ago.

Overheating is a real problem but it has great performance


Poor

17 hrs 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

23 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 days 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.


Good

1 month ago.

great chip never had a problem


Terrible

2 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.


Good

4 months ago.

Nice Gaming CPU best base clock of 4 Ghz


Outstanding

3 years ago.


Terrible

5 months ago.

Price and perfomance like ideal


Excellent

5 months ago.

I own it and this pros is nice


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Terrible

12 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

13 months ago.

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


Good

16 months ago.

it will be mine after 6 months ;)


Outstanding

23 months ago.

Very solid CPU with good overclocking potential.


Terrible

14 months ago.

very nice behind 7700k and 5930k neighborhood


Outstanding

2 years 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

21 months ago.

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


Terrible

11 months ago.

#SKYLAKEBUG


Very good

22 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

10 months ago.

Good time to be getting into OC'in :)


Outstanding

2 years ago.

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


Good

8 months ago.

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


Outstanding

17 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 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

18 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

2 years ago.

wouldn't even boot system


Your
opinion?
1128 Processors (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different CPUs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-8700K $376Nvidia GTX 1070 $329Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $78
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 $155Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $249Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $115
Intel Core i7-7700K $360AMD RX 480 $280Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $163
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $45Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $140SanDisk Extreme 64GB $42
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $80G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $869SanDisk Extreme 32GB $30
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $55Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $145SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $12
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback