Average Bench: 98.1% - 6th / 934

more Based on 77,731 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: 87%Average: 98.1% Great: 111%
Gaming
Gaming 98%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-6700K averaged just 1.8% 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 133Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 644Pts
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Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6700K is 23.9%. 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 126Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 696Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 77,731 samples)
Min Avg Max
114 SC Int 126 141
122 SC Float 133 148
118 SC Mixed 129 144
103% 129 Pts
Min Avg Max
369 QC Int 442 519
407 QC Float 473 549
386 QC Mixed 457 530
104% 457 Pts
Min Avg Max
576 MC Int 644 722
646 MC Float 729 819
626 MC Mixed 696 781
103% 690 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 138
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 142
114% 143 Pts
QC Int 515
QC Float 546
QC Mixed 528
120% 529 Pts
MC Int 711
MC Float 812
MC Mixed 776
115% 766 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 122
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 472
QC Float 510
QC Mixed 495
112% 492 Pts
MC Int 631
MC Float 714
MC Mixed 667
100% 671 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 127
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 456
QC Float 497
QC Mixed 465
107% 473 Pts
MC Int 630
MC Float 715
MC Mixed 681
101% 676 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 126
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 129
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 476
QC Mixed 462
103% 456 Pts
MC Int 645
MC Float 735
MC Mixed 701
104% 694 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 120
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 124
99% 123 Pts
QC Int 414
QC Float 438
QC Mixed 428
97% 427 Pts
MC Int 635
MC Float 722
MC Mixed 687
102% 681 Pts

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Gaming 79%
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
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Workstation
Workstation 64%
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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 17 months ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

1 hr ago.

Very affordable and totally worth the price for the gaming performance! Best single core speeds!


Good

2 hrs ago.

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


Outstanding

17 months ago.


Good

11 hrs ago.

FASTER THAN MY INTEL I7 ALIENWARE M17X EARLY 2012 2.4GHZ CORE 3036MQ 4 CORE 16GB RAM 1TB 7200RPM HDD 32GB SSD IS FAST INTEL MOBILE HD GRAPHICS 4000 1.25GHZ


Good

4 hrs ago.

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


Good

6 hrs ago.

High performers cpu


Poor

3 hrs 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!


Good

2 days ago.

Cant find any cons. IDK why but i have the ability to edit this comment so i will! PS. PC master race are only legends not the truth!! PS4 for life!!!!!


Poor

6 hrs 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?


Good

5 days ago.

Vrh


Good

2 hrs ago.

Super fast


Good

5 mins ago.

Best


Good

3 days ago.

8/8


Good

1 month ago.

I own it and it's like charm.


Good

9 days ago.

5+


Good

5 days ago.

goood


Excellent

7 months ago.

it will be mine after 6 months ;)


Outstanding

2 months ago.

Very solid CPU with good overclocking potential.


Outstanding

7 months ago.

insane


Very good

13 months ago.

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


Terrible

9 months ago.

wouldn't even boot system


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