Average Bench: 92.9% (23rd of 980)

more Based on 153,004 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: 81%Average: 92.9% Great: 107%
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-6700K averaged just 7.0% 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 134Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 642Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6700K is 25.7%. 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 693Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 729Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 153,004 samples)
Min Avg Max
115 SC Int 128 142
121 SC Float 134 147
119 SC Mixed 131 144
104% 131 Pts
Min Avg Max
368 QC Int 439 525
402 QC Float 470 554
386 QC Mixed 455 540
103% 455 Pts
Min Avg Max
565 MC Int 642 721
649 MC Float 729 819
614 MC Mixed 693 780
103% 688 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 142
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 144
115% 144 Pts
QC Int 467
QC Float 504
QC Mixed 492
110% 488 Pts
MC Int 719
MC Float 820
MC Mixed 788
116% 776 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 133
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 137
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 444
QC Float 484
QC Mixed 455
104% 461 Pts
MC Int 671
MC Float 759
MC Mixed 722
107% 717 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 128
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 433
QC Float 468
QC Mixed 457
103% 453 Pts
MC Int 644
MC Float 732
MC Mixed 696
103% 690 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 121
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 483
QC Float 508
QC Mixed 467
110% 486 Pts
MC Int 618
MC Float 706
MC Mixed 673
100% 666 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 128
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 424
QC Float 460
QC Mixed 448
101% 444 Pts
MC Int 634
MC Float 727
MC Mixed 699
103% 687 Pts
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Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 67%
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Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING - $157

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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.

Excellent

4 days ago.

good meme


Excellent

1 day ago.

i was have it and is horrible


Good

33 mins ago.

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


Good

11 days ago.

ITS WHAT I GOT!


Poor

1 month ago.

Awesome


Good

12 days ago.

High performers cpu


Excellent

2 days ago.

just better


Excellent

7 days ago.

The best


Excellent

9 days ago.

dasdasd


Excellent

5 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?


Outstanding

2 years ago.


Excellent

2 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

great chip never had a problem


Average

1 month 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

3 days ago.

Super fast


Good

3 months ago.

I own it and it's like charm.


Excellent

3 months ago.

Price and perfomance like ideal


Excellent

29 days ago.

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


Outstanding

5 months ago.

il est super bon processeur


Terrible

26 days ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

4 months ago.

it will be mine after 6 months ;)


Outstanding

11 months ago.

Very solid CPU with good overclocking potential.


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Terrible

2 months ago.

very nice behind 7700k and 5930k neighborhood


Outstanding

13 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

9 months ago.

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


Very good

13 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

10 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

5 months ago.

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


Very good

23 months ago.

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


Outstanding

13 months ago.

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


Outstanding

6 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

3 months ago.

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


Terrible

18 months ago.

wouldn't even boot system


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