Average Bench: 92.1% (7th of 959)

more Based on 108,211 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: 79%Average: 92.1% Great: 107%
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-6700K averaged just 7.9% 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 133Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 639Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6700K is 27.5%. 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 691Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 108,211 samples)
Min Avg Max
111 SC Int 126 142
121 SC Float 133 149
116 SC Mixed 129 145
103% 129 Pts
Min Avg Max
363 QC Int 435 525
392 QC Float 468 558
375 QC Mixed 451 543
102% 451 Pts
Min Avg Max
555 MC Int 639 724
628 MC Float 724 820
596 MC Mixed 691 784
102% 685 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 4.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 145
SC Float 153
SC Mixed 149
119% 149 Pts
QC Int 517
QC Float 519
QC Mixed 522
118% 520 Pts
MC Int 746
MC Float 851
MC Mixed 805
120% 801 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 124
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 127
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 489
QC Float 514
QC Mixed 498
113% 500 Pts
MC Int 676
MC Float 769
MC Mixed 732
108% 726 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 120
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 123
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 465
QC Float 460
QC Mixed 478
106% 468 Pts
MC Int 616
MC Float 698
MC Mixed 667
99% 660 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 121
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 398
QC Float 452
QC Mixed 446
98% 432 Pts
MC Int 619
MC Float 700
MC Mixed 665
99% 661 Pts
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 69%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $183

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,218

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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 21 months ago.

Good

1 day ago.

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


Good

3 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.


Good

12 hrs ago.

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


Outstanding

21 months ago.


Good

2 days ago.

High performers cpu


Poor

5 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!


Good

4 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?


Good

6 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.


Poor

7 days ago.

Vrh


Good

13 days ago.

Super fast


Good

12 days ago.

Best


Poor

24 days ago.

8/8


Poor

7 days ago.

I own it and it's like charm.


Good

20 hrs ago.

5+


Good

1 month ago.

goood


Outstanding

17 days ago.

il est super bon processeur


Good

2 months ago.

it will be mine after 6 months ;)


Outstanding

6 months ago.

Very solid CPU with good overclocking potential.


Outstanding

8 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

4 months ago.

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


Very good

8 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


Outstanding

6 months ago.

Best


Outstanding

12 months ago.

insane


Very good

5 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

26 days ago.

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


Very good

18 months ago.

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


Outstanding

8 months ago.

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


Outstanding

1 month 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

13 months ago.

wouldn't even boot system


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