Average Bench: 99.2% (15th of 980)

more Based on 108,771 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906E9, 0F8BFBFF000906E9, , 0000000000000000, 1FABFBFF000906E9, BFEBFBFF000506E3, 0FABFBFF000906E9, BFEBFBFF0001067A, 178BFBFF00600F20, 1F8BFBFF000906E9 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700k @ 4.00GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.50GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz

The Core i7-7700K is Intel’s flagship Kaby Lake based CPU which is reported to have the same IPC as its predecessor, Skylake. Comparing the 7700K and 6700K shows that both average effective speed and peak overclocked speed are up by 7%. Most of the increase in average effective speed is explained by the 5% boost in base clocks from 4.0 to 4.2 GHz. The improved peak lab speed is attributable to a combination of better overclocking capacity and improvements in Intel’s speedshift technology which make the 7700K slightly more responsive. Kaby Lake also has marginally better HD 630 integrated graphics. The i7-7700K is priced similarly to the i7-6700K so for top end gaming and workstation builds, the 7700K is the clear choice for 2017. AMD’s Ryzen will release later this year so things could change at that time. [Jan '17 CPUPro]

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Poor: 85%Average: 99.2% Great: 112%
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-7700K averaged just 0.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-7700K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Single Core Floating Point Speed 143Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 139Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-7700K is 27.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-7700K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 739Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 468Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 108,771 samples)
Min Avg Max
122 SC Int 137 152
126 SC Float 143 158
123 SC Mixed 139 155
112% 140 Pts
Min Avg Max
373 QC Int 468 547
404 QC Float 502 580
396 QC Mixed 486 565
110% 485 Pts
Min Avg Max
586 MC Int 682 763
672 MC Float 780 874
635 MC Mixed 739 828
110% 734 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 4.2 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 151
SC Float 160
SC Mixed 155
124% 155 Pts
QC Int 591
QC Float 639
QC Mixed 618
140% 616 Pts
MC Int 768
MC Float 892
MC Mixed 843
125% 834 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 139
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 140
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 548
QC Float 574
QC Mixed 556
127% 559 Pts
MC Int 707
MC Float 803
MC Mixed 764
113% 758 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 138
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 141
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 489
QC Float 547
QC Mixed 524
118% 520 Pts
MC Int 699
MC Float 796
MC Mixed 758
112% 751 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 130
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 136
106% 133 Pts
QC Int 413
QC Float 441
QC Mixed 432
97% 429 Pts
MC Int 684
MC Float 768
MC Mixed 737
109% 730 Pts
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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-7700K Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.50 GHz)
Code NameKaby Lake
Launch DateQ1'17
Processor Numberi7-7700K
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$339.00 - $350.00
Clock Speed4.20 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.50 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
QPI Links0
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP91 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015D (130W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350.00 MHz
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.15 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Memory Channels2
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
TSX-NIYes
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes

 Comments

7th generation Kaby Lake processor....

Added 14 months ago.

Excellent

5 days ago.

Intel Pentium G850 — 2,90 ГГц


Excellent

2 days ago.

Perfect for gaming


Excellent

1 day ago.

amazing fo streaming


Terrible

20 hrs ago.

ryzen daha iyi


Excellent

3 days ago.

Amazing power, huge stepup from the 2k series


Good

6 hrs ago.

hot


Good

16 days ago.

budello


Poor

2 days ago.

Se calienta en exceso por la mala calidad de la pasta termica que le ponen en el interior


Poor

4 days ago.

GAMING MONSTER


Excellent

6 days ago.

yeah goood ohh yes ohh noo


Excellent

3 hrs ago.

amd master race xD


Excellent

1 day ago.

fkin good fkin awsome


Good

18 days ago.

I have this processor surprisingly fast performing cpu and i can't replace my desktop pc to any laptop i have owned.


Good

11 months ago.


Excellent

5 days ago.

Set it up to 5ghz and it's the faster responsive cpu you'll work with. Even multi-threaded tasks get a boost of around 20%. Excellent CPU for the price. Runs hot, so get a good cooler. Had a CM 212 evo and it was just fin but 5GHZ asks for a bit more cooling to keep temperatures under 72C


Poor

24 days ago.

not bad for this price , but ever a simple quad core and note a 6 core :/


Good

9 days ago.

intel sucks


Excellent

1 day ago.

:3


Excellent

12 hrs ago.

overheating!!! very very bad cpu


Good

7 days ago.

Intel FTW


Poor

30 days ago.

Practically no improvement from previous i7 6700K. Too expensive for what it offers having in mind that equally priced AMD Ryzen 7 1700 beats it in pretty much everything.


Excellent

12 days ago.

wish i had it


Poor

7 hrs ago.

VERY NICE YIS BOI


Terrible

22 days ago.

temp spikes


Excellent

14 days ago.

mm


Good

1 month ago.

jus for gaming nothing else


Excellent

13 days ago.

only 27% better than my current 4700k?


Excellent

5 months ago.

with cooler master liqud pro 240 good!


Terrible

2 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

2 months ago.

Yep pretty much sums it up! Love it!


Excellent

3 months ago.

The best Intel CPU at the moment.


Excellent

5 months ago.

Best intel cpu, blows away all competition


Poor

30 days ago.

coffelake


Terrible

4 months ago.

it is not for 4k


Average

9 months ago.

1-this site rank is 100% wrong .... for cpu totall power (you will see after buy)See mulicore MC float of 7700 , ryzen , ryzen=200% , + 90% powerfull than 7700 CPU POWER =check only MC (multicore) only check cpu MC 2-Game 80% work with graphic card ,only 20% proccess on cpu , games cant show cpu real power!!!!!!, Games use max 2core ,4threat in cpu's(not all core and power) but ,but after games update in future (to use all core), ryzen will win hard 7700!!!!!!!!!!!!!?.......(why 7700 can win 2000$ , 10 core powerfull , i7-6950x ,in games why?????find benchs) true cpu speed and power rank is below link(user feel after buy) this rank 100% is true real fact https://www.futuremark.com/hardware/cpu


Above average

8 months ago.

I want it, But i am not sure if i can wait for it XD


Very good

14 months ago.

Nice increase in performance, though not enough to make me buy one to replace my 6700K.


Poor

3 months ago.

CPU Running too hot (80-90 c) even on liquid cooling. if you delid your processor, you will lose the warranty.


Excellent

5 months ago.

Best CPU I have used to date. Matched with a 1080TI and a Samsung 960 Eveo M.2 it crushes every game I have played at 1440p and 144hz. and is the fastest computer I have ever built.


Excellent

3 months ago.

It's the daddy of gaming CPU's, the Honda FireBlade or Focus RS bringing power to the people at a premium but acceptable price for those that require a top end experience. This is the CPU all others a measured against, the benchmark...


Good

12 months ago.

I would like to see how high of a stable overclock these can get. I would also like future processors to not have an integrated GPU so we can instead get more cores or higher clock speeds if possible. I never use the integrated GPU on these.


Excellent

1 month ago.

A perfect CPU for gaming.


Terrible

2 months ago.

I hate it for ryzen 1600 and 1600x win in perfomance in multicore for lower price.


Excellent

2 months ago.

This is what I also use. It's been proving worthy thus far.


Outstanding

10 months ago.

Love it, I know I gave it a high score but I am coming from an AMD FX 6300


Excellent

9 months ago.

I am gonna buy that .........


Outstanding

8 months ago.

This is one of the ,if not the best cpu for gaming ,so 10/10 from me.


Average

7 months ago.

It's about price/performance ryzens are definitely better


Excellent

4 months ago.

Best upgrade I could have ever gotten!


Excellent

4 months ago.

Amazing cpu,


Excellent

3 months ago.

It's just amazing. & it consumed overclocking normally


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