Average Bench: 99.8% (14th of 981)

more Based on 126,440 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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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-7700K averaged just 0.2% 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
Quad Core Floating Point Speed 506Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-7700K is 25.1%. 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 740Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 783Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 126,440 samples)
Min Avg Max
123 SC Int 137 152
130 SC Float 143 158
128 SC Mixed 139 155
112% 140 Pts
Min Avg Max
393 QC Int 471 547
430 QC Float 506 576
411 QC Mixed 491 562
111% 489 Pts
Min Avg Max
615 MC Int 685 760
697 MC Float 783 871
655 MC Mixed 740 824
110% 736 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 4.2 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 146
SC Float 160
SC Mixed 153
122% 153 Pts
QC Int 476
QC Float 533
QC Mixed 514
115% 508 Pts
MC Int 800
MC Float 910
MC Mixed 852
128% 854 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 147
SC Float 152
SC Mixed 149
120% 150 Pts
QC Int 504
QC Float 523
QC Mixed 516
117% 514 Pts
MC Int 721
MC Float 835
MC Mixed 673
111% 743 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 141
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 427
QC Float 533
QC Mixed 515
111% 492 Pts
MC Int 709
MC Float 804
MC Mixed 748
113% 754 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 134
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 491
QC Float 542
QC Mixed 493
115% 508 Pts
MC Int 673
MC Float 774
MC Mixed 720
108% 722 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 136
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 136
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 503
QC Float 537
QC Mixed 484
115% 508 Pts
MC Int 689
MC Float 782
MC Mixed 747
110% 739 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 15 months ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

5 hrs ago.

Love power, price, just everything about it.


Excellent

19 hrs ago.

its good


Good

1 day ago.

vfvfvfv


Good

7 days ago.

Awesome cpu! :D


Excellent

2 days ago.

.


Good

14 days ago.

GAMING MONSTER


Good

20 days ago.

yeah goood ohh yes ohh noo


Poor

18 days ago.

+++++


Terrible

3 days ago.

amd master race xD


Poor

9 days ago.

lol


Poor

4 days ago.

Best CPU ever made


Poor

9 days ago.

Freak in CPU GATE ^^


Poor

27 days ago.

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


Excellent

3 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


Good

12 months ago.


Good

13 days ago.

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


Terrible

5 days ago.

overheating!!! very very bad cpu


Good

27 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.


Terrible

1 month ago.

temp spikes


Excellent

9 days ago.

Best high performance processor without spending 1k on 20% more performance


Excellent

8 days ago.

jus for gaming nothing else


Excellent

16 days ago.

Best choice for gamers


Good

28 days ago.

only 27% better than my current 4700k?


Excellent

6 months ago.

with cooler master liqud pro 240 good!


Terrible

3 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

3 months ago.

Yep pretty much sums it up! Love it!


Excellent

4 months ago.

The best Intel CPU at the moment.


Excellent

6 months ago.

Best intel cpu, blows away all competition


Poor

2 months ago.

coffelake


Terrible

5 months ago.

it is not for 4k


Average

10 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

9 months ago.

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


Very good

15 months ago.

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


Poor

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 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

5 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

13 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

3 months ago.

A perfect CPU for gaming.


Terrible

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Outstanding

11 months ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Outstanding

9 months ago.

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


Average

8 months ago.

It's about price/performance ryzens are definitely better


Excellent

5 months ago.

Best upgrade I could have ever gotten!


Excellent

5 months ago.

Amazing cpu,


Excellent

4 months ago.

It's just amazing. & it consumed overclocking normally


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