Average Bench: 95.5% (21st of 1122)

more Based on 196,742 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 4.4% 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 140Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 669Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-7700K is 27.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-7700K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 464Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 447Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 196,742 samples)
Min Avg Max
116 SC Int 133 150
118 SC Float 140 158
117 SC Mixed 136 153
109% 136 Pts
Min Avg Max
369 QC Int 447 537
399 QC Float 485 572
389 QC Mixed 464 552
105% 465 Pts
Min Avg Max
568 MC Int 669 758
652 MC Float 764 866
602 MC Mixed 722 819
107% 719 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 4.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 505
QC Float 548
QC Mixed 511
118% 521 Pts
MC Int 682
MC Float 776
MC Mixed 737
109% 732 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 500
QC Float 536
QC Mixed 505
116% 514 Pts
MC Int 681
MC Float 768
MC Mixed 734
109% 728 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 132
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 421
QC Float 469
QC Mixed 451
101% 447 Pts
MC Int 651
MC Float 762
MC Mixed 708
106% 707 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 122
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 127
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 403
QC Float 413
QC Mixed 423
94% 413 Pts
MC Int 618
MC Float 712
MC Mixed 677
100% 669 Pts
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Gaming 108%
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Desktop
Desktop 96%
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Workstation
Workstation 74%
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Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $280

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 106% - Outstanding Total price: $1,310

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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 22 months ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

1 day ago.

4.7Ghz Aircooled 1.28Vcore can't wait to get a water cooler c: 5Ghz here I come


Excellent

9 hrs ago.

Runs way too hot compared to the 8700K


Excellent

1 day ago.

Research


Excellent

8 days ago.

destroyer


Good

1 day ago.

so mines way better bc i have simpofy


Good

3 days ago.

For games like Arma 3 best CPU


Good

3 months ago.

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


Terrible

1 month ago.

Only 4 Cores


Good

16 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


Terrible

18 days ago.

Intel's classic 4C/8T CPU which is just about 4-5% faster than the previous generation. In reality it's just about 20% faster than i7 2600K from 2011. That's Intel's "huge" 5% increase from gen to gen.


Poor

17 days ago.

better value for money. won't overheat as well. overall good product.


Terrible

2 months ago.

overheating!!! very very bad cpu


Good

19 months ago.


Terrible

1 month ago.

ryzen bois


Excellent

1 month ago.

The speed is great and has great effect towards gaming


Good

7 months ago.

only 27% better than my current 4700k?


Poor

3 months ago.

with cooler master liqud pro 240 good!


Terrible

10 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

12 months ago.

The best Intel CPU at the moment.


Good

4 months ago.

Yep pretty much sums it up! Love it!


Terrible

5 months ago.

High price! and motherboard in-compatibility.


Excellent

13 months ago.

Best intel cpu, blows away all competition


Poor

9 months ago.

coffelake


Terrible

12 months ago.

it is not for 4k


Average

17 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

16 months ago.

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


Poor

11 months ago.

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


Very good

22 months ago.

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


Excellent

13 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.


Good

20 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

12 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...


Excellent

10 months ago.

A perfect CPU for gaming.


Excellent

1 month ago.

4.7Ghz Aircooled 1.28Vcore can't wait to get a water cooler c: 5Ghz here I come


Terrible

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Poor

5 days ago.

price too high


Excellent

5 months ago.

Very stable and fast CPU. Can run any game you desire.


Average

3 months ago.

Fast, but soo hot!


Excellent

3 months ago.

Got one for free


Outstanding

18 months ago.

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


Excellent

17 months ago.

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


Outstanding

16 months ago.

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


Average

15 months ago.

It's about price/performance ryzens are definitely better


Excellent

12 months ago.

Best upgrade I could have ever gotten!


Excellent

12 months ago.

Amazing cpu,


Excellent

11 months ago.

It's just amazing. & it consumed overclocking normally


Excellent

2 month ago.

Excellent everyday Gaming PC CPU


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