Average Bench: 99.2% (18th of 1110)

more Based on 156,289 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 0.8% 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 140Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-7700K is 24.8%. 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 737Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 486Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 156,289 samples)
Min Avg Max
123 SC Int 137 151
127 SC Float 143 157
124 SC Mixed 140 154
112% 140 Pts
Min Avg Max
387 QC Int 470 554
423 QC Float 505 586
413 QC Mixed 486 565
110% 487 Pts
Min Avg Max
602 MC Int 681 751
684 MC Float 781 858
652 MC Mixed 737 812
110% 733 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 138
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 141
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 490
QC Float 548
QC Mixed 534
119% 524 Pts
MC Int 683
MC Float 795
MC Mixed 750
111% 743 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 141
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 143
115% 143 Pts
QC Int 444
QC Float 475
QC Mixed 480
106% 466 Pts
MC Int 711
MC Float 787
MC Mixed 763
113% 753 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 142
SC Float 149
SC Mixed 145
116% 145 Pts
QC Int 449
QC Float 474
QC Mixed 475
106% 466 Pts
MC Int 702
MC Float 782
MC Mixed 770
112% 751 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 137
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 161
118% 148 Pts
QC Int 422
QC Float 523
QC Mixed 444
105% 463 Pts
MC Int 703
MC Float 915
MC Mixed 760
118% 793 Pts
U3E1, 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
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 440
QC Float 480
QC Mixed 465
105% 462 Pts
MC Int 688
MC Float 781
MC Mixed 721
109% 730 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 134
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 136
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 433
QC Float 467
QC Mixed 450
102% 450 Pts
MC Int 662
MC Float 740
MC Mixed 695
104% 699 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 138
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 142
113% 142 Pts
QC Int 385
QC Float 448
QC Mixed 440
96% 425 Pts
MC Int 680
MC Float 739
MC Mixed 680
105% 700 Pts
CPUSocket, 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
112% 141 Pts
QC Int 425
QC Float 464
QC Mixed 444
101% 444 Pts
MC Int 602
MC Float 681
MC Mixed 663
97% 649 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 135
SC Float 145
SC Mixed 136
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 424
QC Float 478
QC Mixed 449
102% 450 Pts
MC Int 642
MC Float 801
MC Mixed 664
105% 702 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $360 @ launch in Jan '17
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Gaming 108%
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Desktop
Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 73%
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Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $299

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,388

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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 20 months ago.

Excellent

1 day ago.

Old and forgotten.


Good

4 days ago.

go with an 8th gen i5 for the price..


Terrible

9 days ago.

For games like Arma 3 best CPU


Good

1 month ago.

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


Poor

11 days ago.

Only 4 Cores


Good

28 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

6 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.


Terrible

16 days ago.

overheating!!! very very bad cpu


Good

17 months ago.


Good

5 months ago.

only 27% better than my current 4700k?


Poor

1 month ago.

with cooler master liqud pro 240 good!


Terrible

8 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

10 months ago.

The best Intel CPU at the moment.


Good

2 months ago.

Yep pretty much sums it up! Love it!


Terrible

3 months ago.

High price! and motherboard in-compatibility.


Excellent

11 months ago.

Best intel cpu, blows away all competition


Poor

7 months ago.

coffelake


Terrible

10 months ago.

it is not for 4k


Average

15 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

14 months ago.

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


Poor

9 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

20 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 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

18 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

10 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

8 months ago.

A perfect CPU for gaming.


Terrible

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Average

1 month ago.

Fast, but soo hot!


Excellent

1 month ago.

Got one for free


Outstanding

16 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 months ago.

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


Outstanding

14 months ago.

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


Average

13 months ago.

It's about price/performance ryzens are definitely better


Excellent

10 months ago.

Best upgrade I could have ever gotten!


Excellent

10 months ago.

Amazing cpu,


Excellent

9 months ago.

It's just amazing. & it consumed overclocking normally


Terrible

3 months ago.

price too high


Excellent

16 hrs ago.

Excellent everyday Gaming PC CPU


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