Average Bench: 92.9% (5th of 952)

more Based on 95,985 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
Poor: 81%Average: 92.9% Great: 106%
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-6700K averaged just 7.0% 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 647Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6700K is 24.6%. 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. Quad Core Mixed Speed 456Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 95,985 samples)
Min Avg Max
113 SC Int 126 141
121 SC Float 133 148
117 SC Mixed 130 144
104% 130 Pts
Min Avg Max
376 QC Int 440 522
403 QC Float 471 548
386 QC Mixed 456 535
103% 456 Pts
Min Avg Max
578 MC Int 647 724
650 MC Float 733 817
618 MC Mixed 699 782
104% 693 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 144
SC Float 153
SC Mixed 149
119% 149 Pts
QC Int 486
QC Float 542
QC Mixed 511
116% 513 Pts
MC Int 730
MC Float 842
MC Mixed 804
118% 792 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 133
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 137
109% 137 Pts
QC Int 464
QC Float 552
QC Mixed 538
117% 518 Pts
MC Int 683
MC Float 776
MC Mixed 738
110% 732 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 129
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 132
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 514
QC Float 528
QC Mixed 479
115% 507 Pts
MC Int 665
MC Float 751
MC Mixed 717
106% 711 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 127
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 485
QC Float 517
QC Mixed 478
112% 493 Pts
MC Int 662
MC Float 754
MC Mixed 717
106% 711 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 128
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 410
QC Float 475
QC Mixed 438
100% 441 Pts
MC Int 685
MC Float 794
MC Mixed 734
110% 737 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 124
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 129
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 424
QC Float 452
QC Mixed 440
99% 439 Pts
MC Int 627
MC Float 715
MC Mixed 685
101% 676 Pts
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Typical Core i7-6700K Builds (Compare 7,528 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 65%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 63%
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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
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