Average Bench: 91.3% (7th of 956)

more Based on 108,973 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: 78%Average: 91.3% Great: 105%
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-6700K averaged just 8.6% 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 132Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 637Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6700K is 26.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-6700K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Quad Core Integer Speed 430Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 125Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 108,973 samples)
Min Avg Max
111 SC Int 125 141
117 SC Float 132 147
113 SC Mixed 128 144
103% 128 Pts
Min Avg Max
355 QC Int 430 514
383 QC Float 462 546
363 QC Mixed 447 529
101% 446 Pts
Min Avg Max
545 MC Int 637 722
617 MC Float 721 820
572 MC Mixed 686 781
102% 681 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 134
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 467
QC Float 547
QC Mixed 486
113% 500 Pts
MC Int 683
MC Float 768
MC Mixed 738
109% 730 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 136
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 456
QC Float 481
QC Mixed 477
107% 472 Pts
MC Int 705
MC Float 807
MC Mixed 768
114% 760 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 129
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 435
QC Float 442
QC Mixed 444
100% 440 Pts
MC Int 667
MC Float 750
MC Mixed 711
106% 709 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 120
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 124
99% 123 Pts
QC Int 457
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 463
105% 462 Pts
MC Int 612
MC Float 692
MC Mixed 661
98% 655 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 130
SC Float 139
SC Mixed 132
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 386
QC Float 446
QC Mixed 445
96% 426 Pts
MC Int 604
MC Float 712
MC Mixed 679
99% 665 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 128
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 485
QC Float 471
QC Mixed 440
105% 465 Pts
MC Int 629
MC Float 713
MC Mixed 682
101% 675 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 123
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 126
100% 126 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 456
QC Mixed 434
100% 440 Pts
MC Int 624
MC Float 706
MC Mixed 670
100% 667 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 119
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 123
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 375
QC Float 407
QC Mixed 380
88% 388 Pts
MC Int 492
MC Float 543
MC Mixed 515
77% 517 Pts
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Gaming 107%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 69%
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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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