Average Bench: 91.9% (23rd of 980)

more Based on 160,642 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , 0F8BFBFF000506E3, 0000000000000000, BFEBFBFF000306C3, BFEBFBFF000206A7, BFEBFBFF000006FB, 1F8BFBFF000506E3, 0FABFBFF000506E3, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.21GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K Processor CPU @4.20 GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.20GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz 4.00GHz

The Core i7-6700K is Intel's latest "Skylake" flagship processor. It replaces the hugely successful i7-4790K and takes the crown as the fastest mainstream consumer CPU available. Comparing performance and specs between the 4790K and 6700K shows that the configuration is largely unchanged (same base clocks, cores, threads) but the improved manufacturing process (14nm) brings a small reduction in TDP and a performance improvement of 8%; almost exactly the same jump as between the Ivy Bridge 3770K and Haswell 4770K. Owners of any unlocked-K Intel CPU from Sandy Bridge or onwards still have no real reason to upgrade as the performance improvements are largely academic but the i7-6700K will be the CPU of choice for the vast majority of top end PC builds in 2015. [Aug '15 CPUPro]

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Poor: 79%Average: 91.9% Great: 106%
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-6700K averaged just 8.0% 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 132Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 635Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6700K is 26.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-6700K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 688Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 450Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 160,642 samples)
Min Avg Max
111 SC Int 126 142
117 SC Float 132 147
112 SC Mixed 129 144
103% 129 Pts
Min Avg Max
361 QC Int 436 514
383 QC Float 465 545
378 QC Mixed 450 530
102% 450 Pts
Min Avg Max
554 MC Int 635 718
635 MC Float 723 817
603 MC Mixed 688 778
102% 682 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 135
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 137
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 503
QC Float 537
QC Mixed 509
117% 516 Pts
MC Int 683
MC Float 776
MC Mixed 738
110% 732 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 125
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 128
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 489
QC Float 509
QC Mixed 499
113% 499 Pts
MC Int 626
MC Float 710
MC Mixed 678
100% 671 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 130
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 132
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 390
QC Float 439
QC Mixed 437
96% 422 Pts
MC Int 665
MC Float 757
MC Mixed 720
107% 714 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 120
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 126
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 419
QC Float 458
QC Mixed 438
99% 438 Pts
MC Int 648
MC Float 740
MC Mixed 699
104% 696 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 122
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 126
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 413
QC Float 445
QC Mixed 428
97% 429 Pts
MC Int 616
MC Float 704
MC Mixed 668
99% 663 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 117
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 124
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 400
QC Float 424
QC Mixed 420
94% 415 Pts
MC Int 604
MC Float 698
MC Mixed 666
98% 656 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 123
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 124
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 355
QC Float 386
QC Mixed 402
86% 381 Pts
MC Int 611
MC Float 696
MC Mixed 636
97% 648 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 124
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 120
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 315
QC Float 369
QC Mixed 392
81% 359 Pts
MC Int 617
MC Float 686
MC Mixed 657
98% 653 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 17.8
SC Float 20.6
SC Mixed 17.6
15% 18.7 Pts
QC Int 60.5
QC Float 78.6
QC Mixed 75.2
16% 71.4 Pts
MC Int 114
MC Float 129
MC Mixed 126
18% 123 Pts
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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

 Comments

6th generation skylake processor....

Added 2 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

1 day ago.

similiar preformance to the i7-7700k for less money msrp


Excellent

2 days ago.

i was have it and is horrible


Excellent

16 days ago.

it`s a new core and have exelent performace it`s in battle with I7 5960x


Excellent

23 days ago.

ITS WHAT I GOT!


Good

1 month ago.

High performers cpu


Excellent

1 month ago.

just better


Good

19 days ago.

hugely overpriced not much improvement over previous generation so why upgrade your system when older one can do the same task in almost as efficiently as this?


Outstanding

2 years ago.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Awesome four core performance even though mine doesn't overclock very high. It still performs really well in all recent titles.


Poor

12 days ago.

great chip never had a problem


Excellent

3 days ago.

Best CPU ive ever had amazing singel core performance.


Average

2 months ago.

Relatively good CPU, but not much of an improvement since Ivy Bridge. Its successor i7 7700K isn't a big improvement either. It's too expensive for the performance it offers, having in mind that previous i7 4790K had 200 MHz higher factory clocks and equally priced Ryzen 7 1700 beats it in most applications.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Super fast


Good

5 months ago.

I own it and it's like charm.


Excellent

20 days ago.

Price and perfomance like ideal


Excellent

2 months ago.

Best CPU ever, for gaming and rendering, also you can run W7 YAY!!!


Outstanding

6 months ago.

il est super bon processeur


Terrible

1 month ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

5 months ago.

it will be mine after 6 months ;)


Excellent

3 months ago.

Last gen's beast, and still is a beast.


Outstanding

12 months ago.

Very solid CPU with good overclocking potential.


Terrible

3 months ago.

very nice behind 7700k and 5930k neighborhood


Outstanding

14 months ago.

Best thermal architecture ever. Don't get a horrible, overheating FX, when you can spend the extra money to get a CPU that will get the job done and not turn your room into a sauna


Good

10 months ago.

I Love mine and I hope it will last as long as my 2600k and 3930k has.


Very good

14 months ago.

Even without any overclock, it has a base speed of 4 GHz and a boost speed of 4.2 GHz. Its hyperthreading also gives it pretty good multithreaded performance, and being a K series CPU, it can be overclocked


Very good

11 months ago.

Very fast and good processor. A little pricey and not necessary for people strictly interested in gaming, but the best consumer level processor on the market.


Outstanding

6 months ago.

If you can get it cheaper than 7700k then only go for it..


Very good

24 months ago.

Great processor, very stable, easily overclocked, and improved performance over my AMD-FX 8320 rig


Outstanding

14 months ago.

1 beast of a 4core was updated till new releases of 6cores :(


Outstanding

7 months ago.

It's very good and I keep it OC at 4.5 GHz with liquid cooling. Works very well for rendering videos and it is very effective at handling massive loads.


Excellent

4 months ago.

I still love this chip because it's got the best gaming performance


Terrible

10 days ago.

#SKYLAKEBUG


Terrible

19 months ago.

wouldn't even boot system


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