Average Bench: 92.1% (9th of 961)

more Based on 123,892 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: 80%Average: 92.1% 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 7.8% 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 639Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6700K is 25.8%. 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 125Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 434Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 123,892 samples)
Min Avg Max
111 SC Int 125 141
119 SC Float 132 148
116 SC Mixed 129 144
103% 129 Pts
Min Avg Max
366 QC Int 434 518
398 QC Float 468 553
380 QC Mixed 452 536
102% 451 Pts
Min Avg Max
567 MC Int 639 723
626 MC Float 724 815
607 MC Mixed 691 779
102% 685 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 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 141
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 144
115% 144 Pts
QC Int 499
QC Float 512
QC Mixed 516
115% 509 Pts
MC Int 724
MC Float 819
MC Mixed 783
116% 775 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 139
SC Float 148
SC Mixed 143
114% 143 Pts
QC Int 419
QC Float 486
QC Mixed 480
105% 462 Pts
MC Int 689
MC Float 800
MC Mixed 749
111% 746 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 135
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 398
QC Float 488
QC Mixed 476
103% 454 Pts
MC Int 690
MC Float 781
MC Mixed 744
110% 738 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz
SC Int 121
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 125
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 416
QC Float 444
QC Mixed 433
98% 431 Pts
MC Int 612
MC Float 692
MC Mixed 657
98% 654 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 111
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 128
99% 123 Pts
QC Int 397
QC Float 445
QC Mixed 419
95% 420 Pts
MC Int 614
MC Float 700
MC Mixed 666
99% 660 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 121
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 389
QC Float 416
QC Mixed 404
91% 403 Pts
MC Int 604
MC Float 683
MC Mixed 653
97% 647 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 1.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 25.7
SC Float 30.8
SC Mixed 36.2
25% 30.9 Pts
QC Int 98.4
QC Float 98.8
QC Mixed 119
24% 105 Pts
MC Int 338
MC Float 458
MC Mixed 494
64% 430 Pts
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Typical Core i7-6700K Builds (Compare 9,026 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 106%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 69%
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Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO - $187

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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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