IntelBX80646I34160
IntelBX80677I77700K

2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.6GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q3 2014.

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4 Cores, 8 Threads @4.2GHz, Kaby Lake.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 370,640 user samples
25,505 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 59% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 38% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Poor: 38% Great: 59%
SPEED RANK: 322nd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
345,135 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 40th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
53.2 % 86.9 % Much faster effective speed.
+63%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
96.7 Pts 135 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+40%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
169 Pts 262 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+55%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
253 Pts 464 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+83%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
257 Pts 690 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+168%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
106 Pts 153 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+44%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
201 Pts 301 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+50%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
280 Pts 550 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+96%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
281 Pts 798 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+184%
Market Share
Based on 22,641,434 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.11 % 1.46 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,227%
Value
Value For Money
67 % 79.8 % Better value.
+19%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 139 % Hugely more popular.
+121%
Price
Price (score)
$120 Much cheaper.
+68%
$378
Age
Newest
63 Months 35 Months Much more recent.
+44%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
54 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+41%
91 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 4 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4.2 GHz Faster base frequency.
+17%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4.5 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+25%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
283 Pts 802 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+183%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
259 Pts 701 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+171%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Kaby Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4400 HD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'14 Q1'17
Cache
Cache
3 MB SmartCache 8 MB
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$117.00 $339.00 - $350.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 8 GT/s DMI3
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2013C PCG 2015D (130W)
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
Yes No
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4400 Intel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 350.00 MHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
2 GB 64 GB
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
No 2.0
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
Up to 3.0 3.0

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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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