IntelBX80623I72600K
IntelBX80677I77700K

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.4GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date: Q1 2011.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 301,839 user samples
68,347 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 54% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 54% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 165th / 1147
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
233,492 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% Base clock 4.2 GHz
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 31st / 1147
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
68.6 % 96.4 % Much faster effective speed.
+40%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
99.4 Pts 137 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+38%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
333 Pts 470 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+41%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
491 Pts 718 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+46%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts 154 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+27%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
439 Pts 563 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+28%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
610 Pts 811 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+33%
Market Share
Based on 15,754,293 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.52 % 1.65 % Hugely higher market share.
+217%
Value
Value For Money
58 % 90.1 % Much better value.
+55%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % 128 % Hugely more popular.
+94%
Price
Price (score)
$458 $349 Cheaper.
+24%
Age
Newest
98 Months 26 Months Much more recent.
+73%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 91 Watts +4%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 4.2 GHz Faster base frequency.
+24%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz 4.5 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+18%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
120 Pts 149 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+24%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
121 Pts 158 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+31%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
441 Pts 546 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+24%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
448 Pts 592 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+32%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
588 Pts 742 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+26%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
608 Pts 870 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+43%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge Kaby Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000 HD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'11 Q1'17
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 8 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Lithography
Lithography
32 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
N/A $339.00 - $350.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI 8 GT/s DMI3
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 1066/1333 DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Intel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
850 MHz 350.00 MHz
# of Displays Supported
# of Displays Supported ‡
2 3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.35 GHz 1.15 GHz
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
2.0 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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