IntelBX80677I77700K
AMDYD260XBCAFBOX

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 247,519 user samples
231,023 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 5.2 GHz
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 27th / 1137
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
16,496 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 29th / 1137
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
95.7 % +4% 92.3 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+16%
117 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
466 Pts +5% 444 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
722 Pts 966 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+34%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
152 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+23%
124 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
554 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+14%
487 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
811 Pts 1045 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+29%
Market Share
Based on 12,270,293 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.1 % Hugely higher market share.
+147%
0.85 %
Value
Value For Money
89.4 % 163 % Hugely better value.
+82%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
130 % Much more popular.
+49%
87 %
Price
Price (score)
$350 $64 Hugely cheaper.
+82%
Age
Newest
22 Months 7 Months Much more recent.
+68%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts +4% 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Faster base frequency.
+17%
3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.5 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+7%
4.2 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
148 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+23%
120 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
157 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+22%
129 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
540 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+15%
470 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
585 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+16%
505 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
744 Pts 1016 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+37%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
862 Pts 1053 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+22%
Series
CPU Architecture
Kaby Lake Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 630 None
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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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The 6 core, 12 thread Ryzen 5 2600X is one of four new AMD second generation of high-end desktop Ryzen processors (codenamed Pinnacle Ridge) renowned for excellent value multi-core performance. The 2600X is set to replace the also 6 core, 12 thread 1600X as AMD’s new mid-range Ryzen 5 flagship. The latest generation of CPUs features a matured Zen+ chip architecture with 12nm lithography, increased clock speeds and Precision Boost 2 technology designed to leverage more CPU power than per the first generation. The 2600X appears to have stock base / boost clock speeds of 3.6 / 4.2 GHz. This is only marginally faster than the 1600X’s 3.6 / 4.0 GHz. Modest effective speed improvements are expected, although further benchmarks are necessary to draw firm conclusions. The 2600X ships with a Wraith Spire cooler and is priced reasonably at an expected $250. However, for most use cases, the new lower clocked Ryzen 5 2600 at $200 represents better value for money. Pinnacle Ridge processors are designed to work with the new 400 series motherboards, which allow for greater overclocking head room, and they are also backwards compatible with the 300 series motherboard following a bios update. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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