IntelBX80677I77700K
IntelBX80646I34130

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

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2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.4GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q3 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 367,509 user samples
343,153 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 38th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
24,356 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 56% Base clock 3.4 GHz
Worst Bench: 36% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 36% Great: 56%
SPEED RANK: 345th / 1197
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
86.2 % Much faster effective speed.
+72%
50.2 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
134 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+47%
91.3 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
260 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+62%
160 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
460 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+92%
239 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
686 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+182%
243 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
695 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+183%
246 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
150 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+50%
100 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
297 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+55%
192 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
554 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+109%
265 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
792 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+199%
265 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
792 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+196%
268 Pts
Market Share
Based on 21,815,878 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.41 % Hugely higher market share.
+781%
0.16 %
Value
Value For Money
81.9 % Better value.
+27%
64.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
132 % Hugely more popular.
+120%
60 %
Price
Price (score)
$334 $111 Much cheaper.
+67%
Age
Newest
34 Months Much more recent.
+54%
74 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts 54 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+41%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
2 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
22 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Faster base frequency.
+24%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.5 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+32%
3.4 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Kaby Lake Haswell
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 630 HD 4400
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'17 Q3'13
Cache
Cache
8 MB 3 MB SmartCache
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$339.00 - $350.00 $117.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 5 GT/s DMI2
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015D (130W) PCG 2013C
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
No Yes
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 630 Intel® HD graphics 4400
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350.00 MHz 350 MHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
64 GB 2 GB
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0 No
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 Up to 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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From the point of view of a consumer that typically uses a PC for surfing the web, checking email, listening to music and watching videos, I consider that the Haswell i3 processors currently represent the best value for money. The i3-4130 has a performance profile that is just 7% below the top nine group leader average yet it only costs half as much. Power users that play intensive 3d games or run video editing, graphics design or CAD packages will benefit from more than two cores and will do well to look elsewhere but for regular users overall responsiveness will remain largely unchanged regardless of how much more is spent on the CPU. (My new value pick is the G3420 which supersedes my recommendation of the i3-4130.) [Sep '13 CPUPro]

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