IntelBX80677I77700K
IntelBX8071512600K

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

10 Cores, 16 Threads @3.7GHz, Alder Lake.
Release date: Q4 2021.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 532,159 user samples
531,095 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 72nd / 1323
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
1,064 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 99% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 99% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 6th / 1323
Gaming
Gaming 109%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 110%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 114%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87.2 % 109 % Faster effective speed.
+25%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
91 Pts Lower memory latency.
+10%
82.6 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
133 Pts 190 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+43%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
253 Pts 376 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+49%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
450 Pts 723 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+61%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
679 Pts 1247 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+84%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97 Pts +4% 93.5 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
148 Pts 201 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+36%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
287 Pts 400 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+39%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
523 Pts 784 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+50%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
777 Pts 1387 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+79%
Market Share
Based on 48,332,581 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.94 % Hugely higher market share.
+135%
0.4 %
Value
Value For Money
80.1 % 107 % Much better value.
+33%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
82 % 99 % More popular.
+21%
Price
Price (score)
$379 $300 Cheaper.
+21%
Age
Newest
59 Months 1 Months Hugely more recent.
+98%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts More energy efficient.
+27%
125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 10 cores Hugely higher core count.
+150%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 10 nm Newer manufacturing.
+29%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Faster base frequency.
+14%
3.7 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.5 GHz 4.9 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+9%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
777 Pts 2058 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+165%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
687 Pts 1872 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+172%
Series
CPU Architecture
Kaby Lake Alder Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1700
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 630 UHD 770
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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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Intel’s latest 10-core i5-12600K Alder Lake desktop processor offers an impressive 50% 64-core performance improvement over it's predecessor. The 12600K combines six hyper-threaded Golden Cove P-cores with clock speeds up to 4.9 GHz and four energy efficient Gracemont E-cores for a total of 16 threads. Alder Lake CPUs have a new LGA 1700 socket which requires new cooler brackets and a new Z690 motherboard. Z690 brings several new features including PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 memory. Most Z690 boards will ship in both DDR4 and DDR5 variants. DDR4 is likely the better option, at least until DDR5 prices settle. With an MRSP of just $290 USD, the 12600K is both cheaper and faster than the competition in both single and, notably, multi-core performance. As a result, even AMD's prolific marketing infrastructure (youtube, reddit, forums etc.) will struggle to drive sales, at least until Zen 4 launches (est. early 2023). In the meantime, Intel's i5-12600K is the obvious choice for consumers that do not wish to pay over the odds for almost unparalleled performance in the majority of workloads including gaming. That said, gamers that already own a K series CPU from the 8th gen. or higher will see limited gains in the majority of titles when paired with a 3060 (or lower) tier GPU. In some cases (e.g. PUBG or Overwatch) gamers will see fewer frame drops by disabling the E-Cores all together. If recent history is a guide, stock levels at MSRP are likely to deplete rapidly. [Nov '21 CPUPro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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