IntelBX80677I77700K
IntelBX80662I56600K

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

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.5GHz, Skylake.
Release date: Q3 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 370,084 user samples
223,210 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 33rd / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
146,874 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 58th / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
95.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+13%
84.2 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+15%
118 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
464 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
433 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
717 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+61%
444 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
153 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+9%
141 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
559 Pts +4% 539 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
810 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+48%
548 Pts
Market Share
Based on 12,890,113 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2 % Much higher market share.
+55%
1.29 %
Value
Value For Money
89.1 % 91.8 % +3%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
130 % Much more popular.
+65%
79 %
Price
Price (score)
$350 $232 Much cheaper.
+34%
Age
Newest
23 Months Much more recent.
+42%
40 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts 91 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Faster base frequency.
+20%
3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.5 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+15%
3.9 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
148 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+9%
136 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
158 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+6%
149 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
535 Pts +4% 516 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
582 Pts +1% 578 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
749 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+44%
521 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
865 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+49%
581 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Kaby Lake Skylake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 630 HD 530
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'17 Q3'15
Cache
Cache
8 MB 6 MB SmartCache
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$339.00 - $350.00 $242.00 - $243.00
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 630 Intel® HD Graphics 530
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350.00 MHz 350 MHz
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No

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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 Intel Core i5-6600K is based on the new "Skylake" 14nm manufacturing process. Sporting 4 physical cores with base/turbo clocks of 3.5/3.9 GHz the 6600K and its predecessor, the 4690K share the same basic configuration and disappointingly, offer similar performance. Comparing the 6600K and 6700K shows that the 6700K has faster multi and single core performance. The improved multi core performance is due to Hyperthreading which is the key differentiator for the i7-6700K. The gap in single core performance can largely be eliminated by overclocking the i5-6600K so although the stock effective speed is significantly higher on the 6700K, this gap diminishes significantly when both processors are overclocked. At a 30% discount, the 6600K is the better value gaming CPU. [Aug '15 CPUPro]

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