Average Bench: 74.6% (260th of 1369)

more Based on 237,180 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , 0F8BFBFF000506E3, BFEBFBFF000206C2, 0000000000000000, BFEBFBFF000206A7, 1F8BFBFF000506E3, 0FABFBFF000506E3, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz
Poor: 64%Average: 74.6% Great: 82%
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-6700 averaged 25.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 82.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 105Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6700 is just 17.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-6700 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 564Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 555Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 237,180 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.1 Memory 82.8 92.8
83.1 1-Core 105 116
160 2-Core 200 226
74% 129 Pts
Min Avg Max
282 4-Core 360 409
404 8-Core 555 620
56.5% 457 Pts
Min Avg Max
421 64-Core 564 619
34.9% 564 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.9
1-Core 107
2-Core 218
79% 139 Pts
4-Core 356
8-Core 550
56% 453 Pts
64-Core 549
34% 549 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.2
1-Core 95.3
2-Core 186
69% 120 Pts
4-Core 343
8-Core 480
52% 412 Pts
64-Core 538
33% 538 Pts
Socket 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 55.1
1-Core 88
2-Core 170
58% 104 Pts
4-Core 309
8-Core 408
46% 359 Pts
64-Core 414
26% 414 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 39.9
1-Core 19.3
2-Core 39.5
22% 32.9 Pts
4-Core 89.4
8-Core 290
21% 190 Pts
64-Core 492
30% 492 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 56,939,781 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $312 @ launch in Sep '15
AmazonUS $25018 mins
BHPhotoUS $3502 years
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Typical Core i7-6700 Builds (Compare 1,597 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: Dell XPS 8900

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 70% - Good Total price: $310

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-6700 Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.00 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ3'15
Processor Numberi7-6700
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableYes
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$303.00 - $312.00
Clock Speed3.4 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP65 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015C (65W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 530
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.15 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth34.1 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NIYes
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)Yes
Small Business AdvantageYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography14 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

Skylake 6th generation Core i7 processor...

Added 7 years ago.

Terrible

5 months ago.

I used it over 2 years and i never reached 100% whlie i used it normal i only reached it with cpu stress tests


Excellent

5 months ago.

runs TOTAL WAR WARHAMMER 3 AT 96 FPS with EVGA GTX KINGPIN VIDEOCARD, LOVE IT


Good

14 months ago.

Лучший процесор за свои деньги


Good

1 month ago.

because is slightly faster in everything and because it's desktop so i could add a liquid cooler in my personal system


Excellent

1 month ago.

Best CPU for The Medium-End PCS


Poor

6 months ago.

good for gaming without clocking pair with better gpu such as gtx1070


Excellent

23 months ago.

A little old, but if you find it under 100$ buy it with a z170 or z270 mb and BCLK overclock it.


Good

11 months ago.

Definitely a workhorse, I've had it since december 2015 and haven't had a problem, although in 2021 it's starting to show its age, still functional.


Excellent

9 months ago.

Good to basic gaming but not the best


Excellent

2 years ago.

The best CPU you can get for a killer gaming computer, it does it all. True, you cant overclock it, but the power it already has will give anyone 70 fps+ at any game with a capable GPU.


Excellent

2 years ago.

ive had it for years. never needed any change


Terrible

5 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

5 years ago.

lower core & thread


Good

9 months ago.

It's powerful and responsive CPU, combined with a dedicated graphics card shows the true potential.


Excellent

5 years ago.

Brilliant performance for low powered ITX future proof gaming


Excellent

4 years ago.

I think the performance is impressiv for gaming as well as other stuff. It has very good thermals if you count in the performance it gives. Also you can overclock it with a z170 mainboard which makes it a great deal.


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