Average Bench: 74.8% (261st of 1355)

more Based on 271,494 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , 0F8BFBFF000506E3, BFEBFBFF000206C2, 0000000000000000, BFEBFBFF000206A7, 1F8BFBFF000506E3, 0FABFBFF000506E3, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz
Poor: 62%Average: 74.8% Great: 83%
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-6700 averaged 25.1% 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 82.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 105Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6700 is 20.1%. 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 Mixed Speed 564Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 557Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 271,494 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.9 Memory 82.9 91.9
82.1 1-Core 105 118
160 2-Core 202 230
76.1% 130 Pts
Min Avg Max
265 4-Core 361 422
406 8-Core 557 615
58.8% 459 Pts
Min Avg Max
420 64-Core 564 617
37.8% 564 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.3
1-Core 116
2-Core 214
82% 140 Pts
4-Core 381
8-Core 589
62% 485 Pts
64-Core 598
40% 598 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.6
1-Core 118
2-Core 224
82% 142 Pts
4-Core 391
8-Core 609
64% 500 Pts
64-Core 563
38% 563 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.9
1-Core 84.9
2-Core 170
66% 111 Pts
4-Core 294
8-Core 445
47% 370 Pts
64-Core 470
32% 470 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 51.2
1-Core 96
2-Core 185
61% 111 Pts
4-Core 282
8-Core 487
48% 384 Pts
64-Core 463
31% 463 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 53,548,638 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $312 @ launch in Sep '15
AmazonUS $29117 mins
BHPhotoUS $3502 years
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Typical Core i7-6700 Builds (Compare 4,827 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: Dell XPS 8900

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $491

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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 6 years ago.

Terrible

24 days 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

1 day ago.

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


Good

9 months ago.

Лучший процесор за свои деньги


Poor

7 months ago.

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


Excellent

13 months ago.

I have it since Jan 2017. Still very satisfied.


Poor

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

18 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

6 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

4 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

4 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

4 years ago.

lower core & thread


Good

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 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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