Average Bench: 67% (108th of 1183)

more Based on 130,904 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , 0F8BFBFF000506E3, BFEBFBFF000206C2, 0000000000000000, BFEBFBFF000206A7, 1F8BFBFF000506E3, 0FABFBFF000506E3, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz
Poor: 55%Average: 67% Great: 78%
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-6700 averaged 32.9% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 108Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 209Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6700 is 22.6%. 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 575Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 567Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 130,904 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.7 1-Core 108 122
173 2-Core 209 236
74.9% 158 Pts
Min Avg Max
308 4-Core 378 449
441 8-Core 567 619
60.6% 472 Pts
Min Avg Max
472 64-Core 575 623
38.6% 575 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 112
2-Core 221
78% 166 Pts
4-Core 362
8-Core 611
61% 486 Pts
64-Core 618
42% 618 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
1-Core 114
2-Core 214
78% 164 Pts
4-Core 374
8-Core 481
56% 428 Pts
64-Core 586
39% 586 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 112
2-Core 228
80% 170 Pts
4-Core 347
8-Core 543
57% 445 Pts
64-Core 552
37% 552 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 101
2-Core 169
65% 135 Pts
4-Core 365
8-Core 468
55% 416 Pts
64-Core 576
39% 576 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,902,439 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $312 @ launch in Sep '15
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Typical Core i7-6700 Builds (Compare 4,370 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

System: Dell XPS 8900

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $485

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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 3 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

2 days ago.

With a z170 motherboard it easily Overclocks using baseclock increases. So with that being common knowledge for all Skylakes they now become the best bang for buck. Buy a cheap 6400 and crank it up or 6700 like me and kick butt


Poor

2 months ago.

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Excellent

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


Good

1 month ago.

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


Good

11 months ago.

Just a beast on my asu rogcd11, no cpu peak


Poor

9 months 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.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

2 years ago.

lower core & thread


Excellent

2 years ago.

Brilliant performance for low powered ITX future proof gaming


Excellent

22 months 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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