Average Bench: 69% (135th of 1206)

more Based on 126,666 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , 0F8BFBFF000506E3, BFEBFBFF000206C2, 0000000000000000, BFEBFBFF000206A7, 1F8BFBFF000506E3, 0FABFBFF000506E3, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz
Poor: 57%Average: 69% Great: 79%
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-6700 averaged 31.0% 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 107Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 207Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6700 is 21.4%. 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 570Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 561Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 126,666 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.1 1-Core 107 121
167 2-Core 207 235
74.1% 157 Pts
Min Avg Max
298 4-Core 370 440
431 8-Core 561 617
59.8% 466 Pts
Min Avg Max
460 64-Core 570 620
38.2% 570 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 120
2-Core 227
82% 173 Pts
4-Core 405
8-Core 569
63% 487 Pts
64-Core 585
39% 585 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 110
2-Core 219
78% 165 Pts
4-Core 381
8-Core 596
62% 488 Pts
64-Core 604
40% 604 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 103
2-Core 202
72% 152 Pts
4-Core 353
8-Core 505
56% 429 Pts
64-Core 593
40% 593 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 106
2-Core 210
74% 158 Pts
4-Core 330
8-Core 571
57% 451 Pts
64-Core 588
40% 588 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 93.7
2-Core 159
61% 126 Pts
4-Core 260
8-Core 488
46% 374 Pts
64-Core 502
34% 502 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,610,001 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $312 @ launch in Sep '15
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Typical Core i7-6700 Builds (Compare 4,694 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

System: Dell XPS 8900

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $472

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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 4 years ago.

Excellent

1 month ago.

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Excellent

9 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

3 months ago.

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


Good

13 months ago.

Just a beast on my asu rogcd11, no cpu peak


Poor

11 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

24 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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