Average Bench: 75.6% (192nd of 1276)

more Based on 200,378 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , 0F8BFBFF000506E3, BFEBFBFF000206C2, 0000000000000000, BFEBFBFF000206A7, 1F8BFBFF000506E3, 0FABFBFF000506E3, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz
Poor: 62%Average: 75.6% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-6700 averaged 24.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-6700 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 83.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 107Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6700 is 23.1%. 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 556Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 550Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 200,378 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.6 Memory 83.6 93.1
85.4 1-Core 107 121
161 2-Core 204 235
77% 132 Pts
Min Avg Max
283 4-Core 366 441
402 8-Core 550 615
58.8% 458 Pts
Min Avg Max
432 64-Core 556 617
37.3% 556 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 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.1
1-Core 115
2-Core 219
84% 143 Pts
4-Core 397
8-Core 604
64% 501 Pts
64-Core 600
40% 600 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.4
1-Core 119
2-Core 230
81% 143 Pts
4-Core 374
8-Core 572
61% 473 Pts
64-Core 582
39% 582 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.8
1-Core 99.4
2-Core 203
72% 125 Pts
4-Core 369
8-Core 591
61% 480 Pts
64-Core 585
39% 585 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,678,145 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $312 @ launch in Sep '15
AmazonUS $27421 mins
OutletPCUS $29911 months
BHPhotoUS $3509 months
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Typical Core i7-6700 Builds (Compare 2,643 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
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Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: Dell XPS 8900

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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 5 years ago.

Excellent

1 month ago.

Лучший процесор за свои деньги


Poor

28 days ago.

I've had this CPU for 5 years now from when it dropped, and I have had no problems with it, even when switching through GPUs it has not let me down. It can handle running games with a GTX 970 aswell as an RTX 2080. I love this CPU for it's price.


Excellent

2 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

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Good

12 months ago.

Good to basic gaming but not the best


Excellent

8 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.


Excellent

7 months ago.

ive had it for years. never needed any change


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

3 years ago.

lower core & thread


Excellent

1 month ago.

This is a 6th Gen Core i7 CPU with 4 cores and 8 threads. It is a little old but if you can find it under the price of something like a ryzen 3 3100 in the used market I would recommend getting it, especially since you can BCLK overclock it with a Z170 or Z270 motherboard and get a lot more performance out of it. If you don't BCLK OC it you can use the iGPU too for some light GPU workload, so that you won't load your eGPU too much..


Excellent

3 years ago.

Brilliant performance for low powered ITX future proof gaming


Excellent

3 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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