Average Bench: 75.1% (229th of 1316)

more Based on 248,564 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , 0F8BFBFF000506E3, BFEBFBFF000206C2, 0000000000000000, BFEBFBFF000206A7, 1F8BFBFF000506E3, 0FABFBFF000506E3, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz
Poor: 63%Average: 75.1% Great: 84%
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-6700 averaged 24.9% 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 82.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 107Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6700 is 21.3%. 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 549Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 542Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 248,564 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.7 Memory 82.9 92.6
86.1 1-Core 107 120
161 2-Core 204 235
76.7% 131 Pts
Min Avg Max
278 4-Core 365 434
405 8-Core 542 613
58.3% 453 Pts
Min Avg Max
430 64-Core 549 616
36.9% 549 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 82.1
1-Core 105
2-Core 223
78% 137 Pts
4-Core 435
8-Core 569
66% 502 Pts
64-Core 577
39% 577 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.8
1-Core 111
2-Core 212
82% 139 Pts
4-Core 368
8-Core 602
62% 485 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 82.6
1-Core 115
2-Core 218
80% 139 Pts
4-Core 376
8-Core 566
60% 471 Pts
64-Core 565
38% 565 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.8
1-Core 93
2-Core 200
72% 124 Pts
4-Core 365
8-Core 595
61% 480 Pts
64-Core 591
40% 591 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,115,609 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $312 @ launch in Sep '15
BHPhotoUS $35016 months
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Typical Core i7-6700 Builds (Compare 3,572 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk

System: Dell XPS 8900

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 58% - Above average Total price: $547

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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

7 months ago.

Лучший процесор за свои деньги


Excellent

4 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

2 months ago.

I have it since Jan 2017. Still very satisfied.


Poor

24 days ago.

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


Excellent

7 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

19 months ago.

Good to basic gaming but not the best


Excellent

15 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

14 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

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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