Average Bench: 72.3% (353rd of 1439)

more Based on 282,363 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , 0F8BFBFF000506E3, BFEBFBFF000206C2, 0000000000000000, BFEBFBFF000206A7, 1F8BFBFF000506E3, 0FABFBFF000506E3, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz
Poor: 60%Average: 72.3% Great: 80%
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-6700 averaged 27.6% 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 81.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 101Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6700 is 20.5%. 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 Speed 534Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 517Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 282,363 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.4 Memory 81.2 91.1
77.8 1-Core 101 112
155 2-Core 193 219
71.8% 125 Pts
Min Avg Max
273 4-Core 343 384
392 8-Core 517 587
53.4% 430 Pts
Min Avg Max
411 64-Core 534 595
33% 534 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.4
1-Core 116
2-Core 220
80% 140 Pts
4-Core 442
8-Core 616
67% 528 Pts
64-Core 614
38% 614 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.2
1-Core 111
2-Core 227
78% 140 Pts
4-Core 446
8-Core 612
67% 529 Pts
64-Core 612
38% 612 Pts
Socket 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.3
1-Core 111
2-Core 208
77% 135 Pts
4-Core 423
8-Core 603
64% 513 Pts
64-Core 607
38% 607 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 80
1-Core 110
2-Core 209
75% 133 Pts
4-Core 384
8-Core 605
61% 494 Pts
64-Core 606
38% 606 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.6
1-Core 96.8
2-Core 185
69% 120 Pts
4-Core 333
8-Core 474
51% 403 Pts
64-Core 419
26% 419 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $312 @ launch in Sep '15
AmazonUS $2002 days
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Typical Core i7-6700 Builds (Compare 2,720 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 13%
Tree trunk

System: Dell XPS 8900

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 57% - Above average Total price: $400

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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 8 years ago.

Poor

27 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


Good

11 months ago.

Лучший процесор за свои деньги


Excellent

11 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

16 months ago.

Best CPU for The Medium-End PCS


Good

11 days ago.

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


Poor

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

2 years 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.


Good

13 months ago.

Good to basic gaming but not the best


Excellent

3 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

3 years ago.

ive had it for years. never needed any change


Terrible

6 years ago.

lower core & thread


Good

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

6 years ago.

Brilliant performance for low powered ITX future proof gaming


Excellent

6 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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