Average Bench: 76.4% (185th of 1264)

more Based on 174,592 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000506E3, , 0F8BFBFF000506E3, BFEBFBFF000206C2, 0000000000000000, BFEBFBFF000206A7, 1F8BFBFF000506E3, 0FABFBFF000506E3, 1FABFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz
Poor: 67%Average: 76.4% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-6700 averaged 23.5% 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 84.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 107Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6700 is just 17.4%. 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 565Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 558Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 174,592 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.6 Memory 84.6 93.2
87.2 1-Core 107 121
165 2-Core 206 234
77.4% 132 Pts
Min Avg Max
303 4-Core 370 441
452 8-Core 558 616
59.5% 464 Pts
Min Avg Max
462 64-Core 565 617
37.9% 565 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 84.5
1-Core 122
2-Core 234
84% 147 Pts
4-Core 453
8-Core 614
70% 534 Pts
64-Core 629
42% 629 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.5
1-Core 113
2-Core 224
81% 141 Pts
4-Core 400
8-Core 582
63% 491 Pts
64-Core 602
40% 602 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.5
1-Core 106
2-Core 218
78% 135 Pts
4-Core 384
8-Core 585
62% 484 Pts
64-Core 580
39% 580 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.4
1-Core 110
2-Core 208
77% 133 Pts
4-Core 358
8-Core 584
60% 471 Pts
64-Core 578
39% 578 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 82
1-Core 97.5
2-Core 192
73% 124 Pts
4-Core 273
8-Core 384
43% 329 Pts
64-Core 371
25% 371 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,182,374 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $312 @ launch in Sep '15
AmazonUS $28021 mins
OutletPCUS $2997 months
BHPhotoUS $3505 months
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Typical Core i7-6700 Builds (Compare 1,699 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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 60% - Above average Total price: $469

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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

3 days ago.

like like like


Excellent

4 months ago.

Лучший процесор за свои деньги


Good

1 month 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.


Poor

3 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

12 months ago.

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


Good

8 months ago.

Good to basic gaming but not the best


Excellent

4 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


Excellent

3 months ago.

ive had it for years. never needed any change


Terrible

3 years ago.

lower core & thread


Excellent

3 years ago.

Brilliant performance for low powered ITX future proof gaming


Excellent

2 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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