Average Bench: 96% (26th of 1137)

more Based on 211,346 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000906E9, 0F8BFBFF000906E9, , 0000000000000000, 1FABFBFF000906E9, BFEBFBFF000506E3, 0FABFBFF000906E9, BFEBFBFF0001067A, 178BFBFF00600F20, 1F8BFBFF000906E9 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700k @ 4.00GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.50GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz

The Core i7-7700K is Intel’s flagship Kaby Lake based CPU which is reported to have the same IPC as its predecessor, Skylake. Comparing the 7700K and 6700K shows that both average effective speed and peak overclocked speed are up by 7%. Most of the increase in average effective speed is explained by the 5% boost in base clocks from 4.0 to 4.2 GHz. The improved peak lab speed is attributable to a combination of better overclocking capacity and improvements in Intel’s speedshift technology which make the 7700K slightly more responsive. Kaby Lake also has marginally better HD 630 integrated graphics. The i7-7700K is priced similarly to the i7-6700K so for top end gaming and workstation builds, the 7700K is the clear choice for 2017. AMD’s Ryzen will release later this year so things could change at that time. [Jan '17 CPUPro]

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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-7700K averaged just 3.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-7700K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Single Core Floating Point Speed 140Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 136Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-7700K is 26.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-7700K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Quad Core Integer Speed 447Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 467Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 211,346 samples)
Min Avg Max
116 SC Int 133 148
121 SC Float 140 157
116 SC Mixed 136 152
109% 136 Pts
Min Avg Max
367 QC Int 447 537
408 QC Float 486 580
391 QC Mixed 467 555
106% 467 Pts
Min Avg Max
587 MC Int 668 743
679 MC Float 773 861
628 MC Mixed 726 811
108% 722 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 153
SC Float 163
SC Mixed 158
126% 158 Pts
QC Int 560
QC Float 599
QC Mixed 598
133% 586 Pts
MC Int 767
MC Float 910
MC Mixed 859
126% 845 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 144
SC Float 154
SC Mixed 149
119% 149 Pts
QC Int 458
QC Float 479
QC Mixed 520
110% 486 Pts
MC Int 721
MC Float 823
MC Mixed 759
115% 768 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 133
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 139
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 503
QC Float 544
QC Mixed 515
118% 520 Pts
MC Int 698
MC Float 795
MC Mixed 756
112% 750 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 141
SC Float 150
SC Mixed 145
116% 145 Pts
QC Int 499
QC Float 494
QC Mixed 458
110% 484 Pts
MC Int 703
MC Float 816
MC Mixed 724
112% 748 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 133
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 135
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 453
QC Float 480
QC Mixed 462
105% 465 Pts
MC Int 651
MC Float 749
MC Mixed 703
105% 701 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $360 @ launch in Jan '17
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Gaming
Gaming 107%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 74%
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Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $420

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 135% - Outstanding Total price: $1,080

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-7700K Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.50 GHz)
Code NameKaby Lake
Launch DateQ1'17
Processor Numberi7-7700K
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$339.00 - $350.00
Clock Speed4.20 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.50 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
QPI Links0
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP91 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015D (130W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350.00 MHz
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.15 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Memory Channels2
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
TSX-NIYes
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1151

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes

 Comments

7th generation Kaby Lake processor...

Added 2 years ago.

Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

1 day ago.

very low price performance ratio.


Terrible

9 days ago.

Runs way too hot compared to the 8700K


Good

1 day ago.

Its the best cpu I've ever used


Excellent

8 days ago.

is good


Excellent

12 hrs ago.

ENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOORMMMME


Excellent

24 days ago.

Good


Terrible

3 days ago.

ta karo


Excellent

17 days ago.

gr8 4 gaming


Excellent

13 days ago.

With this money there's a lot better to have


Good

6 months ago.

I have this processor surprisingly fast performing cpu and i can't replace my desktop pc to any laptop i have owned.


Good

27 days ago.

For games like Arma 3 best CPU


Good

1 day ago.

Set it up to 5ghz and it's the faster responsive cpu you'll work with. Even multi-threaded tasks get a boost of around 20%. Excellent CPU for the price. Runs hot, so get a good cooler. Had a CM 212 evo and it was just fin but 5GHZ asks for a bit more cooling to keep temperatures under 72C


Terrible

8 days ago.

Horrible


Good

18 days ago.

better value for money. won't overheat as well. overall good product.


Terrible

5 months ago.

overheating!!! very very bad cpu


Good

22 months ago.


Excellent

4 months ago.

The speed is great and has great effect towards gaming


Good

10 months ago.

only 27% better than my current 4700k?


Excellent

5 hrs ago.

caca


Poor

6 months ago.

with cooler master liqud pro 240 good!


Terrible

13 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

14 months ago.

The best Intel CPU at the moment.


Good

7 months ago.

Yep pretty much sums it up! Love it!


Terrible

8 months ago.

High price! and motherboard in-compatibility.


Excellent

16 months ago.

Best intel cpu, blows away all competition


Poor

12 months ago.

coffelake


Terrible

15 months ago.

it is not for 4k


Average

20 months ago.

1-this site rank is 100% wrong .... for cpu totall power (you will see after buy)See mulicore MC float of 7700 , ryzen , ryzen=200% , + 90% powerfull than 7700 CPU POWER =check only MC (multicore) only check cpu MC 2-Game 80% work with graphic card ,only 20% proccess on cpu , games cant show cpu real power!!!!!!, Games use max 2core ,4threat in cpu's(not all core and power) but ,but after games update in future (to use all core), ryzen will win hard 7700!!!!!!!!!!!!!?.......(why 7700 can win 2000$ , 10 core powerfull , i7-6950x ,in games why?????find benchs) true cpu speed and power rank is below link(user feel after buy) this rank 100% is true real fact https://www.futuremark.com/hardware/cpu


Good

11 days ago.

Offers less of a performance increase over the 6700K, but still a better option over the 8700K if you are a little tight on your budget


Above average

19 months ago.

I want it, But i am not sure if i can wait for it XD


Poor

14 months ago.

CPU Running too hot (80-90 c) even on liquid cooling. if you delid your processor, you will lose the warranty.


Very good

2 years ago.

Nice increase in performance, though not enough to make me buy one to replace my 6700K.


Good

23 months ago.

I would like to see how high of a stable overclock these can get. I would also like future processors to not have an integrated GPU so we can instead get more cores or higher clock speeds if possible. I never use the integrated GPU on these.


Excellent

16 months ago.

Best CPU I have used to date. Matched with a 1080TI and a Samsung 960 Eveo M.2 it crushes every game I have played at 1440p and 144hz. and is the fastest computer I have ever built.


Excellent

15 months ago.

It's the daddy of gaming CPU's, the Honda FireBlade or Focus RS bringing power to the people at a premium but acceptable price for those that require a top end experience. This is the CPU all others a measured against, the benchmark...


Excellent

13 months ago.

A perfect CPU for gaming.


Excellent

4 months ago.

4.7Ghz Aircooled 1.28Vcore can't wait to get a water cooler c: 5Ghz here I come


Terrible

13 months ago.

I hate it for ryzen 1600 and 1600x win in perfomance in multicore for lower price.


Excellent

8 months ago.


Good

1 month ago.

The best for the 7000 series, although I wouldn't recommend to experienced OCers, there are better choices out there especially in 2018+


Excellent

13 months ago.

This is what I also use. It's been proving worthy thus far.


Poor

3 months ago.

price too high


Excellent

8 months ago.

Very stable and fast CPU. Can run any game you desire.


Average

6 months ago.

Fast, but soo hot!


Excellent

6 months ago.

Got one for free


Outstanding

21 months ago.

Love it, I know I gave it a high score but I am coming from an AMD FX 6300


Excellent

20 months ago.

I am gonna buy that .........


Outstanding

19 months ago.

This is one of the ,if not the best cpu for gaming ,so 10/10 from me.


Average

18 months ago.

It's about price/performance ryzens are definitely better


Excellent

15 months ago.

Best upgrade I could have ever gotten!


Excellent

15 months ago.

Amazing cpu,


Excellent

14 months ago.

It's just amazing. & it consumed overclocking normally


Excellent

4 months ago.

Excellent everyday Gaming PC CPU


Excellent

2 months ago.

Awe man lemme tell ya man this thing is du best dang thing evar made man shoot i'd buy it just like dat if i oughtta but man lemme tells ya im more broke den some his socal boy stuck in the mid 1800s with no horse or saddle waiten for the sun to burn my dang soul to ashes. 10/10 would buy again but im broke now thanks


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