Average Bench: 86.5% (78th of 1316)

more Based on 520,481 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]

Poor: 70%Average: 86.5% Great: 97%
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-7700K averaged just 13.4% 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 132Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 90.4Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-7700K is 26.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-7700K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 671Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 662Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 520,481 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.7 Memory 90.4 96.8
105 1-Core 132 148
194 2-Core 253 288
90.9% 158 Pts
Min Avg Max
345 4-Core 447 535
467 8-Core 662 767
71.3% 554 Pts
Min Avg Max
506 64-Core 671 768
45.1% 671 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 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 97
1-Core 139
2-Core 276
98% 171 Pts
4-Core 554
8-Core 748
85% 651 Pts
64-Core 748
50% 748 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.7
1-Core 137
2-Core 272
96% 169 Pts
4-Core 547
8-Core 698
82% 622 Pts
64-Core 709
48% 709 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 97.2
1-Core 142
2-Core 260
96% 166 Pts
4-Core 502
8-Core 699
78% 601 Pts
64-Core 691
46% 691 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.4
1-Core 137
2-Core 271
96% 168 Pts
4-Core 448
8-Core 680
72% 564 Pts
64-Core 688
46% 688 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 86
1-Core 133
2-Core 250
89% 156 Pts
4-Core 420
8-Core 725
72% 572 Pts
64-Core 730
49% 730 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $360 @ launch in Jan '17
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Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 79%
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Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $199

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 61% - Good Total price: $1,257

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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 4 years ago.

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1 day ago.

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Been working for me for a long time, Still works like a charm! No need to upgrade, it's still just as good as most CPUs coming out today—Dec '20


Poor

13 days ago.

Super solid and fast. just a little bit to warm


Poor

6 months ago.

Single thread performance is still best core.


Good

1 month ago.

Expensive but am running 5.1GHz, worth it


Good

27 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

With this money there's a lot better to have


Excellent

1 month 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


Good

14 days ago.

The Best Ever Intel Processor and till now and after 3 years still a great competitor to highest newest processors 9700k , 9900k 3800x 3700x , I consider it as "all time greatest".


Good

4 years ago.


Good

4 months ago.

Good for gaming but it starts lagging when doing video editing


Excellent

17 months ago.

The speed is great and has great effect towards gaming


Terrible

17 months ago.

— I switched to Ryzen 3600 and it feels much better multi-tasking, without stuttering or drops of performance. Don't care about 55 FPS drop in games where I already had +150 FPS on EPIC settings if compared to intel. Ryzen all the WAY!


Good

1 month ago.

it's a real monster and i enjoy it soooo much


Excellent

10 months ago.

with cooler master liqud pro 240 good!


Good

11 months ago.

Too expensive. Not worth the 13% more difference from an i5 7600.


Average

11 months ago.

useless 6700k refresh killed by 6 core 8700k


Good

20 months ago.

Yep pretty much sums it up! Love it!


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

2 years ago.

Well... this is the best 4-core/8-thread CPU ever made, not counting the ill-advised (i.e., stupid) i7-7740X. That being said, at about $350 (USD), it was very shortly thereafter made virtually obsolete by AMD's new Ryzen 7 series (8-core/16-thread) processors. Sure, the 7700K still had the performance crown for single-core speed and overclocked frequency range, but it was hard to argue against 8-cores/16-threads for around the same or less money and Intel knew it. Fast forward just a few months and Intel rushed the release of its Coffee Lake (8th Gen Core Series) processors because AMD was simply putting too much pressure on them. Surprisingly, rather than feeling entirely alienated and exploited by Intel, many people welcomed the new processor lineup, topped by the 6-core/12-thread i7-8700K, and seem to have bought them in droves; "fanboyism" (and/or loss aversion) is still alive and well. Back to the 7700K, for what it is, it's pretty good, even if it's really just a 6700K with slightly increased clock speeds and identical IPC. In 2019, it's still an excellent processor, particularly for gaming. There are a select few modern core-heavy games that give it some trouble (i.e., they do better with 6-core or more CPUs), but they're few and far between at the moment. And when overclocked, it only gets better... and hotter (not in a good way). I managed to get mine for a halfway reasonable price, mostly out of curiosity (I think I had just bought a Ryzen 5 1600, too). I probably should have waited, but I don't think anyone really knew that Intel would release an new lineup so quickly. Regardless, I can quite easily get 5 GHz out of mine at less than 1.35V. It sure gets hot, though. I use a Noctua NH-D15 on mine, which does an admirable job cooling it, but the thermal density of these monolithic chips just makes them inherently hot. I may delid mine at some point, but I'm not sure yet.


Excellent

3 years ago.

Best intel cpu, blows away all competition


Poor

3 years ago.

coffelake


Good

16 months ago.

While it's the best 4c/8t CPU, it's starting to show issues in newer games. Keep it until DDR5 comes, then switch.


Terrible

3 years ago.

it is not for 4k


Good

2 years 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

4 years ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

인텔은 정신차려야되


Good

16 months ago.

Still holds on as one of Intel's most powerful unlocked cpu's. Can be pushed to 5ghz.


Excellent

3 years 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.


Poor

3 years ago.

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


Poor

2 years ago.

Did not provide a substantial performance increase to it's predecessor.


Very good

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

Great CPU works at 5.3 outta the box like a charm


Excellent

3 years 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

3 years ago.

A perfect CPU for gaming.


Good

2 years 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.

Got one for 200€ last month, it's a beast, there is no need of more cores for gaming, it never runs above 60% in game ♥


Excellent

4 months ago.

Still a great CPU, but I wish it ran a little cooler!


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Terrible

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Poor

2 years ago.

price too high


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Average

3 years ago.

Fast, but soo hot!


Excellent

3 years ago.

Got one for free


Excellent

5 months ago.

It works extremely well for gaming with it's 4.5 GHZ turbo


Outstanding

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

4 years ago.

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


Outstanding

4 years ago.

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


Average

4 years ago.

It's about price/performance ryzens are definitely better


Excellent

3 years ago.

Best upgrade I could have ever gotten!


Excellent

3 years ago.

Amazing cpu,


Excellent

3 years ago.

It's just amazing. & it consumed overclocking normally


Excellent

3 years ago.

Excellent everyday Gaming PC CPU


Excellent

2 years 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


Poor

2 years ago.

chjowe


Excellent

23 months ago.

I was lucky with the CPU Lottery. I'm happy


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