Average Bench: 95.9% (41st of 1173)

more Based on 298,143 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 4.1% 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 29.8%. 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 709Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 449Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 298,143 samples)
Min Avg Max
112 SC Int 133 148
113 SC Float 140 158
114 SC Mixed 136 152
109% 136 Pts
Min Avg Max
364 QC Int 449 538
401 QC Float 490 580
379 QC Mixed 468 557
106% 469 Pts
Min Avg Max
558 MC Int 646 731
648 MC Float 762 856
597 MC Mixed 709 800
105% 706 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 4.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 139
SC Float 149
SC Mixed 144
115% 144 Pts
QC Int 512
QC Float 541
QC Mixed 481
116% 511 Pts
MC Int 682
MC Float 790
MC Mixed 740
110% 737 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 142
SC Float 149
SC Mixed 126
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 445
QC Float 502
QC Mixed 475
107% 474 Pts
MC Int 650
MC Float 763
MC Mixed 739
107% 717 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 136
108% 136 Pts
QC Int 442
QC Float 470
QC Mixed 462
104% 458 Pts
MC Int 630
MC Float 739
MC Mixed 687
102% 686 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 131
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 472
QC Mixed 452
102% 451 Pts
MC Int 616
MC Float 731
MC Mixed 681
101% 676 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 125
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 125
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 393
QC Float 426
QC Mixed 405
92% 408 Pts
MC Int 571
MC Float 658
MC Mixed 644
93% 624 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $360 @ launch in Jan '17
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Workstation
Workstation 73%
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Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,250

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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.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

3 days ago.

For the time it was a good processor, but now it is replaced by options that are less expensive for the performance.


Excellent

9 days ago.

it doesn't bottleneck a gpu such as my current 1660 ti gaming oc edition with an oc'ed clock of around 2000. It holds up but for the price I feel like I should have gotten more


Poor

1 month ago.

With this money there's a lot better to have


Good

14 months ago.

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


Excellent

25 days ago.

amazing little machine and for its prize it a absolute beast!


Poor

3 days 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

13 months ago.

overheating!!! very very bad cpu


Excellent

2 months ago.

The highest a gamer should need


Good

2 years ago.


Terrible

6 months ago.

The speed is great and has great effect towards gaming


Good

19 months ago.

only 27% better than my current 4700k?


Excellent

2 months ago.

with cooler master liqud pro 240 good!


Excellent

23 months ago.

The best Intel CPU at the moment.


Terrible

22 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

5 days ago.

High price! and motherboard in-compatibility.


Good

15 months ago.

Yep pretty much sums it up! Love it!


Good

4 months 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

2 years ago.

Best intel cpu, blows away all competition


Poor

20 months ago.

coffelake


Terrible

23 months ago.

it is not for 4k


Average

2 years 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

8 months 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

2 years ago.

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


Terrible

6 months ago.

인텔은 정신차려야되


Excellent

2 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

23 months ago.

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


Poor

6 months ago.

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


Very good

2 years ago.

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


Good

2 years 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

6 months ago.

Great CPU works at 5.3 outta the box like a charm


Excellent

23 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...


Good

5 months ago.

Great gaming cpu


Excellent

21 months ago.

A perfect CPU for gaming.


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Terrible

21 months ago.

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


Excellent

16 months ago.


Good

9 months 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

22 months ago.

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


Poor

11 months ago.

price too high


Excellent

16 months ago.

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


Average

15 months ago.

Fast, but soo hot!


Excellent

14 months ago.

Got one for free


Outstanding

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Outstanding

2 years ago.

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


Average

2 years ago.

It's about price/performance ryzens are definitely better


Excellent

24 months ago.

Best upgrade I could have ever gotten!


Excellent

23 months ago.

Amazing cpu,


Excellent

22 months ago.

It's just amazing. & it consumed overclocking normally


Excellent

13 months ago.

Excellent everyday Gaming PC CPU


Excellent

6 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


Poor

2 months ago.

chjowe


Excellent

3 hrs ago.

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


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