Average Bench: 96.3% (31st of 1147)

more Based on 259,121 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 3.6% 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 141Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 136Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-7700K is 32.4%. 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 715Pts
Quad Core Integer Speed 452Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 259,121 samples)
Min Avg Max
114 SC Int 133 149
115 SC Float 141 158
116 SC Mixed 136 154
109% 137 Pts
Min Avg Max
368 QC Int 452 550
407 QC Float 490 586
382 QC Mixed 471 568
107% 471 Pts
Min Avg Max
553 MC Int 651 738
660 MC Float 767 867
606 MC Mixed 715 816
106% 711 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 148
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 150
117% 147 Pts
QC Int 566
QC Float 567
QC Mixed 595
131% 576 Pts
MC Int 719
MC Float 861
MC Mixed 792
118% 791 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 135
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 139
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 486
QC Float 551
QC Mixed 536
119% 524 Pts
MC Int 674
MC Float 794
MC Mixed 742
110% 737 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 134
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 139
111% 138 Pts
QC Int 463
QC Float 490
QC Mixed 476
108% 476 Pts
MC Int 663
MC Float 767
MC Mixed 732
108% 721 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 135
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 138
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 418
QC Float 488
QC Mixed 464
103% 457 Pts
MC Int 619
MC Float 729
MC Mixed 710
102% 686 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 130
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 133
107% 133 Pts
QC Int 382
QC Float 424
QC Mixed 402
91% 403 Pts
MC Int 664
MC Float 751
MC Mixed 679
104% 698 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $360 @ launch in Jan '17
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Gaming 107%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 73%
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Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $244

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $1,330

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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

9 hrs ago.

It's overpriced and the 8400 performs similarly for a way lower price.


Excellent

2 days ago.

Runs way too hot compared to the 8700K


Good

17 hrs ago.

ghhsfj


Poor

1 month ago.

With this money there's a lot better to have


Good

10 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

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


Terrible

9 months ago.

overheating!!! very very bad cpu


Good

2 years ago.


Excellent

14 days ago.

SMEXY


Terrible

2 month ago.

The speed is great and has great effect towards gaming


Good

15 months ago.

only 27% better than my current 4700k?


Excellent

2 months ago.

with cooler master liqud pro 240 good!


Terrible

18 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

19 months ago.

The best Intel CPU at the moment.


Good

11 months ago.

Yep pretty much sums it up! Love it!


Terrible

12 months ago.

High price! and motherboard in-compatibility.


Excellent

20 months ago.

Best intel cpu, blows away all competition


Poor

16 months ago.

coffelake


Terrible

19 months ago.

it is not for 4k


Average

24 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

4 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

23 months ago.

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


Terrible

2 months ago.

인텔은 정신차려야되


Poor

18 months ago.

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


Poor

2 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

20 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

19 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

1 month ago.

Great gaming cpu


Excellent

17 months ago.

A perfect CPU for gaming.


Excellent

2 months ago.

Great CPU works at 5.3 outta the box like a charm


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Terrible

17 months ago.

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


Excellent

12 months ago.


Good

5 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

17 months ago.

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


Poor

7 months ago.

price too high


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Average

10 months ago.

Fast, but soo hot!


Excellent

10 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

23 months ago.

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


Average

22 months ago.

It's about price/performance ryzens are definitely better


Excellent

19 months ago.

Best upgrade I could have ever gotten!


Excellent

19 months ago.

Amazing cpu,


Excellent

18 months ago.

It's just amazing. & it consumed overclocking normally


Excellent

9 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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