Average Bench: 86.1% (105th of 1358)

more Based on 623,615 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: 72%Average: 86.1% Great: 95%
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-7700K averaged just 13.9% 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 130Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 90.7Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-7700K is 22.6%. 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 688Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 683Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 623,615 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.3 Memory 90.7 96.7
106 1-Core 130 145
201 2-Core 247 284
89.8% 156 Pts
Min Avg Max
348 4-Core 440 506
520 8-Core 683 787
71.8% 561 Pts
Min Avg Max
538 64-Core 688 785
46.2% 688 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 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.8
1-Core 131
2-Core 263
92% 162 Pts
4-Core 502
8-Core 719
79% 611 Pts
64-Core 718
48% 718 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.3
1-Core 135
2-Core 260
93% 162 Pts
4-Core 476
8-Core 729
77% 603 Pts
64-Core 733
49% 733 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.8
1-Core 133
2-Core 254
92% 160 Pts
4-Core 450
8-Core 640
71% 545 Pts
64-Core 629
42% 629 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.7
1-Core 136
2-Core 271
95% 167 Pts
4-Core 449
8-Core 730
75% 589 Pts
64-Core 722
48% 722 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.9
1-Core 131
2-Core 226
88% 150 Pts
4-Core 444
8-Core 667
71% 556 Pts
64-Core 719
48% 719 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $360 @ launch in Jan '17
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Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 91%
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Workstation
Workstation 80%
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Motherboard: Asus STRIX Z270E GAMING - $199

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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 5 years ago.

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2 days 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


Excellent

25 days ago.

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i have it since the release, i still looking for a good reason to change it—Jul '22


Excellent

5 months ago.

Single thread performance is still best core.


Excellent

22 days ago.

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


Good

3 months ago.

With this money there's a lot better to have


Good

5 months 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".


Excellent

2 months 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


Excellent

7 months ago.

Good for gaming but it starts lagging when doing video editing


Good

5 years ago.


Excellent

2 years ago.

The speed is great and has great effect towards gaming


Average

2 month ago.

Its better tha the 6th one but its still doesnt make a sence to buy one and you can still buy the i3 10th or 12th


Terrible

2 years 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!


Excellent

2 years ago.

with cooler master liqud pro 240 good!


Good

2 years ago.

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


Average

2 years ago.

useless 6700k refresh killed by 6 core 8700k


Good

2 years ago.

Yep pretty much sums it up! Love it!


Terrible

4 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

3 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

5 years ago.

Best intel cpu, blows away all competition


Poor

4 years ago.

coffelake


Good

2 years 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

5 years ago.

it is not for 4k


Good

3 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

5 years ago.

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


Terrible

3 years ago.

인텔은 정신차려야되


Good

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 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

4 years ago.

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


Poor

3 years ago.

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


Very good

5 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

Great CPU works at 5.3 outta the box like a charm


Excellent

4 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

4 years ago.

A perfect CPU for gaming.


Excellent

10 months ago.

I bought it in 2018 for $250. It's still rocks! It gives me even twice or more fps than my monitor refresh rate in the games. If you still have i7-7700K in Sep 2021 there is no point of upgrading.


Excellent

18 months ago.

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


Good

3 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

2 years 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 years ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

The wolf under the sheeps in single- till quad-core performance! Best choice also with i7 6700k for Z170/270 chipsets. When you're find a cheap offer, take them!


Terrible

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

4 years ago.


Excellent

4 years ago.

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


Poor

3 years ago.

price too high


Excellent

4 years ago.

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


Average

4 years ago.

Fast, but soo hot!


Excellent

4 years ago.

Got one for free


Excellent

19 months ago.

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


Outstanding

5 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 years ago.

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


Average

5 years ago.

It's about price/performance ryzens are definitely better


Excellent

5 years ago.

Best upgrade I could have ever gotten!


Excellent

5 years ago.

Amazing cpu,


Excellent

4 years ago.

It's just amazing. & it consumed overclocking normally


Excellent

4 years ago.

Excellent everyday Gaming PC CPU


Excellent

3 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

3 years ago.

chjowe


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


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