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Intel Core i7-6700

Intel 6700

The Intel Core i7-6700 is a high-end quad-core desktop processor based on the Skylake architecture, which was announced in August 2015. The CPU, which is manufactured in a 14 nm process, runs at 3.4 up to 4.0 GHz (2 cores: 3.9 GHz, 4 cores: 3.7 GHz) and can execute up to 8 threads simultaneously thanks to Hyperthreading. Contrary to the Core i7-6700K, the i7-6700 does not have a free multiplier and can hardly be overclocked. 

Architecture

Intel uses Skylake to replace both Broadwell and Haswell and therefore once again uses one core design for all TDP classes. Several improvements of the Skylake architecture include bigger Out-to-Order-Buffer, optimizations for pre-fetching as well as bigger gains by Hyperthreading. However, the changes are small for a "Tock" – a new micro architecture – in general, so the per-MHz performance is only between 5-10 % (compared to Haswell) or less than 5 % higher (compared to Broadwell), respectively.

Performance

Even though the Core i7-6700 has a slightly lower clock than the old i7-4790 (3.6 GHz - 4.0 GHz), the performance is slightly better compared to the Haswell predecessor. Another 7 % faster is the top model i7-6700K. Even the most demanding applications and games are no problem for the high-end CPU.

Graphics

Graphics are handled by the integrated Intel HD Graphics 530 with 24 EUs (Execution Units), which is clocked at 350 - 1150 MHz. Compared to the HD Graphics 4600 (Haswell, 20 EUs), the performance is increased by around 25 percent. The overall GPU performance is still low-end, so modern games can, if at all, only be played smoothly with low settings. 

Power Consumption

Intel specifies the TDP with 65 Watts.

SeriesIntel Core i7 (Desktop)
CodenameSkylake
Clock Rate3400 - 4000 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1024 KB
Level 3 Cache8192 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 8
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)65 Watt
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
SocketFCLGA1151
FeaturesDDR3(L)-1600/DDR4-2133 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro
GPUIntel HD Graphics 530 (350 - 1150 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Starting Price $303 U.S.
Announcement Date08/05/2015
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6700

Benchmarks

Octane V2 - Total Score
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min: 44474     avg: 44474 (92%)     median: 44474 (92%)     max: 44474 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 117     avg: 156.3 (80%)     median: 168.5 (86%)     max: 171 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 743     avg: 791 (37%)     median: 802 (37%)     max: 817 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
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min: 812.4     avg: 812.4 (1%)     median: 812.4 (1%)     max: 812.4 ms
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 15038     avg: 15053 (48%)     median: 15053 (48%)     max: 15068 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 4022     avg: 4030.5 (86%)     median: 4030.5 (86%)     max: 4039 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 15812     avg: 15812 (42%)     median: 15812 (42%)     max: 15812 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 4233     avg: 4233 (89%)     median: 4233 (89%)     max: 4233 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
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min: 10918     avg: 11399.4 (50%)     median: 11385 (50%)     max: 11819 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 7879     avg: 8130.7 (21%)     median: 7952 (20%)     max: 8561 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 52447     avg: 54280.7 (35%)     median: 54997 (35%)     max: 55398 Points
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score
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min: 67.9     avg: 67.9 (2%)     median: 67.9 (2%)     max: 67.9 ms
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
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min: 0.46     avg: 0.5 (27%)     median: 0.5 (27%)     max: 0.465 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
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min: 0.77     avg: 0.8 (37%)     median: 0.8 (37%)     max: 0.781 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
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min: 4.4     avg: 4.5 (37%)     median: 4.5 (37%)     max: 4.5 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
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min: 50.8     avg: 50.8 (42%)     median: 50.8 (42%)     max: 50.8 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
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min: 187.4     avg: 187.4 (80%)     median: 187.4 (80%)     max: 187.4 fps
WinRAR - Result
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min: 5323     avg: 5412.5 (64%)     median: 5412.5 (64%)     max: 5502 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
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min: 209     avg: 209 (2%)     median: 209 (2%)     max: 209 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m
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min: 6.8     avg: 6.8 (1%)     median: 6.8 (1%)     max: 6.8 seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
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min: 8405     avg: 9779.8 (60%)     median: 9832 (60%)     max: 10416 points
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
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min: 28021     avg: 28924 (73%)     median: 28924 (73%)     max: 29827 Points
3DMark 06 - CPU -
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min: 8199     avg: 8403 (66%)     median: 8478 (67%)     max: 8532 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 1.89     avg: 1.9 (87%)     median: 1.9 (87%)     max: 1.94 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 8.69     avg: 8.8 (37%)     median: 8.9 (37%)     max: 8.94 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
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min: 8213     avg: 8213 (91%)     median: 8213 (91%)     max: 8213 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
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min: 31339     avg: 31339 (77%)     median: 31339 (77%)     max: 31339 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
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min: 5634     avg: 6002.5 (81%)     median: 6002.5 (81%)     max: 6371 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
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min: 24237     avg: 24304.5 (49%)     median: 24304.5 (49%)     max: 24372 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
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min: 9.3     avg: 9.7 (2%)     median: 9.7 (2%)     max: 10 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M -
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min: 20.8     avg: 22.4 (1%)     median: 22.4 (1%)     max: 24 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
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min: 490.8     avg: 536.9 (2%)     median: 536.9 (2%)     max: 583 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) -
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min: 155890     avg: 155890 (74%)     median: 155890 (74%)     max: 155890 MIPS
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) -
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min: 83810     avg: 83810 (64%)     median: 83810 (64%)     max: 83810 MFLOPS
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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i7 (Desktop)

» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 7900X
   3.3 GHz / 0 MB + 13.8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6950X
   3 GHz / 2.5 MB + 25 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 7740X
   4.3 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 7700K
   4.2 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 5960X
   3 GHz / 2 MB + 20 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4960X
   3.6 GHz / 1.5 MB + 15 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 7700
   3.6 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6700K
   4 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 3960X
   3.3 GHz / 1.5 MB + 15 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4790K
   4 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6700
   3.4 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4790
   3.6 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 5775C
   3.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4770K
   3.5 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4790S
   3.2 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 990X EE
   3.47 GHz / 1.5 MB + 12 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 980X EE
   3.33 GHz / 1.5 MB + 12 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 3770K
   3.5 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6700T
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 2700K
   3.5 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 2600K
   3.4 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 975
   3.33 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 960
   3.2 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 950
   3.06 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 940
   2.93 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 920
   2.66 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6700K
   4 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Xeon (Desktop) E5-2680
   2.7 GHz / 2 MB + 20 MB
- Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 3960X
   3.3 GHz / 1.5 MB + 15 MB
- Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4790K
   4 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
- AMD Ryzen 5 1600
   3.2 GHz / 3 MB + 16 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6700
   3.4 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
+ Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6
   3.1 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i7 7920HQ
   3.1 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4790
   3.6 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 7600K
   3.8 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 5775C
   3.3 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2016-04- 5)