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CPU

Intel Core i7-6700 3.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor

(40 Ratings, 4.8 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Intel

Model

Core i7-6700

Part #

BX80662I76700

Manufacturer

Intel

Core Count

4

Core Clock

3.4 GHz

Boost Clock

4 GHz

TDP

65 W

Series

Intel Core i7

Microarchitecture

Skylake

Core Family

Skylake-S

Socket

LGA1151

Integrated Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 530

Maximum Supported Memory

64 GB

ECC Support

No

Packaging

Boxed

Includes CPU Cooler

Yes

L1 Cache

  • 4 x 32 kB Instruction
  • 4 x 32 kB Data

L2 Cache

4 x 256 kB

L3 Cache

1 x 8 MB

Lithography

14 nm

Simultaneous Multithreading

Yes: Hyper-Threading

Price History

    Reviews

    adobo
    • 39 points
    • 45 months ago

    I wanted an i7 for the hyperthreading. I do a lot of photography and light video editing, coming from an AMD platform, I would probably do heavier video editing now with the i7. Didn't feel like spending the extra $100+ for the 6700k, plus this was on sale and is rated at a lower wattage. Trying to be green here. I'm not interested in squeezing every last GHz out of my processor anyway. But I do want reliability, silence, and low power. My mobo detected the processor accurately and it works great so far. Runs around 20C with the AIO watercooler.

    dsegura90
    • 38 points
    • 33 months ago

    from completed build Gurren Lagann

    I got it cheap second hand on ebay and it overclocked like a champ... has been running steadily at 4.5GHZ. I haven't tried to go any higher, it's not really needed.

    mattyoung50
    • 27 points
    • 39 months ago

    from completed build My Crysis 3 Killer

    Works like a charm. Didn't go with the k version to save some money and mostly just wanted the cheapest skylake with hyperthreading and turboboost.

    Orangekickin
    • 26 points
    • 40 months ago

    Didn't really want to stress and overclock my cpu as I hoped to have something fast running for a couple years. As far as I can tell overclocking would be more for pushing system capabilities, oftentimes solely for the sake of cranking out high numbers or for minimal performance upgrades. Am I wrong on this? Personally, I was fine doing without the unlocked i7, and settled with the latest (at the time of purchase) i7-6700. It has been awesome so far, the performance is prime and had had only negligible hiccups as the 3.4 -4.0 ghz speed has been more than enough to handle any workload I throw at it.

    Jexyz
    • 24 points
    • 28 months ago

    It's fast and runs cool. Needless to say it was an amazing deal for $100.

    alexjberry
    • 23 points
    • 48 months ago

    from completed build Our new family PC

    Does the job, if you're not interested in spending time overclocking the last ounce of performance out of the CPU.

    ryanp83
    • 23 points
    • 38 months ago

    Great CPU for gaming and video editing/rendering. Perfect match for H170 motherboards.

    KevinMoondust
    • 21 points
    • 26 months ago

    Top-tier locked Core CPU from the Skylake family. Really nice performance and retrospectively it has aged well enough to have a favourable performance delta compared to Haswell Refresh. The cooler is a puny piece of crap with no copper slug, so any aftermarket cooler is welcome.

    jappyboy
    • 17 points
    • 29 months ago

    from completed build Arctic Frost (First gaming PC)

    Good for what I needed (I already had this inside a store bought pc)

    blackberry007
    • 15 points
    • 39 months ago

    from completed build Xtremis Mk1

    Perfect for the price. I bought it for my pc build hoping that i could skate by without the overclocked version and it works just fine. 6700k isnt necessary for me.

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