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Intel - Core i7-6700 3.4 GHz Quad-Core Processor

( 4.7 Average / 39 Ratings )





Core i7-6700

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Data Width




Operating Frequency

3.4 GHz

Turbo Frequency

4 GHz



L1 Cache

4 x 32 kB Instruction
4 x 32 kB Data

L2 Cache

4 x 256 kB

L3 Cache

1 x 8 MB


14 nm

Thermal Design Power

65 W

Includes CPU Cooler


Simultaneous Multithreading

Yes: Hyper-Threading

Maximum Supported Memory

64 GB

Integrated Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 530

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alexjberry 23 points 42 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.

rhayy 11 points 40 months ago
from completed build Mini powerful rig for work

Looking for the highest end cpu, the 6700k one was 100€ more expensive. To me, it isn't worth them. So I went for the regular one.

adobo 38 points 39 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.

Slade84 11 points 38 months ago
from completed build Blackbox
umbrellaman 8 points 37 months ago
from completed build First Build

Decided to go with the i7-6700 non-k version. no intention to overclock the CPU, given the environment where I live, overclocking will probably fry the CPU.

tamnhucanh 7 points 34 months ago
from completed build My friend's PC

Ok so the story is: by the time he asked me to build this PC i was still noobie and didn't know how to install an aftermarket cooler. And then he was like " Hey, let's get an i7 " But, people in Vietnam only look at the numbers ( for example i3 is weaker than i5 ) so we thought that it was stronger than a 6600K too. Then when i gathered all the parts except the GPU i found out that an i7 is often used for video editing. Since my friend mostly games on this rig, it was a terrible idea. Eventually, i was like " na, let's just go with it"

Orangekickin 26 points 34 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.

bohemond1980 12 points 34 months ago
from completed build Overseas rig

Does what it's supposed to, no more, no less.

mattyoung50 28 points 33 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.

blackberry007 14 points 33 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.