Intel Core i7-7700K: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i7-7700K

Summary

Intel started Core i7-7700K sales 3 January 2017 at a recommended price of $339. This is Kaby Lake architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 4 cores and 8 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4.50 GHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a FCLGA1151 processor with a TDP of 91 Watt and a maximum temperature of 72 °C. It supports DDR4-2133, DDR4-2400, DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 25.37 percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7742.

General info

Of Core i7-7700K processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
10.01
 
Type
Desktop
 
Series
Intel Core i7 (Desktop)
 
Achitecture codename
Kaby Lake
 
Release date
3 January 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$339
 
of 999 (Xeon W3530)
Price now
$358
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i7-7700K's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-7700K's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
4
 
Number of threads
8
 
Maximum frequency
4.5 GHz
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
L1 cache
256 KB
 
of 4096 (EPYC 7702)
L2 cache
1 MB
 
of 32 (EPYC 7702)
L3 cache
8 MB
 
of 256 (EPYC 7702)
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
of 7 (Ryzen 3 3300)
Maximum core temperature
100 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
of 105 (Core i7-5557U)
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-7700K compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
Socket
FCLGA1151
 
Power consumption (TDP)
91 Watt
 

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-7700K. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
+
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
TSX
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Thermal Monitoring
+
 

Security technologies

Core i7-7700K technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
EDB
+
 
Secure Key
+
 
MPX
+
 
Identity Protection
+
 
SGX
Yes with Intel® ME
 
OS Guard
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-7700K are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-7700K.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2133, DDR4-2400, DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
 
Maximum memory size
64 GB
 
of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels
2
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
35.76 GB / s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i7-7700K.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD Graphics 630 (350 - 1150 MHz)
 
Graphics max frequency
1.15 GHz
 
Max video memory
64 GB
 
Quick Sync
+
 
Clear Video
+
 
Clear Video HD
+
 
InTru 3D
+
 

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-7700K's integrated GPU.
Number of displays supported
3
 

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-7700K's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.
4K resolution support
+
 
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
4096x2304@24Hz
 
Max resolution over eDP
4096x2304@60Hz
 
Max resolution over DisplayPort
4096x2304@60Hz
 

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-7700K's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
12
 
OpenGL
4.5
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i7-7700K's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
16
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-7700K. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

25.37

3DMark06 CPU

10156

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

7305

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

28903

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

2.19

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

10.4

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

193

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

939

WinRAR 4.0

5823

x264 encoding pass 1

230

x264 encoding pass 2

62

TrueCrypt AES

5.5

Geekbench 2

15476

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core

5480

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core

17800

Passmark

11996

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

13580

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i7-7700K. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
68 Mh/s
 
 
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
0.36 kh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i7-7700K is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i7-7700K performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-7700K from AMD is Ryzen 5 1600, which is faster by 2% and higher by 8 positions in our rating.

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