Intel Core i7-6700K vs AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-6700K CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Intel Core i7-6700K AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Intel Core i7 Family AMD Ryzen 7
Intel Core i 6000 CPU group AMD Ryzen 2000
6 Generation 2
Skylake S Architecture Pinnacle Ridge (Zen+)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
Intel Core i7-4770K Predecessor --
Intel Core i7-7700K Successor AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i7-6700K or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

4 Cores 8
8 Threads 16
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
4.00 GHz Frequency 3.70 GHz
4.20 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.30 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.85 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i7-6700K or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

Intel HD Graphics 530 GPU no iGPU
0.35 GHz GPU frequency
1.15 GHz GPU (Turbo)
9 GPU Generation
14 nm Technology
3 Max. displays
24 Execution units
192 Shader
64 GB Max. GPU Memory
12 DirectX Version

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Decode / Encode Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
Decode Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 No
Decode Codec VP9 No
Decode / Encode Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC No
Decode Codec VC-1 No
Decode / Encode Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

Memory DDR4-2933
64 GB Max. Memory 64 GB
2 Memory channels 2
-- Bandwidth 46.9 GB/s
No ECC Yes
L2 Cache
8.00 MB L3 Cache 16.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 20

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

91 W TDP (PL1) 105 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. 95 °C

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Core i7-6700K or AMD Ryzen 7 2700X as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

14 nm Technology 12 nm
Monolithic Chip design Chiplet
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4a, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, FMA3
LGA 1151 Socket AM4
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V, SVM
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q3/2015 Release date Q2/2018
420 $ Release price 320 $
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Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
1124 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
1071 (95%)
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Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
5640 (57%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.85 GHz
9971 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
421 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
411 (98%)
Show all Cinebench R20 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
2059 (52%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.85 GHz
3951 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core) results



Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
1151 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
1062 (92%)
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
4459 (63%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.85 GHz
7100 (100%)
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CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
464 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.85 GHz
457 (98%)
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core) results



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
2313 (48%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
4799 (100%)
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
442 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
82 (53%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.85 GHz
156 (100%)
Show all Blender 3.1 Benchmark results



Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
8981 (53%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.85 GHz
16970 (100%)
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Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
369.3 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.85 GHz
211.2 (57%)
Show all Blender 2.81 (bmw27) results



V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
4407 (53%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
8340 (100%)
Show all V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark results



Monero Hashrate kH/s

The crypto currency Monero has been using the RandomX algorithm since November 2019. This PoW (proof of work) algorithm can only efficiently be calculated using a processor (CPU) or a graphics card (GPU). The CryptoNight algorithm was used for Monero until November 2019, but it could be calculated using ASICs. RandomX benefits from a high number of CPU cores, cache and a fast connection of the memory via as many memory channels as possible. Tested with XMRig v6.x under the operation system HiveOS.

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Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
6 (100%)
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Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
180 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
177 (98%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
888 (49%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.85 GHz
1817 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
4757 (98%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
4850 (100%)
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
17028 (65%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.85 GHz
26040 (100%)
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
2.19 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
2.1 (96%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
9.92 (53%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.85 GHz
18.72 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
41.4 (100%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL) results



Devices using this processor

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