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Intel Core i7 6700

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Front view of Intel Core i7 6700

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More l3 cache 8 MB vs 3 MB Around 2.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly better PassMark score 10,038 vs 5,478 Around 85% better PassMark score
Better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 10% better turbo clock speed
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Higher Maximum operating temperature 71 °C vs 65 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
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Higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 1.84 pt/$ vs 0.87 pt/$ More than 2x better performance per dollar
Lower typical power consumption 41.44W vs 52.81W More than 20% lower typical power consumption
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.25 GHz vs 3.98 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Lower annual home energy cost 12.29 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 20% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 44.68 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.39 GHz vs 4.18 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 6700 vs i3 6100

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 6700
10,038
Core i3 6100
5,478

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6700  vs
i3 6100 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 51W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 12.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 44.68 $/year
Performance per watt 4.09 pt/W 4.51 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 41.44W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 8,000 MT/s 8,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 6700  vs
i3 6100 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L3 cache 8 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 71°C Unknown - 65°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.98 GHz 4.25 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.18 GHz 4.39 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.98 GHz 4.25 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB 65,536 MB
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