Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Intel Core i7-7700K CPU Synthetic Benchmark Sneak Peek

If you are wondering what Intel's new Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake processor's performance will look like when it is launched next month at CES, we have a quick preview for you here today. Just some quick and dirty synthetic benchmark numbers to whet your appetite at 4.5GHz with comparison to the i7-6700K at matched clocks.

Introduction

You guys likely know that synthetic benchmarks are not our favorites when it comes to evaluating and reviewing enthusiast PC hardware. That said, these synthetic benchmarks do certainly have a place in our community. First and foremost these benchmarks are easy to run, take little time, and probably most importantly allow for you to have the ability to make a solid comparison with your own system at home. While we are hoping to have a full review up covering the Intel i7-7700K up later this week, I wanted to give our readers a quick peek at what the new Kaby Lake processor looks like through the synthetic benchmark lens.

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We will be showing you PassMark, 3DMark, and SiSoft Sandra scores today. We are comparing the Intel Core i7-7700K and Core i7-6700K processors, both at 4.5GHz locked clocks, with a 2666MHz DDR4 memory bus. The scores have been taken on motherboard that has yet-to-be released, but has full support for the new Kaby Lake processors as well as updated INF drivers. All we have done in taking these benchmarks is to switch out the CPU.

PassMark CPU Mark

Intel Core i7-7700K

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Intel Core i7-6700K

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We ran this benchmark multiple times and took the best score, however we did not see a big spread in scores at all. The Kaby Lake at 4.5GHz compared to the Skylake at 4.5GHz is only showing an increase of 0.153%.

PassMark Memory Mark

Intel Core i7-7700K

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Intel Core i7-6700K

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Looking at memory scores, we see Kaby Lake with 2666MHz RAM is faster than the Skylake by 1.704% with the exact same memory configuration.