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Intel Core i7-6700 VS. Intel Core i7-7700
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Intel Core i7-6700 vs. Intel Core i7-7700

October 3, 2019
                         
Bottom line: Which one is better?

In a review of i7-6700 vs i7-7700, the following features are core to proving Intel Core i7-7700 is a better device than i7-6700; 5.88% faster CPU speed, 267MHz higher RAM speed, 128KB bigger L1 cache, 0.2GHz higher turbo clock speed, 0.05 MB/core more L2 cache per core, 1067 higher PassMark result, 4.3GB/s more memory bandwidth and 220 higher PassMark result (single).

GENERAL INFO

GPU clock speed; Intel Core i7-6700 and Intel Core i7-7700 have both 350MHz.

DirectX version; both devices have 12.

Thermal Design power; both Intel Core i7-6700 and Intel Core i7-7700 have 65w.

Supports 64-BIT; both devices supports 64-BIT.

Semiconductor size; both devices have 14nm each.

GPU turbo; both Intel Core i7-6700 and Intel Core i7-7700 have 1150MHz.

Bottom Line general info
Intel Core i7-7700 is a better device.
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PERFORMANCE

CPU speed; Intel Core i7-6700 has 4 × 3.4 GHz while Intel Core i7-7700 has 4 × 3.6GHz.

L2 cache; both have 1MB each.

L3 cache; Intel Core i7-6700 has 8MB as well as Intel Core i7-7700.

CPU threads; both devices have 8 CPU threads.

L1 cache; Intel core i7-6700 has 128KB whereas Intel Core i7-7700 has 256KB.

L2 Core; the two devices have 0.2MB/core.

Bottom Line performance
Intel Core i7-7700 has a better performance as it has a higher CPU speed and L1 Cache.
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MEMORY

RAM speed; Intel Core i7-6700 has 2133MHz while Intel Corei7-7700 has 2400MHz.

Maximum memory bandwidth; Intel Core i7-6700 has 34.1GB/s whereas Intel Core i7-7700 has 38.4GB/s.

Memory channels; the two devices have 2 memory channels.

Maximum memory size; each device has a maximum memory size of 64GB.

Bus transfer rate; each device has a bus transfer of 8GT/s.

Bottom Line memory
Intel Core i7-7700 is better in terms of memory having a higher RAM speed and maximum memory bandwidth.
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KEY FEATURES

Both Intel core i7-6700 and Intel Core i7-7700 have dynamic frequency scaling, AES, supports hardware-assisted virtualization, uses hyperthreading technology and have AVX. Intel Core i7-7700 has tri-gate transistors as an addition key feature.

Bottom Line key features
Intel core i7-7700 has an additional key feature making it a better device than Intel Core i7-6700.
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BENCHMARKS

PassMark result; Intel Core i7-6700 has 9973 while Intel Core i7-7700 has 11040.

PassMark result (single); Intel Core i7-6700 has 2142 whereas Intel Core i7-7700 has 2362.

Bottom Line benchmarks
Intel Core i7-7700 has a better benchmark compared to Intel Core i7-6700.
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Conclusion

Intel Core i7-7700 is a better device compared to Intel Core i7-6700 as it has superior features.

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