Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake Processor Review


Cinebench R15


MAXON CINEBENCH Release 15 is an advanced hardware testing suite that assesses a computer’s performance capabilities. CINEBENCH is based on the same powerful technology as MAXON’s award-winning animation software CINEMA 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. MAXON software has been used in blockbuster movies such as Iron Man 3, Oblivion, Life of Pi or Prometheus and many more.

The new version of CINEBENCH includes the ability to more accurately test the industrys latest hardware, including systems with up to 64 processor threads, and the testing environment better reflects the expectations of todays production demands. A more streamlined interface makes testing systems and reading results incredibly straightforward. Again, higher Frames/Second and point score equal better performance.

cinebench benchmark

Cinebench R15 was able to put a 100% load across all the cores on all of the processors, which makes this a great benchmark to look at multi-core platforms.


Benchmark Results: When it comes to OpenGL graphics performance the Intel Core i7-5775C Broadwell processor with Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200 dominated the other processors in the OpenGL Benchmark by a mile. The 5775C has 128MB of eDRAM and it really does help the graphics performance. The Intel Core i7-6700K with Intel HD Graphics 530 is no slouch though as we got 54 FPS and that is faster than the AMD A10-7870K Kaveri Refresh processor that just came out this summer. It’s also a big improvement over Haswell that was back in the 36-38 FPS range. For those that are wondering why we don’t have Intel Core i7 2700K results, it is because the Intel HD 3000 graphics on that processor are not supported by the OpenGL benchmark.


Benchmark Results: The sixth generation Intel Core i7-6700K processor scored 931 points when using all of the available cores and had a score of 183 on just one. With the Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake processor overclocked the multi processor test score went up to 1013 and the single processor score jumped up to 199! This put the multi-CPU performance of the 6700K just below the 4960X!