Intel Core i7 6700K Skylake Linux Benchmarks On Fedora 22, Debian & Ubuntu

Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 3 October 2015 at 10:42 AM EDT. 6 Comments
Since August I've been delivering various Linux benchmarks of the Core i5 6600K "Skylake" processor, but unfortunately don't have access yet to a i7-6700K Linux box. Fortunately, thanks to the open-source Phoronix Test Suite benchmarking software and the collaborative cloud component, there are already numerous result files.

The Core i5 6600K testing continues going great on Linux but unfortunately haven't received a i7-6700K review sample yet from Intel Corp due to their current limited supplies of these brand new Skylake processors. Fortunately, many in the community that have already been building out new Skylake systems have been running some Phoronix Test Suite benchmarks and sharing them via

The i7-6700K is quad-core plus Hyper Threading and has a 4GHz base frequency with 4.2GHz turbo frequency. This 91 Watt TDP processor has HD Graphics 530 similar to the tested i5-6600K.

For those curious about the Core i7 6700K Linux performance, here are some of the public result files:

1510024-BE-ERICGRIFF28 - Our summer intern Eric Griffith recently built a Core i7 6700K Skylake system and he carried out some tests from Fedora 22 using both the Linux 4.0 and 4.1 kernels. There's a wide-range of tests there with Xonotic, Tesseract, GpuTest for the HD Graphics and then many CPU tests. Big result file!

1510025-BE-I76700KDE00 - Someone else ran a number of Core i7 6700K benchmarks atop Debian 8.2. In that result file are a wide-assortment of processor tests.

1508237-KH-FAIRGLOW469 - Another individual ran some benchmarks of his new Skylake machine that's running Ubuntu 15.04.

1509172-BE-JONAS342615 - Just a few other Intel 6700K tests here, this time on Linux Mint 17.2.

Those are just some of the recent Intel Core i7 6700K Linux benchmarks found on Once I have my hands on a i7-6700K I'll run a full Linux comparison against other Intel/AMD CPU/APUs like I did with all of the i5-6600K tests thus far. If there's enough new tips or premium members I'll just buy a 6700K rather than waiting for Intel's PR department to get more samples to save on waiting since they're giving preference to Windows sites at the moment.

As usual, if you want to run any comparison tests against these i7-6700K results from the community on your Linux system(s), simply install the Phoronix Test Suite and then run phoronix-test-suite benchmark the-OpenBenchmarking-ID. Support is available from the forums. If you find yourself shopping for a i7-6700K, you can find them in stock at for $350 USD. Using our link when making your online purchases also goes on to support our site.
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