IntelBX80671I76800K
IntelBX80648I75820K

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.4GHz, Broadwell-E.
Release date: Q2 2016.

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.3GHz, Haswell-E.
Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 56,393 user samples
16,498 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 37th / 1128
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
39,895 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 104% Base clock 3.3 GHz
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 104%
SPEED RANK: 48th / 1128
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87.9 % +4% 84.3 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
110 Pts +4% 106 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
432 Pts +5% 412 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
857 Pts +1% 845 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
130 Pts 130 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
514 Pts 516 Pts +0%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
997 Pts 1031 Pts +3%
Market Share
Based on 10,992,177 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.17 % 0.4 % Hugely higher market share.
+135%
Value
Value For Money
75.9 % 75.9 % +0%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % 66 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$431 $386 Slightly cheaper.
+10%
Age
Newest
27 Months Much more recent.
+45%
49 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts 140 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
22 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz +3% 3.3 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+6%
3.6 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
125 Pts 131 Pts +5%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
136 Pts +5% 130 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
493 Pts 521 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+6%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
536 Pts +4% 516 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
918 Pts 979 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+7%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1071 Pts +2% 1050 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Broadwell-E Haswell-E
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA2011-V3 LGA2011-V3
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'16 Q3'14
Cache
Cache
15 MB 15 MB SmartCache
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
N/A $389.00 - $396.00
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
128 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4 2400/2133 DDR4 1333/1600/2133

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The Core i7-6800K is the weakest of four new 14 nm Broadwell-E prosumer CPUs. This model has six cores with base and turbo frequencies of 3.4 and 3.8 GHz, a TDP of 140 watts and 28 PCIe 3.0 lanes. The 6800K closely matches, and supersedes, the very popular Haswell-E 5820K. Because of its MSRP of around $500, this CPU only makes sense for niche use cases which include graphics design, video production or multi GPU gaming. Comparing the 6800K and 6700K shows that for typical desktop use, at stock clocks, the 6800K actually lags the 6700K by around 10%. This is because desktop computing largely depends on single core performance and the Skylake i7-6700K is both clocked higher (Base clock 4.0 GHz vs 3.4 GHz) and has higher IPC due to its one generation lead over the 6800K. If the 6800K proves to be a capable overclocker then it may challenge the 6700K on a range of core-heavy use cases, time will tell. [Jun '16 CPUPro]

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The Intel Core i7-5820K is the cheapest of three (5820K,5930K,5960X) new Haswell-E prosumer/enthusiast processors. The 5820K sports six physical cores and twelve threads which allow for enormous processing throughput. Unfortunately Intel have somewhat handicapped the 5820K by setting its base clock at just 3.3 GHz, 0.7GHz lower than the class leading 4790K. Comparing the 4790K and 5820K shows that the cheaper i7-4790K is significantly faster at both single and dual threaded workloads. The additional two cores found in the 5820K are not relevant to general computing and as such the 5820K probably makes a better server rather than consumer proposition. The Haswell-E X99 architecture also requires DDR4 RAM which is currently far more expensive than DDR3. Overall the 5820K is a very expensive option and probably best avoided by the vast majority of consumers.  [Sep '14 CPUPro]

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