IntelBX80671I76900K
AMDYD170XBCAEWOF

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.2GHz, Broadwell-E.
Release date: Q2 2016.

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 36,483 user samples
2,583 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 114% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 114%
SPEED RANK: 17th / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 99%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 100%
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33,900 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.75 GHz
Poor: 78% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 33rd / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 89%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 95%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98.6 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+11%
89 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
116 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
106 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
470 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+14%
414 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1215 Pts +3% 1179 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+17%
117 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
548 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+18%
463 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1419 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+7%
1325 Pts
Market Share
Based on 10,354,448 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 0.55 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,650%
Value
Value For Money
61 % 98.1 % Much better value.
+61%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 107 % Hugely more popular.
+95%
Price
Price (score)
$1,050 $225 Much cheaper.
+79%
Age
Newest
26 Months 17 Months Much more recent.
+35%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts 95 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores 8 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads 16 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+5%
3.8 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
130 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+16%
112 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
143 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+17%
122 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
519 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+17%
444 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
572 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+18%
485 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1306 Pts +2% 1278 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1512 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+14%
1332 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Broadwell-E Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA2011-V3 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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The Core i7-6900K is one of four new Broadwell-E prosumer CPUs. This model has eight cores with base and turbo frequencies of 3.2 and 4.0 GHz respectively. The 6900K is based on a 14 nm architecture, it has a TDP of 140 watts, 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes and no integrated graphics. Because of its MSRP of $1,100, the 6900K only makes sense for very niche use cases which include top end graphics design and video production. Comparing the 6900K and 6700K shows that for typical desktop use the 6900K only offers a gain of around 12% for a whopping three fold price increase. This is because desktop computing largely depends on single core performance and the Skylake i7-6700K is both clocked higher and has higher IPC due to its one generation lead over the 6900K. That said, as a workstation CPU the 6900K is bested only by the $2,000 flagship ten core 6950X. (6900K vs 6950X[Jun '16 CPUPro]

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The AMD Ryzen 7 1700X isn't due for release until next week but two of our users has already submitted benchmarks. Comparing the quad and single core scores from our samples shows a relative 4.3% boost on the single core score so it’s possible that turbo wasn’t fully engaged (12% turbo boost expected). These preliminary results are seriously impressive as they put Zen’s IPC between 0% and 9% below Intel’s Kaby Lake. Even in the worst case scenario these results are still impressive. Comparing Intel’s $1,000 6900K and the 1700X shows that AMD delivers comparable performance for half the price! A shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as Zen rolls out. If Ryzen CPUs can overclock to 4.6+ GHz they will likely dominate the entire market putting a very welcome end to the monotonous tick-tock of recent years. [Feb '17 CPUPro]

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