IntelBX80671I76900K
AMDYD170XBCAEWOF

8 Cores, 16 Threads
@3.2GHz Broadwell-E (2016)

8 Cores, 16 Threads
@3.4GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 16,124 user samples
1,979 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 115% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 115%
SPEED RANK: 15th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 100%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 101%
UFO
14,145 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 29th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
99.6 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+12%
88.7 % -12%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
107 Pts -9%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
476 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+17%
408 Pts -17%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1227 Pts +3% 1190 Pts -3%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+18%
116 Pts -18%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
548 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+18%
464 Pts -18%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1421 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+7%
1324 Pts -7%
Market Share
Based on 5,970,135 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.05 % -1,200% 0.65 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,200%
Value
Value For Money
62.5 % -44% 90.1 % Much better value.
+44%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % -88% 98 % Hugely more popular.
+88%
Price
Price (score)
$1,009 -72% $280 Much cheaper.
+72%
Age
Newest
17 Months -53% 8 Months Much more recent.
+53%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts -32% 95 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores 0% 8 cores 0%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads 0% 16 threads 0%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 0% 14 nm 0%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz -6% 3.4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+5%
3.8 GHz -5%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
130 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+16%
112 Pts -16%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
144 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+19%
121 Pts -19%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
522 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+17%
446 Pts -17%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
575 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+20%
481 Pts -20%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1312 Pts +2% 1283 Pts -2%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1514 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+14%
1330 Pts -14%
Series
CPU Architecture
Broadwell-E (2016) Zen (2017)
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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