IntelBX80671I76900K
AMDYD180XBCAEWOF

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads
@3.6GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 5,015 user samples
1,264 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 8th / 966
Gaming
Gaming 99%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 101%
UFO
3,751 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 966
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 101%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
99 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
91.3 % -8%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts +4% 112 Pts -4%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
471 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+14%
414 Pts -14%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1228 Pts -2% 1253 Pts +2%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
135 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+12%
120 Pts -12%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
540 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+13%
476 Pts -13%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1410 Pts +4% 1358 Pts -4%
Market Share
Based on 4,380,449 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % -733% 0.5 % Hugely higher market share.
+733%
Value
Value For Money
66.3 % -22% 81.1 % Better value.
+22%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % -88% 98 % Hugely more popular.
+88%
Price
Price (score)
$849 -53% $400 Much cheaper.
+53%
Age
Newest
13 Months -69% 4 Months Much more recent.
+69%
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 -12% 3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+12%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 0% 4 GHz 0%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
129 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+10%
117 Pts -10%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
142 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+15%
124 Pts -15%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
516 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+12%
462 Pts -12%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
568 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+15%
492 Pts -15%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1298 Pts -3% 1338 Pts +3%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1488 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+9%
1359 Pts -9%
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 Ryzen 7 1800X is AMD's flagship Ryzen CPU. Clocked at 3.6 GHz with a turbo frequency of 4.0 GHz (stock) this chip offers a staggering level of multi-core performance. Comparing the 1800X with the Intel i7-6850K shows that the 1800X delivers 25% more multi-core throughput than its more expensive counterpart. Historically AMD's CPU architecture has had a much lower IPC than Intel's and consequently Intel have dominated the CPU market since 2009. Comparing IPC between Intel's Kaby Lake and Ryzen shows a maximum gap of just 9%. A very welcome shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as the remaining Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 models are rolled out. For now the 1800X offers workstation users similar processing power to a $1,000 i7-6900K at half the price. [Mar '17 CPUPro]

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