Average Bench: 88.8% (34th of 1121)

more Based on 15,433 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000406F1, , 1FABFBFF000406F1, 0000000000000000, 0F8BFBFF000406F1, BFEBFBFF000306C3, 1F8BFBFF000406F1, 0FABFBFF000406F1, 178BFBFF00600F20 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6800K CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6800K CPU @

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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Poor: 75%Average: 88.8% Great: 103%
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 77%
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Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-6800K averaged just 11.2% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-6800K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 931Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 797Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6800K is 28.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-6800K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 107Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 112Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,433 samples)
Min Avg Max
89.2 SC Int 107 126
93.8 SC Float 117 137
92 SC Mixed 112 131
89.6% 112 Pts
Min Avg Max
329 QC Int 416 492
374 QC Float 456 532
354 QC Mixed 435 508
98.7% 436 Pts
Min Avg Max
680 MC Int 797 924
797 MC Float 931 1,074
742 MC Mixed 868 1,007
129% 865 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 124
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 129
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 489
QC Float 533
QC Mixed 507
115% 509 Pts
MC Int 905
MC Float 1,049
MC Mixed 976
146% 977 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 119
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 446
QC Float 464
QC Mixed 468
104% 460 Pts
MC Int 843
MC Float 976
MC Mixed 912
136% 910 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 101
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 448
QC Float 479
QC Mixed 456
104% 461 Pts
MC Int 844
MC Float 982
MC Mixed 919
137% 915 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 115
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 368
QC Float 410
QC Mixed 398
89% 392 Pts
MC Int 790
MC Float 919
MC Mixed 850
127% 853 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93
SC Float 96.7
SC Mixed 92
75% 93.9 Pts
QC Int 326
QC Float 357
QC Mixed 346
78% 343 Pts
MC Int 554
MC Float 606
MC Mixed 579
87% 580 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $476 @ launch in Jun '16
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Gaming 106%
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Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 81%
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Motherboard: Asus X99-A II - $294

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,324

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-6800K Processor (15M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz)
Code NameBroadwell E
Launch DateQ2'16
Processor Numberi7-6800K
# of Cores6
# of Threads12
Cache15 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed3.4 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.8 GHz
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP140 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsNone

Memory

Max Memory Size128 GB
Memory TypesDDR4 2400/2133
Memory Channels4
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
Max # of PCI Express Lanes28

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Turbo Boost 3.0 TechYes
Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
vPro TechNo
Smart Response TechYes

Package

Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedLGA2011-v3

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

Added 2 years ago.

Good

1 day ago.

I has 6 cores, its overclocked to 4.3 GHz, its fast, i can render very good.


Excellent

3 hrs ago.

Low oc, better off with a 5820k [dodgy site lets me edit another user's comment. i didn't change anything though]


Good

1 month ago.

Best CPU I've ever owned...


Good

2 years ago.


Terrible

10 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

13 months ago.

Check It On Game Debate Its Performance Is better than i7 7700k.


Average

11 months ago.

It's a Multi Core Intel CPU that has been beaten by Ryzen, nothing more to say.


Terrible

12 months ago.

old and weak


Excellent

22 months ago.

Love this processor much more smooth than the 5820k very good overclocker. Running 4.5 at 33C all cores synched.


Excellent

9 months ago.

Does the work with outstanding performance/speed. Say goodbye to downtime.


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