Average Bench: 90% (35th of 1110)

more Based on 15,760 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: 77%Average: 90% Great: 104%
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
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Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-6800K averaged just 10.0% 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 937Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 807Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6800K is 27%. 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 113Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,760 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.3 SC Int 107 123
102 SC Float 119 136
95.9 SC Mixed 113 130
90.2% 113 Pts
Min Avg Max
344 QC Int 420 490
382 QC Float 465 540
363 QC Mixed 442 513
100% 442 Pts
Min Avg Max
695 MC Int 807 930
815 MC Float 937 1,070
773 MC Mixed 878 1004
131% 874 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 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.1
SC Float 91.2
SC Mixed 88.4
70% 87.9 Pts
QC Int 397
QC Float 446
QC Mixed 435
96% 426 Pts
MC Int 802
MC Float 938
MC Mixed 857
129% 866 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 105
84% 106 Pts
QC Int 382
QC Float 425
QC Mixed 391
90% 400 Pts
MC Int 750
MC Float 872
MC Mixed 802
121% 808 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $476 @ launch in Jun '16
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Motherboard: Asus X99-A II - $294

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,288

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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.

Excellent

12 days ago.

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


Terrible

22 days ago.

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


Good

2 years ago.


Terrible

8 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

11 months ago.

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


Average

9 months ago.

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


Terrible

10 months ago.

old and weak


Excellent

20 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


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