Average Bench: 91% (14th of 967)

Based on 9,759 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000406F1 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6800K CPU @ 3.40GHz

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: 79%Average: 91% Great: 106%
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-6800K averaged just 9.0% 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 Integer Speed 822Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 944Pts

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 108Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 113Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,759 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.6 SC Int 108 126
103 SC Float 119 140
97.9 SC Mixed 113 132
90.8% 114 Pts
Min Avg Max
365 QC Int 428 502
399 QC Float 472 549
377 QC Mixed 448 525
102% 449 Pts
Min Avg Max
724 MC Int 822 951
813 MC Float 944 1,092
766 MC Mixed 891 1,028
132% 886 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 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 119
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 444
QC Float 491
QC Mixed 468
106% 468 Pts
MC Int 861
MC Float 986
MC Mixed 928
138% 925 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.9
SC Float 96.1
SC Mixed 99.4
78% 98.1 Pts
QC Int 416
QC Float 449
QC Mixed 428
98% 431 Pts
MC Int 820
MC Float 938
MC Mixed 885
132% 881 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 109
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 411
QC Float 444
QC Mixed 417
96% 424 Pts
MC Int 773
MC Float 854
MC Mixed 803
121% 810 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 107
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 111
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 346
QC Float 378
QC Mixed 378
83% 367 Pts
MC Int 688
MC Float 818
MC Mixed 752
112% 752 Pts
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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 14 months ago.

Excellent

19 days ago.

Perfect for Video editing and also good for gaming


Good

1 month ago.

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


Good

14 months ago.


Good

1 month ago.

rthwrthrth


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


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