Average Bench: 91.4% (8th of 953)

Based on 5,422 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: 77%Average: 91.4% Great: 104%
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-6800K averaged just 8.6% 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 834Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 957Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6800K is 27.4%. 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 5,422 samples)
Min Avg Max
90.6 SC Int 108 126
100 SC Float 119 137
94.8 SC Mixed 113 131
90.6% 113 Pts
Min Avg Max
363 QC Int 431 502
396 QC Float 474 546
374 QC Mixed 451 520
102% 452 Pts
Min Avg Max
732 MC Int 834 949
857 MC Float 957 1,089
805 MC Mixed 902 1,027
134% 898 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 122
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 127
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 485
QC Float 521
QC Mixed 501
114% 502 Pts
MC Int 900
MC Float 1,049
MC Mixed 986
146% 979 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 112
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 417
QC Float 476
QC Mixed 441
101% 445 Pts
MC Int 795
MC Float 930
MC Mixed 880
130% 868 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.9
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 103
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 431
QC Float 476
QC Mixed 441
102% 449 Pts
MC Int 819
MC Float 928
MC Mixed 891
132% 879 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 85.3
SC Float 96.4
SC Mixed 91.1
73% 90.9 Pts
QC Int 335
QC Float 379
QC Mixed 356
81% 357 Pts
MC Int 906
MC Float 1,038
MC Mixed 979
146% 974 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89.4
SC Float 96.7
SC Mixed 91.2
74% 92.4 Pts
QC Int 320
QC Float 364
QC Mixed 341
77% 342 Pts
MC Int 679
MC Float 777
MC Mixed 731
109% 729 Pts
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Desktop 84%
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Workstation 81%
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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 10 months ago.

Poor

1 day ago.

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


Good

22 hrs ago.

Perfect for Video editing and also good for gaming


Good

10 months ago.


Good

12 days ago.

rthwrthrth


Excellent

5 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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