Average Bench: 90% (26th of 980)

more Based on 11,142 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: 76%Average: 90% Great: 105%
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-6800K averaged just 9.9% 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 815Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 943Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6800K is 29.2%. 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 11,142 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.4 SC Int 107 126
97.4 SC Float 118 137
91.9 SC Mixed 112 132
89.7% 112 Pts
Min Avg Max
343 QC Int 421 499
386 QC Float 465 549
368 QC Mixed 443 523
100% 443 Pts
Min Avg Max
683 MC Int 815 944
799 MC Float 943 1,085
752 MC Mixed 885 1,021
132% 881 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 120
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 123
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 456
QC Float 507
QC Mixed 469
108% 478 Pts
MC Int 868
MC Float 990
MC Mixed 934
139% 931 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 118
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 124
100% 124 Pts
QC Int 411
QC Float 458
QC Mixed 425
98% 431 Pts
MC Int 858
MC Float 996
MC Mixed 922
138% 926 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 107
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 111
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 436
QC Float 476
QC Mixed 450
103% 454 Pts
MC Int 812
MC Float 938
MC Mixed 880
131% 877 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.4
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 99.2
80% 99.5 Pts
QC Int 376
QC Float 428
QC Mixed 397
91% 400 Pts
MC Int 711
MC Float 850
MC Mixed 778
116% 780 Pts
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Desktop 109%
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Workstation 96%
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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 16 months ago.

Good

29 days ago.

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


Excellent

14 days ago.

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


Good

16 months ago.


Good

4 months ago.

rthwrthrth


Terrible

28 days ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

11 days ago.

asdf


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Average

2 months ago.

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


Terrible

2 months ago.

old and weak


Excellent

12 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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