Average Bench: 91.2% (11th of 961)

Based on 8,423 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: 80%Average: 91.2% 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 8.8% 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 826Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 951Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6800K is 25.3%. 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 8,423 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.5 SC Int 108 126
102 SC Float 119 139
97.9 SC Mixed 113 131
90.7% 113 Pts
Min Avg Max
359 QC Int 430 502
402 QC Float 473 549
380 QC Mixed 449 524
102% 451 Pts
Min Avg Max
724 MC Int 826 953
838 MC Float 951 1,095
796 MC Mixed 896 1,031
133% 891 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 116
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 121
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 466
QC Float 511
QC Mixed 496
111% 491 Pts
MC Int 888
MC Float 1,018
MC Mixed 955
142% 953 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 107
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 112
92% 114 Pts
QC Int 421
QC Float 457
QC Mixed 433
99% 437 Pts
MC Int 813
MC Float 925
MC Mixed 887
131% 875 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 354
QC Float 430
QC Mixed 418
91% 401 Pts
MC Int 750
MC Float 880
MC Mixed 834
123% 821 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
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 395
QC Float 433
QC Mixed 398
93% 409 Pts
MC Int 729
MC Float 842
MC Mixed 805
118% 792 Pts
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Typical Core i7-6800K Builds (Compare 1,653 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 81%
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Motherboard: Asus X99-A II - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $1,219

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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 12 months ago.

Good

2 hrs ago.

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


Poor

4 hrs ago.

Perfect for Video editing and also good for gaming


Good

12 months ago.


Good

4 days ago.

rthwrthrth


Excellent

8 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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