Average Bench: 90% (34th of 1100)

more Based on 14,612 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: 104%
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship

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 942Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 813Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6800K is 28%. 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 106Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 112Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,612 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.6 SC Int 106 125
99.2 SC Float 118 137
94.8 SC Mixed 112 131
89.7% 112 Pts
Min Avg Max
338 QC Int 421 493
385 QC Float 467 547
359 QC Mixed 443 521
100% 443 Pts
Min Avg Max
701 MC Int 813 942
813 MC Float 942 1,088
773 MC Mixed 884 1,024
131% 880 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 111
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 116
93% 117 Pts
QC Int 437
QC Float 496
QC Mixed 470
106% 468 Pts
MC Int 854
MC Float 979
MC Mixed 921
137% 918 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 106
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 421
QC Float 487
QC Mixed 465
104% 458 Pts
MC Int 835
MC Float 970
MC Mixed 903
135% 903 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 107
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 117
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 417
QC Float 458
QC Mixed 436
99% 437 Pts
MC Int 783
MC Float 903
MC Mixed 855
127% 847 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 106
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 111
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 418
QC Float 458
QC Mixed 437
99% 438 Pts
MC Int 791
MC Float 911
MC Mixed 844
127% 849 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz
SC Int 66.4
SC Float 85.7
SC Mixed 101
68% 84.4 Pts
QC Int 422
QC Float 426
QC Mixed 403
95% 417 Pts
MC Int 846
MC Float 969
MC Mixed 907
136% 907 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $476 @ launch in Jun '16
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Gaming 106%
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Desktop 82%
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Workstation 79%
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Motherboard: Asus X99-A II - $257

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Excellent Total price: $1,292

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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 23 months ago.

Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Good

23 months ago.


Terrible

7 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Terrible

8 months ago.

old and weak


Excellent

18 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 months ago.

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


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