Average Bench: 90.9% (9th of 959)

Based on 6,459 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: 90.9% Great: 105%
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-6800K averaged just 9.1% 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 828Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 950Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6800K is 26.2%. 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 108Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 113Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,459 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.1 SC Int 108 126
100 SC Float 119 138
95.4 SC Mixed 113 131
90.7% 113 Pts
Min Avg Max
361 QC Int 428 497
398 QC Float 471 547
374 QC Mixed 447 519
102% 449 Pts
Min Avg Max
727 MC Int 828 948
832 MC Float 950 1,089
788 MC Mixed 896 1,025
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 4.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 119
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 126
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 473
QC Float 507
QC Mixed 468
109% 483 Pts
MC Int 857
MC Float 981
MC Mixed 899
136% 912 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.4
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 108
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 403
QC Float 474
QC Mixed 463
101% 447 Pts
MC Int 869
MC Float 994
MC Mixed 937
140% 933 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 108
87% 108 Pts
QC Int 408
QC Float 454
QC Mixed 437
98% 433 Pts
MC Int 785
MC Float 903
MC Mixed 850
126% 846 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 70.9
SC Float 80.5
SC Mixed 76.1
61% 75.8 Pts
QC Int 281
QC Float 324
QC Mixed 297
68% 301 Pts
MC Int 781
MC Float 918
MC Mixed 832
126% 844 Pts
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Gaming 107%
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Desktop 84%
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Workstation 81%
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Motherboard: Asus X99-A II - $240

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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 11 months ago.

Good

4 hrs ago.

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


Good

17 hrs ago.

Perfect for Video editing and also good for gaming


Good

11 months ago.


Good

1 month ago.

rthwrthrth


Excellent

7 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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