Average Bench: 112% - 1st / 945

Based on 654 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000406F1 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6900K CPU @ 3.20GHz

The Core i7-6900K is one of four new Broadwell-E prosumer CPUs. This model has eight cores with base and turbo frequencies of 3.2 and 4.0 GHz respectively. The 6900K is based on a 14 nm architecture, it has a TDP of 140 watts, 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes and no integrated graphics. Because of its MSRP of $1,100, the 6900K only makes sense for very niche use cases which include top end graphics design and video production. Comparing the 6900K and 6700K shows that for typical desktop use the 6900K only offers a gain of around 12% for a whopping three fold price increase. This is because desktop computing largely depends on single core performance and the Skylake i7-6700K is both clocked higher and has higher IPC due to its one generation lead over the 6900K. That said, as a workstation CPU the 6900K is bested only by the $2,000 flagship ten core 6950X. (6900K vs 6950X[Jun '16 CPUPro]

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Poor: 96%Average: 112% Great: 127%
Gaming
Gaming 112%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 107%
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Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i7-6900K averaged 11.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-6900K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Multi Core Integer Speed 1,130Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,304Pts
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Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6900K is 31%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-6900K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 110Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 115Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 654 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.2 SC Int 110 128
98.2 SC Float 121 142
91.1 SC Mixed 115 134
92.4% 115 Pts
Min Avg Max
386 QC Int 447 513
424 QC Float 494 566
402 QC Mixed 471 539
107% 471 Pts
Min Avg Max
973 MC Int 1,130 1,298
1,123 MC Float 1,304 1,493
1,062 MC Mixed 1,228 1,412
182% 1,220 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 122
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 128
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 488
QC Float 536
QC Mixed 499
115% 508 Pts
MC Int 1,234
MC Float 1,418
MC Mixed 1,335
199% 1,329 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 115
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 121
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 465
QC Float 509
QC Mixed 483
110% 486 Pts
MC Int 1,152
MC Float 1334
MC Mixed 1252
186% 1,246 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 109
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 414
QC Float 454
QC Mixed 435
98% 434 Pts
MC Int 1,038
MC Float 1189
MC Mixed 1,120
167% 1,115 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84.4
SC Float 93.7
SC Mixed 80.4
69% 86.2 Pts
QC Int 394
QC Float 473
QC Mixed 453
100% 440 Pts
MC Int 1119
MC Float 1,296
MC Mixed 1,213
181% 1,209 Pts

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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 2,896,108 CPUs tested.

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Motherboard: Asus X99-DELUXE II - $400

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $2,339

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-6900K Processor (20M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz)
Code NameBroadwell E
Launch DateQ2'16
Processor Numberi7-6900K
# of Cores8
# of Threads16
Cache20 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed3.2 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4 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 Lanes40

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

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Excellent

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Paired with a 980 Ti for video editing and gaming, best experience ever. Slightly disappointed that they kept 2011-V3 though


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