Average Bench: 99.6% (4th of 959)

Based on 1,109 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: 83%Average: 99.6% Great: 113%
Gaming
Gaming 100%
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Desktop
Desktop 95%
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Workstation
Workstation 102%
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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-6900K averaged just 0.4% lower 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 1,149Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,319Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6900K is 30%. 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 111Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 117Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,109 samples)
Min Avg Max
89.9 SC Int 111 130
98.5 SC Float 122 142
93.5 SC Mixed 117 136
93.5% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
370 QC Int 450 515
412 QC Float 498 573
391 QC Mixed 473 545
107% 474 Pts
Min Avg Max
992 MC Int 1,149 1,299
1,136 MC Float 1,319 1494
1,072 MC Mixed 1,243 1,417
185% 1,237 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 4.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 135
SC Float 148
SC Mixed 141
113% 141 Pts
QC Int 533
QC Float 584
QC Mixed 546
126% 555 Pts
MC Int 1,328
MC Float 1,397
MC Mixed 1,374
205% 1,366 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.7
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 107
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 478
QC Float 526
QC Mixed 509
114% 504 Pts
MC Int 1,221
MC Float 1,410
MC Mixed 1,331
197% 1,321 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 107
87% 108 Pts
QC Int 438
QC Float 527
QC Mixed 508
111% 491 Pts
MC Int 1,226
MC Float 1,395
MC Mixed 1,331
197% 1,317 Pts
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Typical Core i7-6900K Builds (Compare 1,150 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 115%
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Desktop 118%
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Workstation 120%
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Motherboard: Asus X99-DELUXE II - $395

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 89% - Excellent Total price: $2,225

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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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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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