Average Bench: 99.5% (2nd of 956)

Based on 933 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: 84%Average: 99.5% 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 1,147Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,317Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6900K is 29.3%. 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 933 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.5 SC Int 111 129
98.5 SC Float 122 141
91.9 SC Mixed 117 135
93.3% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
385 QC Int 452 515
419 QC Float 497 568
398 QC Mixed 474 544
107% 474 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,005 MC Int 1,147 1,299
1,150 MC Float 1,317 1,492
1,083 MC Mixed 1,240 1,410
184% 1,234 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 119
95% 118 Pts
QC Int 454
QC Float 495
QC Mixed 470
107% 473 Pts
MC Int 1,147
MC Float 1,316
MC Mixed 1,241
185% 1,235 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 111
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 113
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 440
QC Float 486
QC Mixed 463
105% 463 Pts
MC Int 1,112
MC Float 1,280
MC Mixed 1,204
179% 1,198 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 115
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 420
QC Float 433
QC Mixed 461
99% 438 Pts
MC Int 1,086
MC Float 1,188
MC Mixed 1,146
171% 1,140 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 100
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 112
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 422
QC Float 488
QC Mixed 440
102% 450 Pts
MC Int 1,101
MC Float 1,227
MC Mixed 1,159
174% 1,162 Pts
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Typical Core i7-6900K Builds (Compare 1,048 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 120%
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Workstation 121%
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Motherboard: Asus X99-DELUXE II - $417

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 88% - Excellent Total price: $2,286

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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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