Average Bench: 98.6% (3rd of 952)

Based on 764 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: 85%Average: 98.6% Great: 112%
Gaming
Gaming 99%
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Desktop
Desktop 94%
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Workstation
Workstation 101%
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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-6900K averaged just 1.3% 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 1,134Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,302Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6900K is 27.1%. 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 764 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.5 SC Int 110 128
97.8 SC Float 121 140
90.4 SC Mixed 115 134
92.2% 115 Pts
Min Avg Max
390 QC Int 447 512
425 QC Float 493 561
404 QC Mixed 471 537
107% 470 Pts
Min Avg Max
997 MC Int 1,134 1,294
1,146 MC Float 1,302 1,474
1,076 MC Mixed 1,226 1,389
182% 1,221 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
SC Int 121
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 128
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 473
QC Float 523
QC Mixed 500
113% 499 Pts
MC Int 1226
MC Float 1,412
MC Mixed 1327
198% 1,322 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 101
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 419
QC Float 478
QC Mixed 466
103% 454 Pts
MC Int 1,122
MC Float 1,287
MC Mixed 1,213
180% 1,207 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 114
92% 114 Pts
QC Int 407
QC Float 452
QC Mixed 428
97% 429 Pts
MC Int 1,055
MC Float 1,207
MC Mixed 1,140
170% 1,134 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 106
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 398
QC Float 447
QC Mixed 421
96% 422 Pts
MC Int 926
MC Float 1,119
MC Mixed 1,063
155% 1036 Pts
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Typical Core i7-6900K Builds (Compare 912 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Motherboard: Asus X99-DELUXE II - $395

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $2,287

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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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