Average Bench: 99.3% (4th of 961)

Based on 1,199 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: 99.3% Great: 113%
Gaming
Gaming 99%
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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 0.7% 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 1,143Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,313Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6900K is 29.4%. 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 1,199 samples)
Min Avg Max
89.7 SC Int 111 129
99.6 SC Float 123 141
93.6 SC Mixed 117 135
93.7% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
369 QC Int 450 515
411 QC Float 496 566
390 QC Mixed 472 540
107% 472 Pts
Min Avg Max
985 MC Int 1,143 1,298
1,132 MC Float 1,313 1,488
1,065 MC Mixed 1,237 1,410
184% 1,231 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 2.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 130
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 132
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 519
QC Float 567
QC Mixed 545
123% 544 Pts
MC Int 1,304
MC Float 1,507
MC Mixed 1,419
211% 1,410 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 126
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 131
105% 132 Pts
QC Int 504
QC Float 552
QC Mixed 525
119% 527 Pts
MC Int 1262
MC Float 1,455
MC Mixed 1,361
203% 1,359 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 117
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 454
QC Float 500
QC Mixed 475
108% 477 Pts
MC Int 1150
MC Float 1,317
MC Mixed 1,239
185% 1,235 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz
SC Int 110
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 116
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 446
QC Float 485
QC Mixed 465
105% 465 Pts
MC Int 1,121
MC Float 1,283
MC Mixed 1,204
180% 1,202 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,134,475 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i7-6900K Builds (Compare 1,279 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Motherboard: Asus X99-DELUXE II - $375

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $2,055

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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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