IntelBX80671I76950X
IntelBX80671I76900K

10 Cores, 20 Threads @3.0GHz, Broadwell-E.
Release date: Q2 2016.

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8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.2GHz, Broadwell-E.
Release date: Q2 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 8,374 user samples
3,943 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 65% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 0.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 65% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 74th / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
4,431 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 63rd / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
76.8 % 80.4 % +5%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts 115 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+6%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
218 Pts 228 Pts +5%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
440 Pts 459 Pts +4%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
867 Pts +2% 848 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
135 Pts 135 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
268 Pts 268 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
535 Pts 536 Pts +0%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1064 Pts +3% 1037 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,403,968 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.02 % Hugely higher market share.
+100%
Value
Value For Money
46.4 % 60.4 % Much better value.
+30%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
83 % Much more popular.
+43%
58 %
Price
Price (score)
$1,739 $785 Much cheaper.
+55%
Age
Newest
42 Months 42 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts 140 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
10 cores Higher core count.
+25%
8 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
20 threads Higher thread count.
+25%
16 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3 GHz 3.2 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+7%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1716 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+26%
1367 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1420 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+21%
1174 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Broadwell-E Broadwell-E
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA2011-V3 LGA2011-V3
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
Cache
Cache
25 MB 20 MB

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The Core i7-6950X is Intel’s new top of the range prosumer CPU. This flagship model has a whopping ten cores with base and turbo frequencies of 3.0 and 4.0 GHz respectively. The 6950X is based on the 14 nm Broadwell-E architecture. It has a TDP of 140 watts, 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes and no integrated graphics. Because of its ridiculously high MSRP of around $2,000, this CPU only makes sense for very niche use cases which could include top end graphics design or video production workstations. Comparing the 6950X and 6700K shows that for typical desktop use the 6950X only offers a gain of around 20% for a whopping 6 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 6950X. That said, if you want the most powerful desktop processor money can buy, then the 6950X hits the spot. [Jun '16 CPUPro]

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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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