Average Bench: 75.6% (85th of 1206)

more Based on 26,802 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000406F1, , 1FABFBFF000406F1, 0000000000000000, 0F8BFBFF000406F1, BFEBFBFF000306C3, 1F8BFBFF000406F1, 0FABFBFF000406F1, 178BFBFF00600F20 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6800K CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6800K CPU @

The Core i7-6800K is the weakest of four new 14 nm Broadwell-E prosumer CPUs. This model has six cores with base and turbo frequencies of 3.4 and 3.8 GHz, a TDP of 140 watts and 28 PCIe 3.0 lanes. The 6800K closely matches, and supersedes, the very popular Haswell-E 5820K. Because of its MSRP of around $500, this CPU only makes sense for niche use cases which include graphics design, video production or multi GPU gaming. Comparing the 6800K and 6700K shows that for typical desktop use, at stock clocks, the 6800K actually lags the 6700K by around 10%. This is because desktop computing largely depends on single core performance and the Skylake i7-6700K is both clocked higher (Base clock 4.0 GHz vs 3.4 GHz) and has higher IPC due to its one generation lead over the 6800K. If the 6800K proves to be a capable overclocker then it may challenge the 6700K on a range of core-heavy use cases, time will tell. [Jun '16 CPUPro]

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Poor: 63%Average: 75.6% Great: 88%
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-6800K averaged 24.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-6800K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 110Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 219Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6800K is 25.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-6800K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 841Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 673Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,802 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.7 1-Core 110 130
182 2-Core 219 256
77.4% 164 Pts
Min Avg Max
340 4-Core 426 500
537 8-Core 673 794
70.1% 550 Pts
Min Avg Max
714 64-Core 841 981
56.5% 841 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 119
2-Core 225
82% 172 Pts
4-Core 453
8-Core 677
73% 565 Pts
64-Core 848
57% 848 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 107
2-Core 216
76% 162 Pts
4-Core 451
8-Core 746
76% 598 Pts
64-Core 869
58% 869 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 104
2-Core 207
73% 156 Pts
4-Core 438
8-Core 700
72% 569 Pts
64-Core 837
56% 837 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $476 @ launch in Jun '16
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Workstation 64%
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Motherboard: Asus X99-A II - $294

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-6800K Processor (15M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz)
Code NameBroadwell E
Launch DateQ2'16
Processor Numberi7-6800K
# of Cores6
# of Threads12
Cache15 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed3.4 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.8 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 Lanes28

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

 Comments

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent

3 months ago.

— Low oc, better off with a 5820k [dodgy site lets me edit another user's comment. i didn't change anything though] [yeah same dude]


Excellent

12 months ago.

UserRun/12356667 checkout my typical score at 4.3Ghz. 134 single score 536 quad score 1030 multiscore. IT has NOT been beaten by any Ryzen, nothing more to say, and very high perfomance for the price right now


Poor

11 months ago.

Best CPU I've ever owned...


Good

3 years ago.


Average

2 years ago.

It's a Multi Core Intel CPU that has been beaten by Ryzen, nothing more to say.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Check It On Game Debate Its Performance Is better than i7 7700k.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

2 years ago.

old and weak


Excellent

3 years ago.

Love this processor much more smooth than the 5820k very good overclocker. Running 4.5 at 33C all cores synched.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Does the work with outstanding performance/speed. Say goodbye to downtime.


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