Average Bench: 82.9% (118th of 1307)

more Based on 37,354 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]

Poor: 73%Average: 82.9% Great: 93%
Gaming
Gaming 83%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 73%
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Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-6800K averaged just 17.0% 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. Memory Latency 87.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 109Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6800K is just 19.8%. 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 842Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 675Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 37,354 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.1 Memory 87.8 95.7
88.5 1-Core 109 127
183 2-Core 216 250
80.3% 138 Pts
Min Avg Max
344 4-Core 420 501
563 8-Core 675 799
69.6% 547 Pts
Min Avg Max
714 64-Core 842 978
56.5% 842 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.7
1-Core 131
2-Core 246
90% 156 Pts
4-Core 480
8-Core 720
77% 600 Pts
64-Core 859
58% 859 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.2
1-Core 118
2-Core 245
86% 151 Pts
4-Core 485
8-Core 780
80% 632 Pts
64-Core 948
64% 948 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.4
1-Core 107
2-Core 218
82% 140 Pts
4-Core 448
8-Core 689
73% 569 Pts
64-Core 856
57% 856 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $476 @ launch in Jun '16
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Desktop 85%
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Workstation 79%
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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 4 years ago.

Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

1 month ago.

idk had it for years now and kills


Good

4 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]


Poor

1 month ago.

Bought for $470 CAD in 2016. Best value to performance of 6-core CPUs at the time, even if it wasn't the best overall.


Poor

2 months ago.

Best CPU I've ever owned...


Terrible

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

3 months ago.

Consumes a lot, rare socket, for "only" good performances. For a quite high price.


Good

4 years ago.


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

3 years ago.

old and weak


Excellent

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

3 years ago.

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


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