Average Bench: 61.4% (218th of 1197)

Based on 12,119 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000506E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6820HK CPU @ 2.70GHz
Poor: 40%Average: 61.4% Great: 78%
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-6820HK averaged 38.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 95.9Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 183Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6820HK is 37.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-6820HK performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 487Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 483Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,119 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.9 1-Core 95.9 122
114 2-Core 183 234
66% 139 Pts
Min Avg Max
182 4-Core 329 434
273 8-Core 483 610
52.3% 406 Pts
Min Avg Max
269 64-Core 487 611
32.7% 487 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 118
2-Core 222
81% 170 Pts
4-Core 440
8-Core 607
68% 524 Pts
64-Core 603
40% 603 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 121
2-Core 223
82% 172 Pts
4-Core 402
8-Core 614
65% 508 Pts
64-Core 618
42% 618 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 119
2-Core 226
82% 173 Pts
4-Core 390
8-Core 616
64% 503 Pts
64-Core 602
40% 602 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 102
2-Core 201
71% 151 Pts
4-Core 352
8-Core 529
56% 440 Pts
64-Core 532
36% 532 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 91.6
2-Core 159
60% 125 Pts
4-Core 316
8-Core 494
52% 405 Pts
64-Core 488
33% 488 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 87.6
2-Core 162
59% 125 Pts
4-Core 312
8-Core 458
50% 385 Pts
64-Core 461
31% 461 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 80.4
2-Core 164
57% 122 Pts
4-Core 293
8-Core 487
49% 390 Pts
64-Core 505
34% 505 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 78.1
2-Core 148
54% 113 Pts
4-Core 246
8-Core 373
40% 310 Pts
64-Core 370
25% 370 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,815,878 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i7-6820HK Builds (Compare 4,109 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 41%
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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-6820HK Processor (8M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ3'15
Processor Numberi7-6820HK
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$378.00
Clock Speed2.7 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.6 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Max TDP45 W
Product BriefLink

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 530
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.05 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth34.1 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NIYes
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Flex Memory AccessYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
Small Business AdvantageYes
Smart Response TechYes
My WiFi TechYes

Package

Package Size42mm x 28mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography14 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCBGA1440

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

Added n/a ago.

Excellent

7 months ago.

Prices for the i7 6820HK seem to be falling (e.g. much cheaper notebooks) - but it still competes great against i7 7820HK and i7 7920 HK


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