Intel Core i7-6800K: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i7-6800K

Summary

Intel started Core i7-6800K sales on May 2016 at a recommended price of $345. This is Broadwell-E architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 6 cores and 12 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3.80 GHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is a FCLGA2011-3 processor with a TDP of 140 Watt and a maximum temperature of 72 °C. It supports DDR4-2400, DDR4-2133 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 48.93 percent of a leader's which is Intel Core i9-7980XE.

General info

Of Core i7-6800K processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
9.53
 
Type
Desktop
 
Achitecture codename
Broadwell-E
 
Release date
May 2016
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$345
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)
Price now
$419.99
 
of 8684.5 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i7-6800K's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-6800K's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
6
 
Number of threads
12
 
Maximum frequency
3.8 GHz
 
L1 cache
32 KB (per core)
 
of 768
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
of 16384
L3 cache
15360 KB (shared)
 
of 65536
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
of 105
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-6800K compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
of 8
Socket
FCLGA2011-3
 
Power consumption (TDP)
140 Watt
 
of 320 (Xeon Phi 7295)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-6800K. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
-
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Smart Response
+
 
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
+
 

Security technologies

Core i7-6800K technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-6800K are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-6800K.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2400, DDR4-2133
 
Maximum memory size
128 GB
 
Max memory channels
4
 

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i7-6800K.
Integrated graphics
None
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i7-6800K's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
28
 

CPU benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-6800K. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

48.93

Passmark

13592

3DMark Fire Strike Physics Score

14300

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i7-6800K. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
79 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i7-6800K is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Fortnite

Fortnite

2018
Fortnite

Official system requirements

Core i7-6800K performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

Core i7-6800K
minimum Core i3-530
recommended Core i5-650
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

Official system requirements

Core i7-6800K performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

Core i7-6800K
minimum Core i3-4340
Overwatch

Overwatch

2016
Overwatch

Official system requirements

Core i7-6800K performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

Core i7-6800K
minimum Phenom X3 8650
recommended Core i5-650
GTA V

GTA V

2015
GTA V

Official system requirements

Core i7-6800K performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

Core i7-6800K
minimum Core 2 Quad Q6600
recommended Core i5-3470
Rainbow Six Siege

Rainbow Six Siege

2015
Rainbow Six Siege

Official system requirements

Core i7-6800K performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

Core i7-6800K
minimum Core i3-560
recommended Core i5-2500K
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Official system requirements

Core i7-6800K performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

Core i7-6800K
minimum Pentium D 915
recommended Core 2 Duo E6600
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
Dota 2

Official system requirements

Core i7-6800K performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

Core i7-6800K
minimum Pentium D 915
Counter-Strike: GO

Counter-Strike: GO

2012
Counter-Strike: GO

Official system requirements

Core i7-6800K performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

Core i7-6800K
minimum Celeron 450
recommended Pentium 4 630
League of Legends

League of Legends

2009
League of Legends

Official system requirements

Core i7-6800K performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

Core i7-6800K
minimum Celeron 2.20
recommended Celeron D 352
Minecraft

Minecraft

2009
Minecraft

Official system requirements

Core i7-6800K performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

Core i7-6800K
minimum Pentium D 915
recommended Pentium D 915

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i7-6800K performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-6800K from AMD is Ryzen 5 2600, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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