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 46.66 percent of a leader's which is Intel Core i9-9980XE.

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
 
of 5 (FX-9590)
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
 
of 7
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
 

Benchmark performance

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

Overall benchmark performance

46.66

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

14300

Passmark

13592

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

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 compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

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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