Intel Core i7-6800K Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i7-6800K has 6 cores with 12 threads and is based on the 6. gen of the Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition series. The processor uses a mainboard with the LGA 2011-3 socket and was released in Q2/2016.
Intel Core i7-6800K

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Core i7-6800K. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Intel Core i7-6800K.

Name: Intel Core i7-6800K
Family: Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition
CPU group: Intel Core i 6000
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 6
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i7-6800K can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

CPU Cores / Threads: 6 / 12
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 6x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 3.40 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.60 GHz
Turbo Frequency (6 Cores): --

Memory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

Memory type: DDR4-2133
DDR4-2400
Max. Memory: 128 GB
Memory channels: 4
Bandwidth: --
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 28
AES-NI: Yes

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

TDP (PL1): 140 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 100 °C

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Core i7-6800K as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 2011-3
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 15.00 MB
Architecture: Skylake S
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
Release date: Q2/2016
Release price: 628 $
Part Number: --
Documents: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i7-6800K have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-4790T Intel Core i7-4790T
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
955
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 AMD Ryzen 7 1700
8C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
954
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 1700 AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 1700
8C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
954
Intel Core i7-6800K Intel Core i7-6800K
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
949
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200G AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200G
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
942
AMD Ryzen 3 2200G AMD Ryzen 3 2200G
4C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
942
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
942
Show all Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i5-10500H Intel Core i5-10500H
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
6813
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
6784
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
6754
Intel Core i7-6800K Intel Core i7-6800K
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
6645
Intel Core i7-11375H Intel Core i7-11375H
4C 8T @ 4.60 GHz
6620
Intel Core i7-4930K Intel Core i7-4930K
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
6569
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650U
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
6537
Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core i7-10850H Intel Core i7-10850H
6C 12T @ 2.70 GHz
3225
Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2660 v2
10C 20T @ 2.20 GHz
3204
Intel Core i7-9700T Intel Core i7-9700T
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
3200
Intel Core i7-6800K Intel Core i7-6800K
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
3194
Intel Core i7-10750H Intel Core i7-10750H
6C 12T @ 2.60 GHz
3154
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 AMD Ryzen 5 1600
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
3148
Intel Xeon W-2133 Intel Xeon W-2133
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
3146
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core) results



V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
4935
Apple M1 (7-GPU) Apple M1 (7-GPU)
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
4935
Intel Core i7-7700K Intel Core i7-7700K
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
4873
Intel Core i7-6800K Intel Core i7-6800K
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
4855
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
6C 12T @ 2.10 GHz
4848
Intel Core i7-11370H Intel Core i7-11370H
4C 8T @ 3.30 GHz
4817
Intel Core i5-10400T Intel Core i5-10400T
6C 12T @ 2.00 GHz
4815
Show all V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark results



Leaderboards

In our leaderboards, we have clearly compiled the best processors for specific categories for you. The leaderboards are always up to date and are regularly updated by us. The best processors are selected according to popularity and speed in benchmarks as well as the price-performance ratio.


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