Intel Core i7-6900K - Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i7-6900K has 8 cores with 16 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 i7-6900K
CPU lineageCPU lineage
Name: Intel Core i7-6900K
Family: Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition
CPU group: Intel Core i 6000
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 6
Predecessor: --
Successor: --
CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency
CPU Cores / Threads: 8 / 16
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 8x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 3.20 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.70 GHz
Turbo Frequency (8 Cores): --
Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe
Memory type: DDR4-2400
Max. Memory:
Memory channels: 4
Bandwidth: --
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 40
AES-NI: Yes
Thermal ManagementThermal Management
TDP (PL1): 140 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --
Technical detailsTechnical details
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 20.00 MB
Architecture: Skylake S
Technology: 14 nm
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Socket: LGA 2011-3
Release date: Q2/2016
Part Number: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
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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 i9-9880H Intel Core i9-9880H
8C 16T @ 2.30 GHz
1162
Intel Core i5-10500H Intel Core i5-10500H
6C 12T @ 2.50 GHz
1161
Intel Core i7-1065G7 Intel Core i7-1065G7
4C 8T @ 1.30 GHz
1153
Intel Core i7-6900K Intel Core i7-6900K
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
1151
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6C 6T @ 2.30 GHz
1151
Intel Core i7-10810U Intel Core i7-10810U
6C 12T @ 1.10 GHz
1147
Intel Core i5-10300H Intel Core i5-10300H
4C 8T @ 2.50 GHz
1147
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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 i7-11800H Intel Core i7-11800H
8C 16T @ 2.30 GHz
12180
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5875U AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5875U
8C 16T @ 2.00 GHz
11530
Intel Xeon W-2150B Intel Xeon W-2150B
10C 20T @ 3.00 GHz
11463
Intel Core i7-6900K Intel Core i7-6900K
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
11326
Intel Core i5-11600KF Intel Core i5-11600KF
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
11277
Intel Core i5-11600K Intel Core i5-11600K
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
11277
AMD Ryzen 7 4700S AMD Ryzen 7 4700S
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
11210
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