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Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
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Is the Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz Good for Gaming?

This is a fairly old CPU that is no longer competitive with newer CPUs. But this CPU contains 8 Cores and 16 Threads. Paired with a good videocard, is this CPU Good for Gaming? This CPU should be able to play most games, but may be a bottleneck on newer releases. [More ...]

Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz


Class: Desktop

Socket: FCLGA2011-3

Clockspeed: 3.2 GHz

Turbo Speed: 4.0 GHz

Cores: 8 Threads: 16

Typical TDP: 140 W

Cache Size: L1: 256 KB, L2: 1.0 MB, L3: 20 MB

Other names: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6900K CPU @ 3.20GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q2 2016

CPUmark/$Price: 90.76

Overall Rank: 636

Last Price Change: $160.00 USD (2023-05-30)

Average CPU Mark

Single Thread Rating: 2345
Samples: 481*
*Margin for error: Low

PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 17,602
Thread: 2,203

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz

Integer Math51,554 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math33,491 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers65 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting28,864 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption4,039 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression223,298 KBytes/Sec
Physics1,121 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions14,343 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread2,345 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 1st of June 2023.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 27th of May 2023
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 27th of May 2023.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

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Pricing History

Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL1818752 - May 15 2023
BL1804032 - Apr 26 2023
BL1802991 - Apr 25 2023
BL1789502 - Apr 08 2023
BL1787694 - Apr 06 2023
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz
As of 2nd of June 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz
Intel Core i7-6850K @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i7-6900K
11,396 (-21.5%)
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13,977 (-3.8%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X vs Intel Core i7-6900K
16,959 (+16.8%)
Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz vs Intel Core i7-6900K
13,747 (-5.3%)
Intel Core i7-8700 @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i7-6900K
12,956 (-10.8%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X vs Intel Core i7-6900K
17,584 (+21.1%)
Intel Core i5-11400F @ 2.60GHz vs Intel Core i7-6900K
17,173 (+18.3%)
Intel Core i5-11400 @ 2.60GHz vs Intel Core i7-6900K
17,087 (+17.7%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700 vs Intel Core i7-6900K
15,746 (+8.4%)
Intel Core i5-10600K @ 4.10GHz vs Intel Core i7-6900K
14,416 (-0.7%)
Intel Core i7-6800K @ 3.40GHz vs Intel Core i7-6900K
10,755 (-25.9%)
Intel Core i7-10700F @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i7-6900K
16,802 (+15.7%)

Is the Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 2nd of June 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
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Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz