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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.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
  • The pricing history data shows the price for a single Processor. For multiple Processors, multiply the price shown by the number of CPUs.

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. [More ...]

Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz

Description:

Class: Desktop

Socket: FCLGA2011-3

Clockspeed: 3.2 GHz

Turbo Speed: 4.0 GHz

Cores: 8 Threads: 16

Typical TDP: 140 W

Cache per CPU Package:
L1 Instruction Cache: 8 x 32 KB
L1 Data Cache: 8 x 32 KB
L2 Cache: 8 x 256 KB
L3 Cache: 20 MB

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

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q2 2016

CPUmark/$Price: 125.70

Overall Rank:
863rd fastest in multithreading out of 4758 CPUs
952nd fastest in single threading out of 4758 CPUs
278th fastest in out of 1368 Desktop CPUs

Last Price Change: $115.00 USD (2024-07-16)

Average CPU Mark rating
Multithread Rating
14455
Single Thread Rating
2335

Samples: 505*
*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 Math51,377 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math33,463 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers64 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting28,671 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption4,059 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression223,387 KBytes/Sec
Physics1,087 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions14,347 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread2,335 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 17th of July 2024.

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

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 15th of July 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 15th of July 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

MerchantPricePurchase
Amazon.com$120.00 USDBuy Now!
NewEgg.com$259.00 USDBuy Now!
BestBuy.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
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Pricing History


CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs
As of 18th of July 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,259
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,476
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
39,156
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,623
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,046
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,897
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,285
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,755
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,534
Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz
14,455
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,175
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 18th of July 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
230.74
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
182.49
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
167.55
Intel Core i9-12900K
149.20
Intel Core i9-13900K
134.68
Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz
125.70
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.65
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
55.41
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Single Thread Rating
As of 18th of July 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,630
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,166
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,033
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,920
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,837
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,696
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
3,470
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,360
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,930
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,567
Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz
2,335
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2141936 - Jul 10 2024 [Overclocked]
17229
BL2136827 - Jul 03 2024
16256
BL2114423 - Jun 01 2024 [Overclocked]
15911
BL2104604 - May 19 2024
13217
BL2100922 - May 14 2024 [Overclocked]
16968
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 18th of July 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz
14,455
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X vs Intel Core i7-6900K
13,062 (-9.6%)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 vs Intel Core i7-6900K
12,283 (-15.0%)
Intel Core i7-6850K @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i7-6900K
11,475 (-20.6%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X vs Intel Core i7-6900K
16,800 (+16.2%)
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X vs Intel Core i7-6900K
15,674 (+8.4%)
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 vs Intel Core i7-6900K
14,807 (+2.4%)
Intel Core i7-8700 @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i7-6900K
12,854 (-11.1%)
Intel Core i5-11400F @ 2.60GHz vs Intel Core i7-6900K
17,057 (+18.0%)
Intel Core i5-11400 @ 2.60GHz vs Intel Core i7-6900K
17,033 (+17.8%)
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G vs Intel Core i7-6900K
16,178 (+11.9%)
AMD Ryzen 5 4600G vs Intel Core i7-6900K
16,067 (+11.2%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700 vs Intel Core i7-6900K
15,706 (+8.7%)

Is the Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 18th of July 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
9,329
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,273
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,030
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,525
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,387
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,111
Intel Core i9-14900KF
8,012
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,871
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,789
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,746
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,535
Intel Core i7-14700KF
7,534
Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz
2,408