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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. 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

Description:

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: 87.69

Overall Rank: 567

Last Price Change: $164.00 USD (2023-01-23)

Average CPU Mark
rating
14381

Single Thread Rating: 2341
Samples: 470*
*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 Math51,121 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math33,147 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers65 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting29 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption3,978 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression216.0 MBytes/Sec
Physics1,128 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions14,201 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread2,341 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 27th of January 2023.

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

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 20th of January 2023
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 20th of January 2023.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

MerchantPricePurchase
Amazon.com$164.00 USDBuy Now!
NewEgg.com$205.43 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 27th of January 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,577
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,749
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
22,688
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,166
Apple M1 Pro 10 Core 3200 MHz
21,964
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,934
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,566
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,795
Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz
14,553
Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz
14,381
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,274
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 27th of January 2023 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
187.31
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
131.34
Intel Core i9-12900K
99.82
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
92.61
Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz
87.69
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.96
Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz
39.33
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
27.71
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Pro 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Single Thread Rating
As of 27th of January 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,209
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,061
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,848
Apple M1 Pro 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,827
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,731
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,356
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,948
Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz
2,891
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
2,664
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,568
Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz
2,341
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL1710525 - Jan 02 2023
13043
BL1710329 - Jan 02 2023 [Overclocked]
16200
BL1702208 - Dec 23 2022
15360
BL1702205 - Dec 23 2022
15360
BL1663471 - Nov 04 2022
13614
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 27th of January 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz
14,381
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X vs Intel Core i7-6900K
17,597 (+22.4%)
Intel Core i7-6850K @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i7-6900K
11,407 (-20.7%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X vs Intel Core i7-6900K
17,028 (+18.4%)
Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.00GHz vs Intel Core i7-6900K
12,739 (-11.4%)
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X vs Intel Core i7-6900K
16,406 (+14.1%)
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 vs Intel Core i7-6900K
14,849 (+3.3%)
Intel Core i7-8700 @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i7-6900K
12,973 (-9.8%)
Intel Core i5-11400F @ 2.60GHz vs Intel Core i7-6900K
17,192 (+19.5%)
Intel Core i5-11400 @ 2.60GHz vs Intel Core i7-6900K
17,064 (+18.7%)
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650G vs Intel Core i7-6900K
16,324 (+13.5%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700 vs Intel Core i7-6900K
15,751 (+9.5%)
Intel Core i7-7800X @ 3.50GHz vs Intel Core i7-6900K
12,903 (-10.3%)


Is the Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 27th of January 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-13900T
8,921
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,679
Intel Core i9-13900F
8,178
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,794
Intel Core i9-13900KF
7,553
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
7,102
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
6,690
Intel Core i7-13700K
6,669
Intel Core i5-13600K
6,631
Intel Core i5-13600KF
6,528
Intel Core i7-13700F
6,506
Intel Core i9-12900KS
6,450
Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz
2,613