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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.
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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: 90.42

Overall Rank: 590

Last Price Change: $160.00 USD (2023-03-09)

Average CPU Mark

Single Thread Rating: 2343
Samples: 476*
*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 Math51,373 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math33,375 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers65 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting29 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption4,018 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression217.4 MBytes/Sec
Physics1,120 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions14,296 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread2,343 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 29th of March 2023.

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

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 25th of March 2023
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 25th of March 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
BL1768603 - Mar 14 2023
BL1768576 - Mar 13 2023
BL1762753 - Mar 07 2023
BL1733000 - Jan 30 2023
BL1731204 - Jan 28 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 29th of March 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X vs Intel Core i7-6900K
16,413 (+13.4%)
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X vs Intel Core i7-6900K
15,688 (+8.4%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700 vs Intel Core i7-6900K
15,745 (+8.8%)
Intel Core i7-6850K @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i7-6900K
11,396 (-21.2%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i7-6900K
13,982 (-3.4%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X vs Intel Core i7-6900K
17,033 (+17.7%)
Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.00GHz vs Intel Core i7-6900K
12,707 (-12.2%)
Intel Core i7-10700 @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i7-6900K
16,709 (+15.5%)
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 vs Intel Core i7-6900K
14,839 (+2.6%)
Intel Core i7-8700 @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i7-6900K
12,964 (-10.4%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X vs Intel Core i7-6900K
17,595 (+21.6%)
Intel Core i5-11400F @ 2.60GHz vs Intel Core i7-6900K
17,197 (+18.9%)

Is the Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 29th of March 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
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Intel Core i9-13900KF
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
Intel Core i9-13900F
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
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Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz