Intel Core i7-6900K processor review - Benchmark and Specs

The processor Intel Core i7-6900K is developed on the 14 nm technology node and architecture Broadwell E. Its base clock speed is 3.20 GHz, and maximum clock speed in turbo boost - 3.70 GHz. Intel Core i7-6900K contains 8 processing cores. To make a right choice for computer upgrading, please get familiar with the detailed technical specifications and benchmark results. Check socket compatibility before choosing.

General info

The base and maximum clock speed of the CPU Intel Core i7-6900K, number of processing cores and threads.

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The general performance of a CPU can easily be determined based on the number of its cores and the thread count, as well as the base frequency and Turbo frequency. The more GHz and cores a CPU has, the better. Please note that high technical specs require using a powerful cooling system and a quality chipset (check VRM on the motherboard).

Frequency: 3.20 GHz   CPU Cores: 8
Turbo (1 Core): 3.70 GHz   CPU Threads: 16
Hyperthreading: Yes   Overclocking: Yes
Turbo (8 Cores): No turbo  

Internal Graphics

Some manufacturers complement their CPUs with graphic chips, such a solution being especially popular in laptops. The higher the clock frequency of a GPU is and the bigger its memory, the better.

GPU (Turbo): No turbo   Max. Memory: --

Hardware codec support

Here we deal with specs that are used by some CPU manufacturers. These numbers are mainly technical and can be neglected for the purpose of the comparison analysis.

h264: No
JPEG: No
h265 8bit: No
h265 10bit: No
VP8: No
VP9: No
VC-1: No
AVC: No

Memory & PCIe

These are memory standards supported by CPUs. The higher such standards, the better a CPU’s performance is.

Memory type: DDR4-2400   Memory channels: 4
ECC: No   PCIe version: 3.0
PCIe lanes: 40  

Encryption

Data encryption support

AES-NI: Yes  

Thermal Management

TDP: 140 W   Tjunction max.: --
TDP up: --   TDP down: --

Technical details

These are key parameters that will help you determine which CPU is better. Pay special attention to the release date, technological aspects of the manufacturing process (measured in nanometers), and the third-level cache (L3).

L3-Cache: 20.00 MB   Technology: 14 nm
Architecture: Broadwell E   Virtualization: VT-x, VT-d
Socket: LGA 2011-3   Release date: Q2/2016

Devices using this processor

You probably know already what devices use CPUs. These can be a desktop or a laptop.

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