Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4 GHz Six-Core LGA 2011-v3 Processor (Retail)

Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4 GHz Six-Core LGA 2011-v3 Processor (Retail)

Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4 GHz Six-Core LGA 2011-v3 Processor (Retail)

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Product Highlights

  • 6 Cores & 12 Threads
  • 3.4 GHz Clock Speed
  • 3.8 GHz Maximum Turbo Frequency
  • LGA 2011-v3 Socket
  • 15MB Intel Smart Cache
  • No Integrated Graphics
  • DDR4-2400/2133 Memory
  • Supports up to 128GB of Memory
  • AES New Instructions
  • 6th Generation (Skylake)
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Intel i7-6800 overview

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The Core i7-6800K 3.4 GHz Six-Core LGA 2011-v3 Processor from Intel has a base clock speed of 3.4 GHz and comes with features such as Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 and Intel Hyper-Threading technology. With Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology, the maximum turbo frequency this processor can achieve is 3.8 GHz. Additionally, this processor features 6 cores with 12 threads in an LGA 2011-v3 socket and has 15MB of Intel Smart Cache memory. Having 6 cores allows the processor to run multiple programs simultaneously without slowing down the system, while the 12 threads allow a basic ordered sequence of instructions to be passed through or processed by a single CPU core. This processor also supports up to 128GB of DDR4-2400/2133 RAM, has AES New Instructions, 14nm lithography, and utilizes 6th Generation (Skylake) technology.

Graphically, the Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4 GHz Six-Core LGA 2011-v3 Processor does not contain an integrated graphics controller, meaning that users will need to purchase a dedicated graphics card of their choice. This processor is also unlocked, meaning that it can be overclocked past its maximum turbo frequency. However, overclocking past the maximum turbo frequency is not recommended. Not only will it cause the processor to run much hotter, it will also void the limited 3-year warranty.

Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0
Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 identifies the best performing core(s) on a processor and provides increased performance on those cores through increasing frequency as needed by taking advantage of power and thermal headroom
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology dynamically increases the processor's frequency as needed by taking advantage of thermal and power headroom to give you a burst of speed when you need it, and increased energy efficiency when you don't
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel HT Technology) delivers two processing threads per physical core. Highly threaded applications can get more work done in parallel, completing tasks sooner
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) continues from the existing support for IA-32 (VT-x) and Itanium processor (VT-i) virtualization adding new support for I/O-device virtualization. Intel VT-d can help end users improve security and reliability of the systems and also improve performance of I/O devices in virtualized environments
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT), also known as Second Level Address Translation (SLAT), provides acceleration for memory intensive virtualized applications. Extended Page Tables in Intel Virtualization Technology platforms reduces the memory and power overhead costs and increases battery life through hardware optimization of page table management
Intel 64
Intel 64 architecture delivers 64-bit computing on server, workstation, desktop, and mobile platforms when combined with supporting software. Intel 64 architecture improves performance by allowing systems to address more than 4GB of both virtual and physical memory
Idle States
Idle States (C-states) are used to save power when the processor is idle. C0 is the operational state, meaning that the CPU is doing useful work. C1 is the first idle state, C2 the second, and so on, where more power saving actions are taken for numerically higher C-states
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology is an advanced means of enabling high performance while meeting the power-conservation needs of mobile systems. Conventional Intel SpeedStep Technology switches both voltage and frequency in tandem between high and low levels in response to processor load. Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology builds upon that architecture using design strategies such as Separation between Voltage and Frequency Changes, and Clock Partitioning and Recovery
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology combines the fast performance of a small solid state drive with the large capacity of a hard disk drive
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel AES New Instructions (Intel AES-NI) are a set of instructions that enable fast and secure data encryption and decryption. AES-NI are valuable for a wide range of cryptographic applications, for example: applications that perform bulk encryption/decryption, authentication, random number generation, and authenticated encryption
Execute Disable Bit
Execute Disable Bit is a hardware-based security feature that can reduce exposure to viruses and malicious-code attacks and prevent harmful software from executing and propagating on the server or network
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Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4 GHz Six-Core LGA 2011-v3 Processor (Retail)
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Intel i7-6800 specs

    CPU Model Intel Core i7-6800K
    CPU Socket LGA 2011 v3
    Manufacturing Process 14 nm
    Maximum CPU Configuration 1S
    Maximum Number of PCIe Lanes 28 (Revision 3.0)
    Number of Cores 6
    Number of Threads 12
    Base Clock Speed 3.4 GHz
    Maximum Boost Speed 3.8 GHz
    L3 Cache 15 MB
    Memory Support
    Maximum Capacity 128 GB
    Memory Support DDR4 2133, 2400 MHz
    ECC Memory No
    Channel Architecture Quad Channel
    Thermal Design Power (TDP) 140 W
    AES Support Yes
    Instruction Set 64-Bit
    Virtualization Yes: Intel VT-d, Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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    Graphics Chipset None
    Performance Technologies Hyper-Threading, SpeedStep, Turbo Boost 2.0, Turbo Boost Max 3.0
    Security Technologies Execute Disable Bit
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.6 x 4.2 x 1.8"

    Intel i7-6800 reviews

    Core i7-6800K 3.4 GHz Six-Core LGA 2011-v3 Processor (Retail) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 15.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A solid processor. Just limited motherboard support Love the i7-6800K CPU. A great option for budget minded hard core gamers and web video development enthusiasts such as myself. While overclocking gets better results, out of the box vanilla speed is extremely fast. Only downside is due to being the latest generation of the Intel family, there is a real lack of BIOS support. If upgrading an earlier generation 2011 V3 CPU on an older x99 motherboard, be sure to update the BIOS first or purchase a 2015 or later edition motherboards such as the x99 Phoenix SLI to ensure compatibility.
    Date published: 2016-07-07
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from yep good cooling is needed if OCing, else runs hot testing overclocking now and shows very good OC speed at only 4200Mhz and I haven't overvolted it yet great basic workstation $$$ value compared to the high end 6950x this was ordered from Australia and delivery was perfect as is B&H's professionalism Will be back to B&H for their superb service, Australian stores are a ripoff even with shipping & warranty and fast professional service taken into consideration good for you B&H
    Date published: 2016-09-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect CPU For Nearly Everything I am a video production specialist by day, gamer by night. This CPU can handle it all. While the 6700K is better for the gamers, this CPU with its additional cores is perfect for video editors, photographers and creative specialists. Highly recommend. System Specs: CPU: Intel Core i7 6800K GPU: Nvidia GTX 1080 Founders Edition PSU: Corsair HX850i Memory: 32gb DDR4 Crucial Ballistix Sport Motherboard: Asus X99 A-II Storage: OCZ RD400 M.2 512GB SSD Cooling: Corsair H100i V2
    Date published: 2017-01-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Broadwell-E 6800K review Dropped it into an X99S MSI motherboard but had to update BIOS first to recognize the newer Broadwell CPUs. Did a mild OC to 4.0 GHZ @ 1.23 core volts. All stable with a few passes of prime95 and Intel XTU stress test and temps stay fairly well below 75C on a Corsair water cooling loop. Not sure if it was the motherboard or CPU but it did not like Memory XMP set at 3000MHz so I set it at 2400MHz and its all good.
    Date published: 2016-11-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intel is the best stick with them I built a computer from the ground up. I got the processor early and it is only now it is all done. It boots up swiftly and works like a charm. Of course that also speaks to having all good hardware and software surrounding it. Generally all modest premium grade materials and a good new 2011 socket processor and motherboard. Beats the old machine with an i5 on a 1155 socket.
    Date published: 2017-11-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Solid Board I always buy ASUS boards. The x99 Deluxe II has it all, stuff I'll never use but just in case I need it I'll have it. If your are an overclocker or power user this board is ready. The light show on the board is nice, you want a window case because it's to be seen. B&H price and shipping was the best deal love doing business with them.
    Date published: 2016-09-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hello Workflow! It's a 6-core CPU for 4-core prices. It's extremely fast, very very stable, and can plow through my Adobe projects with aplomb. The only real limitation is the 28 lanes, but I don't know that I'll run up against that anytime soon. It was very easy to unbox and mount on the X99 mobo, as the newer chips just drop right in after you've aligned the corner arrows. Smear on some thermal paste, attach your cooling solution of choice, and you're off and running. I haven't overclocked it yet, and I'm not sure if I will as I'm mostly interested in stability, but it seems easy and from what I've read handles it quite well. I'll probably play around with it over the next few months, but I'm not worried. Basically, if you're looking at this thing, I don't need to convince you. Just do yourself a favor and buy it. The next step up is crazy expensive anyway. The only minor con is that it does get very hot and use a lot of power. Do not skimp on case fans or cooling!
    Date published: 2016-10-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent overclockable processor.... Plug and play... Works like a charm. Overclocked this processor in my custom rig. My CPU temps are stable at 28 degrees upon overclocking with 5 system fans and dual fan 280mm radiator liquid cooling on the CPU. Glad I bought this instead of the 5820K.
    Date published: 2016-12-20
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