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Intel Core i7 6900K 3.2GHz Socket 2011-3

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In terms of the user experience with the i7-6900K, that was great. We just dropped the CPU into our ASUS Strix X99 Gaming board which was running the latest BIOS and we were good to go. You could even get away with not reinstalling Windows 10 if moving from an older CPU… but a fresh install is always nice (and recommended). Performance was exceptional, outperforming the best processor of the last generation in all tasks and easily outperforming mainstream parts.

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By PC Gamer on 78

Eight cores is more than any game currently utilizes, but for CPU intensive tasks, Intel's i7-6900K easily beats their 6-core offerings. Just don't try gunning for the 10-core king of the...

By Computer Shopper on 80

For content creators and enthusiasts who don't need the absolute best performance, Intel's eight-core Broadwell-E chip makes more sense than the $600-pricier Extreme Edition alternative. But those looking for the best bang for their silicon buck should...

By HardwareHeaven on 100

In terms of the user experience with the i7-6900K, that was great. We just dropped the CPU into our ASUS Strix X99 Gaming board which was running the latest BIOS and we were good to go. You could even get away with not reinstalling Windows 10 if moving from an older CPU… but a fresh install is always nice (and recommended). Performance was exceptional, outperforming the best processor of the last generation in all tasks and easily outperforming mainstream parts.

By techteamgb.co.uk on 96

Simply incredibly multithreaded...

By PC Mag on

The Intel Core i7-6900K is a speedy, more affordable alternative to Intel's other Broadwell-E processors, but it will still cost you a lot of...

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By AnandTech on

What would you do with more CPU cores? This is a question I see posted from an Intel employee on a yearly basis, and it actually is a difficult question to answer depending on your computing background. A gamer might not need more than four or six, and...

By Tom's Hardware UK on

Is Broadwell more attractive to enthusiasts without graphics and up to 10 Hyper-Threaded cores? We test against two previous generations, plus Skylake to find out.Intel launched its sixth-gen Core architecture, code-named Skylake, last August. That...

By vortez.net on

Intel's High End Desktop (HEDT platform has long been the last bastion of the enthusiast in Intel's lineup Dominating performance, flexible overclocking, and more cores than you can shake a stick at have drawn a stark contrast between it and...

By Hardware Canucks on

Intel’s high end desktop platform has been stagnant since Haswell-E launched in August of 2014 and while nearly 2 years may seem like an eternity for industry watchers, the new Broadwell-E processors are seeking to make up for lost time. From a company...

By Tom's Hardware on

We always knew we'd be seeing Broadwell again, though. There's a fairly predictable lag between when Intel rolls out a new architecture and when the design is adapted for server/workstation use. So, when we got our hands on Xeon E5-2600 v4 , based on...

International Review By Hardware-Test on 80

Vi fortsætter med at kigge på Broadwell-E CPU'erne, og efter tidligere at have kigget på 6950X er det naturligt at vi tager CPU'en under: 6900K.CPU'en er lidt mere human i forhold til den tidligere testet 6950X. Vi ser nemlig en pris på cirka 8.250kr. i...

International Review By Chip.de on 83

Mit einem guten Gesamtergebnis kann der Prozessor Intel Core i7-6900K im Test über überzeugen. In der Kategorie Leistung kann unser Testkandidat besonders punkten, allerdings ist das auch der einzige Bereich, der massiv hervorsticht. Bei unserer...

International Review By Tweak.dk on 90

en af dagens test må vist være, at Intel Core i7-6900K er en yderst potent herre med noget af et prisskilt. Men kan det meget store prisskilt så forsvares, når vi kigger på ydeevnen? Det synes jeg faktisk godt, at det kan, hvis man ellers har noget at...

International Review By profesionalreview.com on 95

acerca del i7-6900KEl i7 6900k tiene unas características que quitan el hipo a cualquiera: 8 núcleos con HyperThreading (16 hilos de ejecución), una frecuencia base 3.2 GHz y que suben hasta los 3.7 GHz,  20MB de caché L3, TDP de 140W y con el...

International Review By benchmark.pl on 90

Mimo, że Intel już od jakiegoś czasu dominuje na rynku procesorów, to nie rezygnuje z opracowywania jeszcze wydajniejszych konstrukcji - w efekcie "walczy" on sam ze sobą i już od kilku lat każdy nowy król wydajności powstaje w laboratoriach Intela. Tak...

International Review By CowcotLand on

On l'a déjà vu précédemment, Broadwell n'apporte que peu d'amélioration par rapport aux Haswell. Si on considère juste la puissance brute de l'engin sans et avec overclocking, on est clairement face à un très bon processeur. Le problème c'est que si...

International Review By nowpug.com on

이제 이정도는 가뿐하게(당연하게) 여겨진다 이게 바로 할 수 있는 일의 차이를 보여주는 스펙이다 코어 i7 익스트림 프로세서는 멀티 코어 지원 프로그램들이 늘어난 환경에도 높은 가치를 제공한다 Intel Core i5-6600/i7-6900K 프로세서의 프로그램별 성능 비교 8코어 16스레드 지원의 i7-6900K 프로세서에 8스레드씩 작업을 할당하여 동시에 작업을 진행해본...

International Review By tehnoobzor.com on

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International Review By pc.zoznam.sk on

TaktovanieRovno poviem, že z pretaktovania procesora som bol sklamaný. S 10-jadrovým i7-6950X som sa dostal na takt 4,4GHz s tým, že procesor prešiel aj benchmarkom Cinebench, no pri i7-6900K bol strop nízkych 4,3GHz s napätím 1,3V. Nepomáhalo ani...