CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4790K vs 6800K among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel 6800K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel 6800K  based on its performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 4790K

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Higher turbo clock speed 4.4 GHz vs 3.6 GHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 71.5W vs 113.75W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Much better performance per watt 11.42 pt/W vs 2.86 pt/W Around 4x better performance per watt
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,530 vs 2,062 Around 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.63 GHz vs 4.17 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower annual home energy cost 21.2 $/year vs 33.73 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 77.09 $/year vs 122.64 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz vs 4.35 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Much better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score 71.41 mHash/s vs 16.1 mHash/s Around 4.5x better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 12 vs 8 4 more threads
Better PassMark score 13,636 vs 11,194 More than 20% better PassMark score
Newer Apr, 2016 vs Apr, 2014 Release date over 2 years later
Supports more RAM 131,072 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 4x more RAM

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4790K vs 6800K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4790K
16.1 mHash/s
6800K
71.41 mHash/s

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4790K
15,490
6800K
23,374.5

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

6800K
3,666

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4790K
5,140,000 MB/s
6800K
3,545 MB/s

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

Core i7 4790K
33,538
6800K
40,273

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

6800K
7,425

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 4790K
11,194
6800K
13,636

PassMark (Single Core)

6800K
2,062

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4790K  vs
6800K 
Clock speed 4 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.4 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Is unlocked Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 88W 140W
Annual home energy cost 21.2 $/year 33.73 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 77.09 $/year 122.64 $/year
Performance per watt 11.42 pt/W 2.86 pt/W
Typical power consumption 71.5W 113.75W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 FSB
Number of links 0 1

details

Core i7 4790K  vs
6800K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 12
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.63 GHz 4.17 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz 4.35 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.63 GHz 4.17 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Dual Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 131,072 MB
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