Intel Core i7-6800K vs Intel Pentium Silver N5000

Compare Intel Core X-series 6 core CPU vs Intel Pentium Silver Series 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

56 %
459% significantly better overall score
10 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

58 %
205% significantly better gaming score
19 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

55 %
685% significantly better multitasking score
7 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

56 %
700% significantly better heavy workload score
7 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

360% significantly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

118% significantly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units

49% significantly more cores


Number of logical processing units

200% significantly more threads

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
209% significantly higher clock speed
1 GHz


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

140 W
6 W
2233% significantly lower TDP

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

366% significantly more pcie lanes

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

100% significantly more memory channels

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

128 GiB
1500% significantly more supported memory
8 GiB

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

270th of 1,337
1,128th of 1,337


The product line

Core X-series
Pentium Silver Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2016
November 2017

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i7-6800K vs Pentium Silver N5000 comparison

According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i7-6800K is faster than the Pentium Silver N5000. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Pentium Silver N5000 in all gaming tests too.

When comparing core counts for these CPUs, we notice that the Core i7-6800K has significantly more cores with 6 cores compared to the Pentium Silver N5000 that has 4 cores. It also has more threads than the Pentium Silver N5000. Our comparison shows that the Core i7-6800K has a significantly higher clock speed compared to the Pentium Silver N5000. The Pentium Silver N5000 outputs less heat than Core i7-6800K thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Core i7-6800K has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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