IntelBX80671I76850K
AMDYD1700BBAEBOX

6 Cores, 12 Threads
@3.6GHz Broadwell-E (2016)

8 Cores, 16 Threads
@3.0GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 28,159 user samples
5,555 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 110% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 110%
SPEED RANK: 18th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
22,604 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 4.05 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 35th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
96.5 % Faster effective speed.
+15%
83.8 % -15%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+18%
102 Pts -18%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
476 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+24%
383 Pts -24%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
944 Pts -20% 1136 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+20%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
138 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+20%
115 Pts -20%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
547 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+19%
459 Pts -19%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1077 Pts -22% 1314 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+22%
Market Share
Based on 5,492,308 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.22 % -536% 1.4 % Hugely higher market share.
+536%
Value
Value For Money
93.2 % Slightly better value.
+9%
85.1 % -9%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % -102% 129 % Hugely more popular.
+102%
Price
Price (score)
$320 -13% $280 Slightly cheaper.
+13%
Age
Newest
16 Months -56% 7 Months Much more recent.
+56%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts -54% 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+54%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores -33% 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads -33% 16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 0% 14 nm 0%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+20%
3 GHz -20%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
3.7 GHz -8%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
131 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+18%
111 Pts -18%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
144 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+20%
120 Pts -20%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
523 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+18%
442 Pts -18%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
573 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+20%
477 Pts -20%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
995 Pts -28% 1273 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+28%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1145 Pts -15% 1322 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+15%
Series
CPU Architecture
Broadwell-E (2016) Zen (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA2011-V3 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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The Core i7-6850K is one of four new Broadwell-E prosumer CPUs. This model has six cores with base and turbo frequencies of 3.6 and 4.0 GHz respectively. The 6850K is based on the 14 nm Broadwell-E architecture. It has a TDP of 140 watts, 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes and no integrated graphics. Because of its relatively high MSRP of around $700, this CPU only makes sense for niche use cases which could include top end graphics design or video production workstations. Comparing the 6850K and 6700K shows that for typical desktop use the 6850K only offers a gain of around 10% for a whopping two fold price increase. This is because desktop computing largely depends on single core performance and the Skylake i7-6700K is both clocked higher and has higher IPC due to its one generation lead over the 6850K. [Jun '16 CPUPro]

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The AMD Ryzen 7 1700 is the least powerful of three new Ryzen 7 CPUs. The 1700 model has base and turbo clocks of 3.0 and 3.7 GHz respectively. Both of its more expensive siblings, the 1700X and 1800X, have higher clocks but they also have TDPs of 95 watts whereas the 1700 is rated at just 65 watts. Comparing IPC between Ryzen and Kaby Lake shows that Kaby Lake leads by a maximum of 9% which is great news for workstation users as this allows the 1700 to beat Intel's 6850K in multi-core workloads at almost half the price. Although the 1700 has great IPC it's somewhat limited by its relatively low (by Kaby Lake standards) clock speed which holds it back a little in both gaming and desktop workloads. For multi-core workstation use, the Ryzen 7 1700 represents the best value for money we have ever seen. [Mar '17 CPUPro]

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