IntelBX80671I76850K
AMDYD180XBCAEWOF

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Broadwell-E.
Release date: Q2 2016.

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 34,320 user samples
9,645 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 23rd / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 82%
Aircraft carrier
24,675 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 4.15 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 27th / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 98%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
94.3 % +3% 91.9 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
109 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
464 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+8%
428 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
918 Pts 1208 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+32%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
138 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+17%
118 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
545 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+16%
470 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1059 Pts 1330 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+26%
Market Share
Based on 10,354,448 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.1 % 0.55 % Hugely higher market share.
+450%
Value
Value For Money
81.3 % 95.7 % Better value.
+18%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 98 % Much more popular.
+58%
Price
Price (score)
$433 $262 Much cheaper.
+39%
Age
Newest
26 Months 17 Months Much more recent.
+35%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts 95 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
132 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+16%
114 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
144 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+17%
123 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
522 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+16%
450 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
564 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+15%
489 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
974 Pts 1291 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+33%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1138 Pts 1344 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+18%
Series
CPU Architecture
Broadwell-E Zen
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 Ryzen 7 1800X is AMD's flagship Ryzen CPU. Clocked at 3.6 GHz with a turbo frequency of 4.0 GHz (stock) this chip offers a staggering level of multi-core performance. Comparing the 1800X with the Intel i7-6850K shows that the 1800X delivers 25% more multi-core throughput than its more expensive counterpart. Historically AMD's CPU architecture has had a much lower IPC than Intel's and consequently Intel have dominated the CPU market since 2009. Comparing IPC between Intel's Kaby Lake and Ryzen shows a maximum gap of just 9%. A very welcome shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as the remaining Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 models are rolled out. For now the 1800X offers workstation users similar processing power to a $1,000 i7-6900K at half the price. [Mar '17 CPUPro]

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