Average Bench: 96.3% (18th of 980)

more Based on 5,477 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000406F1, , 1FABFBFF000406F1, 0000000000000000, BFEBFBFF000406E3, 0F8BFBFF000406F1, 1F8BFBFF000406F1 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6850K CPU @ 3.60GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6850k CPU @ 3,80 GHz

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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Poor: 83%Average: 96.3% Great: 110%
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 84%
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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-6850K averaged just 3.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-6850K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Multi Core Integer Speed 871Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,005Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6850K is 26.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-6850K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 114Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 120Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,477 samples)
Min Avg Max
94.8 SC Int 114 131
104 SC Float 126 144
98 SC Mixed 120 138
96% 120 Pts
Min Avg Max
377 QC Int 453 522
416 QC Float 499 573
399 QC Mixed 475 547
108% 475 Pts
Min Avg Max
762 MC Int 871 994
882 MC Float 1,005 1,141
802 MC Mixed 944 1,076
140% 940 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 125
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 131
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 477
QC Float 548
QC Mixed 519
116% 515 Pts
MC Int 947
MC Float 1,093
MC Mixed 1,026
153% 1,022 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 130
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 138
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 501
QC Float 558
QC Mixed 470
116% 510 Pts
MC Int 992
MC Float 1,147
MC Mixed 1078
160% 1,072 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 115
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 473
QC Float 481
QC Mixed 495
110% 483 Pts
MC Int 900
MC Float 1,023
MC Mixed 978
144% 967 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 99.7
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 478
QC Float 527
QC Mixed 506
114% 504 Pts
MC Int 930
MC Float 1,081
MC Mixed 1,013
151% 1,008 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 118
95% 118 Pts
QC Int 444
QC Float 498
QC Mixed 471
107% 471 Pts
MC Int 858
MC Float 989
MC Mixed 928
138% 925 Pts
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Gaming 113%
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Desktop
Desktop 115%
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Workstation
Workstation 103%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $339

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 111% - Outstanding Total price: $1,506

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-6850K Processor (15M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz)
Code NameBroadwell E
Launch DateQ2'16
Processor Numberi7-6850K
# of Cores6
# of Threads12
Cache15 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed3.6 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4 GHz
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP140 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsNone

Memory

Max Memory Size128 GB
Memory TypesDDR4 2400/2133
Memory Channels4
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
Max # of PCI Express Lanes40

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Turbo Boost 3.0 TechYes
Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
vPro TechNo
Smart Response TechYes

Package

Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedLGA2011-v3

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

Added 16 months ago.

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7 days ago.

Street price of about $350 or less is much lower than in the review. Add to that I was given an Asrock X99 Fatal1ty for free, and this CPU was a no brainer. A very respectable CPU for multithreaded work.


Excellent

25 days ago.

Its got lots of OC'ing fun available!


Terrible

25 days ago.

ehonomi çoh iyi


Excellent

2 months ago.

one of the best upgrades to the i7 - 970 and after trying the AMD 1800X that came out recently.


Good

16 months ago.


Terrible

25 days ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

1 month ago.

Ryzen slammed this CPU, but y'know, gotta have respect for people who still use this.


Excellent

1 month ago.

@ $300 it serves all my needs.


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