Average Bench: 96.2% (6th of 959)

Based on 3,915 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000406F1 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6850K CPU @ 3.60GHz

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]

ADVERTISEMENT
Poor: 84%Average: 96.2% Great: 109%
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-6850K averaged just 3.8% 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 877Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,007Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6850K is 25%. 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
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 3,915 samples)
Min Avg Max
95.3 SC Int 114 131
106 SC Float 126 144
99.9 SC Mixed 120 137
95.7% 120 Pts
Min Avg Max
384 QC Int 453 514
423 QC Float 498 566
399 QC Mixed 473 538
108% 475 Pts
Min Avg Max
787 MC Int 877 992
901 MC Float 1,007 1,137
845 MC Mixed 950 1,072
141% 945 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 GHz (avg)
SC Int 120
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 109
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 463
QC Float 522
QC Mixed 477
110% 487 Pts
MC Int 885
MC Float 1019
MC Mixed 967
143% 957 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 120
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 127
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 398
QC Float 449
QC Mixed 424
96% 424 Pts
MC Int 739
MC Float 757
MC Mixed 764
113% 753 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.2
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 100
80% 99.9 Pts
QC Int 372
QC Float 416
QC Mixed 399
90% 396 Pts
MC Int 716
MC Float 825
MC Mixed 774
115% 771 Pts
3,915 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,778,557 CPUs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $596.3712 mins ago.
BHPhotoUS $599.0015 hrs ago.
NeweggUS $609.992 hrs ago.
EbayUS $649.0619 mins ago.
Send price feedback
Typical Core i7-6850K Builds (Compare 1,112 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 115%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 102%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $569

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $2,000

Popular Core i7-6850K compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your CPU? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark (UBM).
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write and mixed IO.
  • - Checks include: 4k Align, NCQ, TRIM, SATA, USB & S.M.A.R.T.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the highest voted in class.
  • - Find the best upgrades.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 2017 CPU Rankings.

Welcome to our desktop CPU comparison. We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by price to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Calculated values don't always paint the whole picture so we check them against hundreds of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

 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 11 months ago.

Good

3 days ago.

excellent


Good

4 days ago.

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


Good

10 days ago.

nicre


Good

11 months ago.


Your
opinion?
959 Processors (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different CPUs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $309Nvidia GTX 1070 $368Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $104
Intel Core i5-7600K $240AMD RX 480 $210Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $127
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $300Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $230Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $155
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $127SanDisk Extreme 64GB $33
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $700SanDisk Extreme 32GB $22
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $46Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $136SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $13
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  @Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback