Average Bench: 96% (7th of 961)

Based on 4,716 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]

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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-6850K averaged just 4.0% 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 1,000Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6850K is 23.6%. 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 4,716 samples)
Min Avg Max
98.1 SC Int 114 129
107 SC Float 126 143
104 SC Mixed 120 137
95.9% 120 Pts
Min Avg Max
386 QC Int 453 515
426 QC Float 498 564
405 QC Mixed 472 539
107% 474 Pts
Min Avg Max
772 MC Int 871 986
884 MC Float 1,000 1,132
829 MC Mixed 943 1,066
140% 938 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 117
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 141
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 540
QC Float 586
QC Mixed 561
127% 562 Pts
MC Int 1,017
MC Float 1,167
MC Mixed 1,100
164% 1,095 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 123
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 128
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 480
QC Float 514
QC Mixed 488
112% 494 Pts
MC Int 930
MC Float 1,061
MC Mixed 998
149% 996 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 86.3
79% 99.1 Pts
QC Int 397
QC Float 438
QC Mixed 400
93% 412 Pts
MC Int 774
MC Float 920
MC Mixed 873
128% 856 Pts
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Typical Core i7-6850K Builds (Compare 1,264 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 116%
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Workstation 101%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $569

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $1,899

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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

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


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