Average Bench: 96.7% (5th of 953)

Based on 3,173 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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Poor: 85%Average: 96.7% Great: 110%
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 84%
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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-6850K averaged just 3.3% 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 881Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,012Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6850K is 24.9%. 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 3,173 samples)
Min Avg Max
93.9 SC Int 114 131
104 SC Float 126 144
103 SC Mixed 120 137
95.9% 120 Pts
Min Avg Max
384 QC Int 455 521
420 QC Float 500 570
408 QC Mixed 476 544
108% 477 Pts
Min Avg Max
787 MC Int 881 993
903 MC Float 1,012 1,136
852 MC Mixed 954 1,075
142% 949 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 3.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 128
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 139
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 529
QC Float 490
QC Mixed 563
120% 527 Pts
MC Int 1,019
MC Float 1,169
MC Mixed 1105
164% 1,098 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.65 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 127
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 132
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 498
QC Float 554
QC Mixed 501
117% 518 Pts
MC Int 953
MC Float 1,094
MC Mixed 1,027
153% 1,025 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 36.2
SC Float 40.3
SC Mixed 37.9
30% 38.1 Pts
QC Int 143
QC Float 154
QC Mixed 146
33% 148 Pts
MC Int 445
MC Float 641
MC Mixed 727
90% 604 Pts
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Typical Core i7-6850K Builds (Compare 861 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 117%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $561

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $2,001

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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

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6 hrs ago.

OCs to 4.5 GHz and demolishes anything that I throw at it.


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1 day ago.

excellent


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4 days ago.

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


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