Average Bench: 93.9% (25th of 1129)

more Based on 10,285 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: 80%Average: 93.9% Great: 109%
Gaming
Gaming 94%
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Desktop
Desktop 91%
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Workstation
Workstation 81%
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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-6850K averaged just 6.1% 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 Floating Point Speed 981Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 842Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6850K is 29%. 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 113Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 118Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,285 samples)
Min Avg Max
95.7 SC Int 113 131
100 SC Float 123 143
99.6 SC Mixed 118 136
94.2% 118 Pts
Min Avg Max
356 QC Int 439 513
403 QC Float 484 561
375 QC Mixed 461 539
104% 461 Pts
Min Avg Max
744 MC Int 842 965
867 MC Float 981 1,120
817 MC Mixed 916 1,046
136% 913 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 131
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 475
QC Float 519
QC Mixed 499
113% 498 Pts
MC Int 886
MC Float 1,005
MC Mixed 962
142% 951 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 117
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 474
QC Float 514
QC Mixed 497
112% 495 Pts
MC Int 879
MC Float 1,030
MC Mixed 958
143% 956 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 119
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 465
QC Float 519
QC Mixed 477
110% 487 Pts
MC Int 882
MC Float 1,026
MC Mixed 956
143% 954 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 439
QC Float 470
QC Mixed 455
103% 455 Pts
MC Int 817
MC Float 946
MC Mixed 883
132% 882 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.3
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 94.4
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 393
QC Float 415
QC Mixed 422
93% 410 Pts
MC Int 771
MC Float 857
MC Mixed 846
123% 825 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $628 @ launch in Jun '16
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Typical Core i7-6850K Builds (Compare 2,271 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
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Desktop
Desktop 115%
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Workstation
Workstation 101%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $482

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 109% - Outstanding Total price: $1,641

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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 2 years ago.

Excellent

1 month ago.

Its got lots of OC'ing fun available!


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Terrible

4 months ago.

work well more than anyother cpu


Good

2 years ago.


Terrible

12 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

13 months ago.

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


Excellent

13 months ago.

@ $300 it serves all my needs.


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