Average Bench: 96.3% (18th of 980)

more Based on 6,085 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%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier

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 Floating Point Speed 1,008Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 870Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6850K is 27.7%. 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 120Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,085 samples)
Min Avg Max
96.5 SC Int 113 131
106 SC Float 126 145
100 SC Mixed 120 138
95.9% 120 Pts
Min Avg Max
374 QC Int 449 523
419 QC Float 499 578
397 QC Mixed 474 549
107% 474 Pts
Min Avg Max
769 MC Int 870 989
881 MC Float 1,008 1,142
838 MC Mixed 947 1,075
141% 941 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 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 111
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 112
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 439
QC Float 485
QC Mixed 440
103% 455 Pts
MC Int 822
MC Float 952
MC Mixed 891
133% 888 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 113
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 381
QC Float 430
QC Mixed 411
92% 407 Pts
MC Int 799
MC Float 930
MC Mixed 877
130% 869 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 80
SC Float 74.3
SC Mixed 77
62% 77.1 Pts
QC Int 320
QC Float 317
QC Mixed 334
73% 324 Pts
MC Int 1016
MC Float 1,166
MC Mixed 1,110
164% 1,097 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,274,176 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i7-6850K Builds (Compare 1,815 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 114%
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Desktop
Desktop 116%
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Workstation
Workstation 103%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $485

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 95% - Outstanding Total price: $1,954

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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 18 months ago.

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12 days ago.

Had it for years and it still performs


Excellent

14 days ago.

Omg, Bombe!


Excellent

15 days ago.

Its got lots of OC'ing fun available!


Terrible

2 months ago.

ehonomi çoh iyi


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 days ago.

Excellent


Excellent

1 month ago.

work well more than anyother cpu


Good

18 months ago.


Terrible

2 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

3 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

@ $300 it serves all my needs.


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