Average Bench: 96.5% (4th of 956)

Based on 3,474 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: 84%Average: 96.5% Great: 110%
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-6850K averaged just 3.5% 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 878Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,007Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6850K is 25.6%. 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 3,474 samples)
Min Avg Max
93.6 SC Int 114 132
105 SC Float 126 144
103 SC Mixed 120 137
95.8% 120 Pts
Min Avg Max
384 QC Int 454 521
421 QC Float 499 569
405 QC Mixed 475 540
108% 476 Pts
Min Avg Max
785 MC Int 878 992
901 MC Float 1,007 1,138
850 MC Mixed 949 1,073
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 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 132
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 138
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 512
QC Float 536
QC Mixed 522
119% 523 Pts
MC Int 985
MC Float 1,135
MC Mixed 1,069
159% 1,063 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 107
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 115
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 470
QC Float 521
QC Mixed 496
112% 496 Pts
MC Int 902
MC Float 1,033
MC Mixed 976
145% 970 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 119
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 119
96% 121 Pts
QC Int 455
QC Float 497
QC Mixed 474
108% 475 Pts
MC Int 861
MC Float 987
MC Mixed 930
138% 926 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.5
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 103
84% 106 Pts
QC Int 463
QC Float 529
QC Mixed 491
112% 494 Pts
MC Int 927
MC Float 1059
MC Mixed 1,008
149% 998 Pts
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Typical Core i7-6850K Builds (Compare 987 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 118%
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Workstation 103%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $561

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $1,975

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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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Poor

3 days ago.

excellent


Poor

1 day ago.

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


Poor

10 days ago.

nicre


Good

11 months ago.


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