Average Bench: 96.6% (10th of 967)

Based on 4,664 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: 96.6% Great: 111%
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier

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 874Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,005Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6850K is 26.2%. 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 115Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 120Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,664 samples)
Min Avg Max
98.1 SC Int 115 132
105 SC Float 126 144
103 SC Mixed 120 138
96.3% 120 Pts
Min Avg Max
379 QC Int 455 525
423 QC Float 501 575
400 QC Mixed 476 548
108% 477 Pts
Min Avg Max
763 MC Int 874 994
893 MC Float 1,005 1,142
847 MC Mixed 948 1,077
141% 942 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 132
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 137
111% 138 Pts
QC Int 519
QC Float 522
QC Mixed 544
120% 528 Pts
MC Int 995
MC Float 1,142
MC Mixed 1076
160% 1,071 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 123
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 131
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 478
QC Float 517
QC Mixed 499
113% 498 Pts
MC Int 950
MC Float 1,090
MC Mixed 1027
153% 1,023 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 126
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 128
103% 128 Pts
QC Int 482
QC Float 527
QC Mixed 498
114% 502 Pts
MC Int 856
MC Float 1,007
MC Mixed 951
140% 938 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 107
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 439
QC Float 472
QC Mixed 457
103% 456 Pts
MC Int 813
MC Float 934
MC Mixed 883
131% 877 Pts
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Typical Core i7-6850K Builds (Compare 1,488 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 114%
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Desktop 116%
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Workstation
Workstation 102%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $514

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 108% - Outstanding Total price: $1,749

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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 14 months ago.

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6 days ago.

the inner graphic card for high end cpus is useless in 4k gaming behind 1080 ti and etc


Excellent

1 day ago.

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


Excellent

1 day ago.

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Good

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