Average Bench: 95.1% (22nd of 1100)

more Based on 9,039 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: 81%Average: 95.1% Great: 108%
Gaming
Gaming 95%
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Desktop
Desktop 91%
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Workstation
Workstation 83%
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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-6850K averaged just 4.8% 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 996Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 859Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6850K is 26.8%. 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 119Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,039 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.6 SC Int 113 128
108 SC Float 125 142
103 SC Mixed 119 134
95% 119 Pts
Min Avg Max
352 QC Int 445 509
411 QC Float 494 563
374 QC Mixed 468 536
106% 469 Pts
Min Avg Max
752 MC Int 859 968
872 MC Float 996 1,118
814 MC Mixed 933 1,047
139% 929 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 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 128
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 134
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 506
QC Float 559
QC Mixed 529
120% 531 Pts
MC Int 956
MC Float 1,100
MC Mixed 1,038
154% 1,031 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 111
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 119
95% 118 Pts
QC Int 461
QC Float 505
QC Mixed 484
110% 483 Pts
MC Int 857
MC Float 999
MC Mixed 933
139% 930 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 111
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 439
QC Float 494
QC Mixed 453
105% 462 Pts
MC Int 847
MC Float 970
MC Mixed 924
136% 914 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 113
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 426
QC Float 464
QC Mixed 446
101% 445 Pts
MC Int 770
MC Float 905
MC Mixed 851
126% 842 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,473,098 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $628 @ launch in Jun '16
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Typical Core i7-6850K Builds (Compare 2,378 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 112%
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Desktop
Desktop 113%
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Workstation
Workstation 101%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $404

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,940

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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 23 months ago.

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1 month ago.

Powerful CPU, I paid over $500 When it first came out and still have no complaints. Now that it's around $360 I'm buying one for my second VR computer. People are saying it has low performance for the price but that isn't true. I can run a stable OC at 4.2Ghz and have even pushed it to 4.4Ghz. Even with a weak one that can only handle a stable OC of 4Ghz, it's an extremely powerful CPU. I've not found a standard or VR game it can't run on max settings (1080p, don't know about 4k, don't have one). Coupled with 32GB of 3200 RAM and a GTX 1080 FTW Hybrid it's an absolute beast. I stayed with X99 instead of moving to X299 because I can run SLI with any of the "k" series CPUs above 6800k but it will cost well over $1k before Intel thinks your worthy of running SLI on the X299.


Good

1 month ago.

Its got lots of OC'ing fun available!


Terrible

1 day ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

work well more than anyother cpu


Good

23 months ago.


Terrible

7 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

@ $300 it serves all my needs.


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