Average Bench: 95.7% (22nd of 1110)

more Based on 9,847 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: 95.7% Great: 109%
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 83%
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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-6850K averaged just 4.3% 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 Floating Point Speed 997Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 860Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6850K is 26.7%. 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 119Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,847 samples)
Min Avg Max
95.5 SC Int 113 131
104 SC Float 125 143
101 SC Mixed 119 137
95.3% 119 Pts
Min Avg Max
369 QC Int 447 516
417 QC Float 496 572
389 QC Mixed 471 544
107% 472 Pts
Min Avg Max
748 MC Int 860 985
861 MC Float 997 1,135
809 MC Mixed 934 1,068
139% 931 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 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 141
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 490
QC Float 541
QC Mixed 539
118% 523 Pts
MC Int 1,000
MC Float 1,150
MC Mixed 1,085
161% 1,078 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 118
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 474
QC Float 481
QC Mixed 471
108% 475 Pts
MC Int 902
MC Float 1,042
MC Mixed 980
146% 975 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 126
99% 123 Pts
QC Int 435
QC Float 486
QC Mixed 452
104% 457 Pts
MC Int 889
MC Float 1,052
MC Mixed 955
144% 965 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 112
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 116
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 366
QC Float 423
QC Mixed 413
91% 401 Pts
MC Int 671
MC Float 879
MC Mixed 851
119% 801 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,314,735 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $628 @ launch in Jun '16
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Typical Core i7-6850K Builds (Compare 2,570 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
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Desktop
Desktop 114%
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Workstation
Workstation 102%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $480

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $2,020

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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!


Terrible

1 month ago.

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


Terrible

21 days ago.

work well more than anyother cpu


Good

2 years ago.


Terrible

8 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

@ $300 it serves all my needs.


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