Average Bench: 94.3% (23rd of 1122)

more Based on 9,645 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: 80%Average: 94.3% Great: 109%
Gaming
Gaming 94%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
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Workstation
Workstation 82%
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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-6850K averaged just 5.7% 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 983Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 843Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6850K is 29.5%. 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 118Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,645 samples)
Min Avg Max
94 SC Int 113 132
95.5 SC Float 123 144
96.9 SC Mixed 118 138
94.5% 118 Pts
Min Avg Max
344 QC Int 444 522
385 QC Float 484 564
372 QC Mixed 464 545
105% 464 Pts
Min Avg Max
707 MC Int 843 974
846 MC Float 983 1,138
794 MC Mixed 918 1,059
137% 915 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 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 127
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 116
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 515
QC Float 564
QC Mixed 526
121% 535 Pts
MC Int 950
MC Float 1109
MC Mixed 1,032
154% 1,030 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 131
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 136
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 431
QC Float 494
QC Mixed 468
105% 464 Pts
MC Int 943
MC Float 1,073
MC Mixed 1,037
152% 1,018 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 115
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 435
QC Float 476
QC Mixed 438
102% 449 Pts
MC Int 806
MC Float 938
MC Mixed 886
131% 876 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $628 @ launch in Jun '16
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Typical Core i7-6850K Builds (Compare 2,772 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 112%
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Desktop
Desktop 114%
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Workstation
Workstation 101%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $482

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 99% - Outstanding Total price: $1,885

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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

2 days ago.

Its got lots of OC'ing fun available!


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Terrible

2 months ago.

work well more than anyother cpu


Good

2 years ago.


Terrible

10 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

11 months ago.

@ $300 it serves all my needs.


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