Average Bench: 95.3% (20th of 985)

more Based on 7,963 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: 95.3% Great: 110%
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-6850K averaged just 4.7% 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 997Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 860Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6850K is 28.5%. 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 112Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 119Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,963 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.2 SC Int 112 131
101 SC Float 124 145
98.7 SC Mixed 119 138
94.8% 118 Pts
Min Avg Max
366 QC Int 446 521
415 QC Float 494 572
392 QC Mixed 469 542
106% 470 Pts
Min Avg Max
749 MC Int 860 991
879 MC Float 997 1,146
812 MC Mixed 935 1,074
139% 931 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 131
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 521
QC Float 566
QC Mixed 545
123% 544 Pts
MC Int 972
MC Float 1,129
MC Mixed 1,057
157% 1,053 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.65 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 121
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 126
101% 127 Pts
QC Int 469
QC Float 538
QC Mixed 505
114% 504 Pts
MC Int 906
MC Float 1,035
MC Mixed 966
145% 969 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.1
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 112
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 488
QC Float 542
QC Mixed 502
116% 511 Pts
MC Int 914
MC Float 1079
MC Mixed 1014
150% 1,002 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 112
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 116
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 448
QC Float 489
QC Mixed 470
106% 469 Pts
MC Int 845
MC Float 978
MC Mixed 916
136% 913 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,451,096 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $628 @ launch in Jun '16
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Typical Core i7-6850K Builds (Compare 2,156 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
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Desktop
Desktop 114%
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Workstation
Workstation 102%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $430

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $1,978

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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 20 months ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

24 days ago.

the best cpu i have ever got


Terrible

3 days ago.

Omg, Bombe!


Good

2 days ago.

Its got lots of OC'ing fun available!


Terrible

4 months ago.

ehonomi çoh iyi


Terrible

29 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

Excellent


Excellent

3 months ago.

work well more than anyother cpu


Good

20 months ago.


Terrible

4 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

6 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

@ $300 it serves all my needs.


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