IntelBX80671I76850K
AMDYD1600BBAEBOX

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Broadwell-E.
Release date: Q2 2016.

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 272,935 user samples
18,866 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 54th / 1244
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
254,069 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 4.15 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 227th / 1244
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87.1 % Faster effective speed.
+19%
73 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
91.1 Pts Lower memory latency.
+22%
74.7 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
115 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+14%
101 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
231 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+16%
199 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
448 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+17%
384 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
710 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+11%
639 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.7 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+18%
82.2 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
134 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+17%
115 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
267 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+18%
227 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
524 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+17%
449 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
829 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+10%
754 Pts
Market Share
Based on 29,081,124 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.05 % 0.82 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,540%
Value
Value For Money
80.6 % 88.2 % Slightly better value.
+9%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
80 % 133 % Much more popular.
+66%
Price
Price (score)
$370 $140 Much cheaper.
+62%
Age
Newest
48 Months 37 Months More recent.
+23%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+54%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+12%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+11%
3.6 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1021 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+6%
965 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
884 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+6%
835 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Broadwell-E Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA2011-V3 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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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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The Ryzen 5 1600 is one of four new Ryzen 5 processors released this month. Based on the AMD Zen architecture, which is comparable to Intel in terms of IPC, the Ryzen 5 1600 has six cores which is more than the vast majority of games are able to use (most games cannot use more than four cores). Ryzen 5 CPUs offer gamers better value for money than the eight core Ryzen 7 models released last month. With six cores the 1600 is approximately 75% better at multi-threaded tasks than Intel's quad core i5 flagship – the similarly priced i5-7600K, the 1600 however, has 25% lower single and 33% lower quad core scores. The 1600 has stock base/boost clock speeds of 3.2/3.6 GHz and its price tag of $219 includes a cooler. Assuming a modest overclock of 10% brings the 1600 within striking range of the 1600X which is the Ryzen 5 flagship. The 1600X sports stock base/boost clocks of 3.6/4.0 GHz but costs $30 more than the 1600 and ships without a cooler included in the box. The Ryzen 5 1600 is the best value for money six core CPU we have seen to date. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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