IntelBX80671I76850K
AMDYD260XBCAFBOX

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 158,072 user samples
17,501 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 61st / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
140,571 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 68th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
81.1 % +2% 79.4 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts 117 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
233 Pts +1% 230 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
459 Pts +4% 442 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
728 Pts 730 Pts +0%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
135 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+9%
124 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
270 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+11%
244 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
536 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+11%
484 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
860 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+7%
806 Pts
Market Share
Based on 23,839,268 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % 1.39 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,217%
Value
Value For Money
73.4 % 96.4 % Much better value.
+31%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
82 % 155 % Hugely more popular.
+89%
Price
Price (score)
$400 $137 Much cheaper.
+66%
Age
Newest
43 Months 21 Months Much more recent.
+51%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts 95 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.2 GHz +5%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1038 Pts +1% 1024 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
902 Pts 955 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+6%
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 6 core, 12 thread Ryzen 5 2600X is one of four new AMD second generation of high-end desktop Ryzen processors (codenamed Pinnacle Ridge) renowned for excellent value multi-core performance. The 2600X is set to replace the also 6 core, 12 thread 1600X as AMD’s new mid-range Ryzen 5 flagship. The latest generation of CPUs features a matured Zen+ chip architecture with 12nm lithography, increased clock speeds and Precision Boost 2 technology designed to leverage more CPU power than per the first generation. The 2600X appears to have stock base / boost clock speeds of 3.6 / 4.2 GHz. This is only marginally faster than the 1600X’s 3.6 / 4.0 GHz. Modest effective speed improvements are expected, although further benchmarks are necessary to draw firm conclusions. The 2600X ships with a Wraith Spire cooler and is priced reasonably at an expected $250. However, for most use cases, the new lower clocked Ryzen 5 2600 at $200 represents better value for money. Pinnacle Ridge processors are designed to work with the new 400 series motherboards, which allow for greater overclocking head room, and they are also backwards compatible with the 300 series motherboard following a bios update. Even though the 2600X is plausible for multimedia production streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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