IntelBX80671I76850K
AMDYD1700BBAEBOX

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.0GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 182,121 user samples
19,719 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 60th / 1271
Gaming
Gaming 87%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
162,402 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 64% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 64% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 259th / 1271
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 71%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
86.6 % Faster effective speed.
+20%
72 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
89.4 Pts Lower memory latency.
+22%
73.1 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+19%
98 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
231 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+19%
194 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
451 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+18%
381 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
720 Pts +2% 703 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.4 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+19%
81.1 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
135 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+19%
113 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
269 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+20%
225 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
531 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+19%
448 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
850 Pts 864 Pts +2%
Market Share
Based on 34,337,389 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % 0.37 % Hugely higher market share.
+517%
Value
Value For Money
76.8 % Better value.
+11%
69.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
82 % 119 % Much more popular.
+45%
Price
Price (score)
$430 $320 Cheaper.
+26%
Age
Newest
52 Months 43 Months More recent.
+17%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+54%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+20%
3 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
3.7 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1026 Pts 1272 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+24%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
895 Pts 1067 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+19%
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 AMD Ryzen 7 1700 is the least powerful of three new Ryzen 7 CPUs. The 1700 model has base and turbo clocks of 3.0 and 3.7 GHz respectively. Both of its more expensive siblings, the 1700X and 1800X, have higher clocks but they also have TDPs of 95 watts whereas the 1700 is rated at just 65 watts. Comparing IPC between Ryzen and Kaby Lake shows that Kaby Lake leads by a maximum of 9% which is great news for workstation users as this allows the 1700 to beat Intel's 6850K in multi-core workloads at almost half the price. Although the 1700 has great IPC it's somewhat limited by its relatively low (by Kaby Lake standards) clock speed which holds it back a little in both gaming and desktop workloads. For multi-core workstation use, the Ryzen 7 1700 represents the best value for money we have ever seen. [Mar '17 CPUPro]

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