IntelBX80671I76850K
AMDYD170XBCAEWOF

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 94,465 user samples
17,037 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 61st / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
77,428 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 65% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 65% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 105th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
81 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+12%
72.6 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+11%
105 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
233 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+12%
208 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
459 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+12%
410 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
731 Pts 767 Pts +5%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+18%
116 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
273 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+19%
230 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
546 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+18%
461 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
861 Pts 895 Pts +4%
Market Share
Based on 22,645,051 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.07 % 0.34 % Hugely higher market share.
+386%
Value
Value For Money
73.3 % 83.8 % Slightly better value.
+14%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
83 % 122 % Much more popular.
+47%
Price
Price (score)
$400 $165 Much cheaper.
+59%
Age
Newest
42 Months 33 Months More recent.
+21%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts 95 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
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 Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+5%
3.8 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1055 Pts 1303 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+24%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
904 Pts 1155 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+28%
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 1700X isn't due for release until next week but two of our users has already submitted benchmarks. Comparing the quad and single core scores from our samples shows a relative 4.3% boost on the single core score so it’s possible that turbo wasn’t fully engaged (12% turbo boost expected). These preliminary results are seriously impressive as they put Zen’s IPC between 0% and 9% below Intel’s Kaby Lake. Even in the worst case scenario these results are still impressive. Comparing Intel’s $1,000 6900K and the 1700X shows that AMD delivers comparable performance for half the price! A shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as Zen rolls out. If Ryzen CPUs can overclock to 4.6+ GHz they will likely dominate the entire market putting a very welcome end to the monotonous tick-tock of recent years. [Feb '17 CPUPro]

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