IntelBX80671I76850K
AMDYD180XBCAEWOF

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 96,367 user samples
16,012 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 96th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
80,355 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 210th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
85.2 % Faster effective speed.
+12%
76 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
87.6 Pts Lower memory latency.
+19%
73.7 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
115 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+6%
108 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
230 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+8%
213 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
446 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+6%
420 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
716 Pts 776 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+8%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.7 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+17%
81.9 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
133 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+14%
117 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
263 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+14%
231 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
522 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+14%
458 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
823 Pts 884 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+7%
Market Share
Based on 44,119,524 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % 0.12 % Hugely higher market share.
+200%
Value
Value For Money
78.8 % Slightly better value.
+9%
72.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % 66 % More popular.
+12%
Price
Price (score)
$370 $335 Slightly cheaper.
+9%
Age
Newest
60 Months 51 Months More recent.
+15%
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 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1023 Pts 1303 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+27%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
891 Pts 1194 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+34%
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 7 1800X is AMD's flagship Ryzen CPU. Clocked at 3.6 GHz with a turbo frequency of 4.0 GHz (stock) this chip offers a staggering level of multi-core performance. Comparing the 1800X with the Intel i7-6850K shows that the 1800X delivers 25% more multi-core throughput than its more expensive counterpart. Historically AMD's CPU architecture has had a much lower IPC than Intel's and consequently Intel have dominated the CPU market since 2009. Comparing IPC between Intel's Kaby Lake and Ryzen shows a maximum gap of just 9%. A very welcome shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as the remaining Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 models are rolled out. For now the 1800X offers workstation users similar processing power to a $1,000 i7-6900K at half the price. [Mar '17 CPUPro]

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