Real World Speed
Performance profile from 17,501 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
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
81.1 % 89.9 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+11%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts 132 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+13%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
233 Pts 260 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+12%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
459 Pts 505 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+10%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
728 Pts 813 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+12%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
135 Pts 142 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+5%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
270 Pts 282 Pts +4%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
536 Pts 556 Pts +4%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
860 Pts 914 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+6%
Market Share
Based on 23,840,387 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
82 % 168 % Hugely more popular.
+105%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % 1.61 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,591%
Price
Price (score)
$400 252 USD Much cheaper.
+58%
Value
Value For Money
73.4 % 95.8 % Much better value.
+31%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts 81.7 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+71%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6.44 cores Slightly higher core count.
+7%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Higher thread count.
+17%
10.2 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 12.2 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+15%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +2% 3.54 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.48 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+12%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1038 Pts 1,095 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+6%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
902 Pts 995 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+10%
Age
Newest
43 Months 13.9 Months Hugely more recent.
+210%
Series
CPU Architecture
Broadwell-E   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA2011-V3   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
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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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2020 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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