IntelBX80671I76850K
IntelBX80684I39100F

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

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4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q2 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 27,586 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
10,085 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 66th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
81.1 % +1% 79.9 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts 121 Pts +3%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
233 Pts 239 Pts +3%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
459 Pts +3% 447 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
728 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+61%
451 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
135 Pts +5% 129 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
270 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+6%
254 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
536 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+10%
488 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
860 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+76%
488 Pts
Market Share
Based on 23,840,387 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % 0.41 % Hugely higher market share.
+583%
Value
Value For Money
73.4 % 113 % Much better value.
+53%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
82 % 163 % Hugely more popular.
+99%
Price
Price (score)
$400 $80 Hugely cheaper.
+80%
Age
Newest
43 Months 9 Months Much more recent.
+79%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+54%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
4 threads
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 4.2 GHz +5%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1038 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+111%
492 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
902 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+99%
453 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Broadwell-E Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA2011-V3 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'16 Q2'19
Cache
Cache
15 MB 6 MB SmartCache
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
128 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4 2400/2133 DDR4-2400
Memory Channels
Max # of Memory Channels
4 2
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
No Yes
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
40 16

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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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Intel’s Core i3-9100F is a quad-core 9th generation Coffee Lake desktop processor. It features base / boost clocks of 3.6 / 4.2 GHz, 6 MB of cache, a 65W TDP and it ships with a cooler. Gamers should pair the 9100F with a Z390 motherboard and unlock higher XMP RAM speeds. This will deliver up to a 15% fps boost which is well worth it considering that many Z390 boards are available for around $100 USD (here is one of the builds from our EFps test lab). The 9100F has great single core performance coupled with a strong memory sub system. This enables it to deliver excellent all round performance, easily holding its own against far pricier CPUs for the majority of use cases. The heavily hyped 12 threaded 6 core Ryzen 3600 barely pulls ahead in any of the top five games[Oct '19 CPUPro]

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