IntelBX80671I76850K
IntelBX80684I99900K

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

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8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 143,276 user samples
17,379 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% 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: 94%
SPEED RANK: 60th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
125,897 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 4th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 100%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
81.3 % 99.3 % Faster effective speed.
+22%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts 144 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+22%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
234 Pts 285 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+22%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
461 Pts 561 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+22%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
730 Pts 1049 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+44%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts 155 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+13%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
271 Pts 309 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+14%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
537 Pts 618 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+15%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
863 Pts 1214 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+41%
Market Share
Based on 24,159,080 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % 1.48 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,367%
Value
Value For Money
72.4 % 84.5 % Better value.
+17%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
82 % 165 % Hugely more popular.
+101%
Price
Price (score)
$425 Slightly cheaper.
+15%
$500
Age
Newest
43 Months 15 Months Much more recent.
+65%
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 5 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+25%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1039 Pts 1667 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+60%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
904 Pts 1494 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+65%
Series
CPU Architecture
Broadwell-E Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA2011-V3 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'16 Q4'18
Cache
Cache
15 MB 16 MB SmartCache
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
N/A $488.00 - $499.00
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
128 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4 2400/2133 DDR4-2666
Memory Channels
Max # of Memory Channels
4 2
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
None Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes
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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The Intel i9-9900K is an 8 core, 16 thread, unlocked 9th generation Coffee Lake processor. It has a base / boost clocks of 3.6 / 4.7 GHz and a single-core boost of 5.0 GHz (the highest frequency achieved yet from this class of Intel CPU). It features 16 MB of cache, a 95W TDP and Intel UHD 630 graphics. The 9900K is compatible with the new Z390 chipset, and subject to a BIOS update, is also compatible with the older Z370 chipset. Aimed at users who do not wish to compromise, the i9-9900K offers the best gaming and desktop experience available at any price. Heavy workstation users should consider the Ryzen 9 3900X which is similarly priced. Comparing the overclocked 3900X shows that it is just 10% worse for gaming and desktop (sub octa-core) but around 40% better for 64-core computations. Gamers should consider the 9700K which offers identical overclocked gaming performance at a $100 USD discount. [Oct '18 CPUPro]

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