Average Bench: 80.5% (49th of 1182)

more Based on 16,422 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000406F1, , 1FABFBFF000406F1, 0000000000000000, BFEBFBFF000406E3, 0F8BFBFF000406F1, 1F8BFBFF000406F1 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6850K CPU @ 3.60GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6850k CPU @ 3,80 GHz

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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Poor: 66%Average: 80.5% Great: 95%
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-6850K averaged just 19.4% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-6850K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 117Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 233Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6850K is 28.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-6850K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 894Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 721Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,422 samples)
Min Avg Max
99 1-Core 117 136
204 2-Core 233 269
82.3% 175 Pts
Min Avg Max
367 4-Core 455 536
606 8-Core 721 845
74.9% 588 Pts
Min Avg Max
779 64-Core 894 1,031
60% 894 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 141
2-Core 274
98% 208 Pts
4-Core 560
8-Core 853
91% 706 Pts
64-Core 1,092
73% 1,092 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 131
2-Core 261
92% 196 Pts
4-Core 491
8-Core 775
81% 633 Pts
64-Core 984
66% 984 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 119
2-Core 238
84% 178 Pts
4-Core 424
8-Core 604
67% 514 Pts
64-Core 806
54% 806 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 114
2-Core 210
77% 162 Pts
4-Core 399
8-Core 665
67% 532 Pts
64-Core 818
55% 818 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,544,432 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $628 @ launch in Jun '16
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Typical Core i7-6850K Builds (Compare 3,411 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 98%
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Desktop
Desktop 103%
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Workstation
Workstation 83%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $485

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-6850K Processor (15M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz)
Code NameBroadwell E
Launch DateQ2'16
Processor Numberi7-6850K
# of Cores6
# of Threads12
Cache15 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed3.6 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4 GHz
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP140 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsNone

Memory

Max Memory Size128 GB
Memory TypesDDR4 2400/2133
Memory Channels4
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
Max # of PCI Express Lanes40

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Turbo Boost 3.0 TechYes
Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
vPro TechNo
Smart Response TechYes

Package

Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedLGA2011-v3

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

Added 3 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

3 months ago.

I7 6850K ASUS STIX X99 32GB DDR4 PC 3000@3150 SLi EVGA 1080GTX SC @2114/5508 Raid 0 2 SSD HDs 480GB SATA 6GB need cpu like this to do the job right take over new i7 8700


Excellent

12 months ago.

Its got lots of OC'ing fun available!


Good

3 months ago.

one of the best upgrades to the i7 - 970 and after trying the AMD 1800X that came out recently.


Terrible

15 months ago.

work well more than anyother cpu


Good

9 months ago.

When Intel have ussually 4 core and Ryzen didnt exist, this CPU Will bé perfect, Yes price and TPD is too much,good motherboard is more expensive than other socket but performace is Very good! Overclock is not Very good potential, but without OC this CPU is still strong (my max is 4,4Ghz)


Good

3 years ago.


Average

24 months ago.

Ryzen slammed this CPU, but y'know, gotta have respect for people who still use this.


Terrible

23 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

23 months ago.

@ $300 it serves all my needs.


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