Average Bench: 86.9% (57th of 1258)

more Based on 17,721 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]

Poor: 78%Average: 86.9% Great: 96%
Gaming
Gaming 87%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 77%
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Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-6850K averaged just 13.1% 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. Memory Latency 90Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 116Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6850K is just 18.1%. 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 891Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 722Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,721 samples)
Min Avg Max
81 Memory 90 96.4
97.9 1-Core 116 135
201 2-Core 232 267
84.6% 146 Pts
Min Avg Max
371 4-Core 451 526
613 8-Core 722 843
74.6% 586 Pts
Min Avg Max
746 64-Core 891 1,029
59.8% 891 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.5
1-Core 123
2-Core 249
90% 156 Pts
4-Core 463
8-Core 785
79% 624 Pts
64-Core 970
65% 970 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.3
1-Core 113
2-Core 216
83% 141 Pts
4-Core 473
8-Core 721
77% 597 Pts
64-Core 864
58% 864 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.5
1-Core 116
2-Core 234
86% 148 Pts
4-Core 475
8-Core 752
78% 613 Pts
64-Core 909
61% 909 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.6
1-Core 118
2-Core 244
83% 147 Pts
4-Core 466
8-Core 733
76% 599 Pts
64-Core 911
61% 911 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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 Prices

Approx. $628 @ launch in Jun '16
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Typical Core i7-6850K Builds (Compare 632 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 96%
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Desktop 93%
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Workstation
Workstation 86%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $485

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $1,776

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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 4 years ago.

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5 days 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

24 months ago.

Its got lots of OC'ing fun available!


Terrible

3 months ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

work well more than anyother cpu


Good

4 years ago.


Good

20 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)


Average

2 years ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

10 months ago.

When on stock were just only I7 7700k and some FX from AMD ........ This was be better multicore CPU.... I7 7700k have higher clock and AMD have more cores but this have 6cores have nice 1 core performace (not better than 7700K) but have more cores,and solder IHS ..... AMD have more cores but 1 core performace is.....poor and I chose this....After years AMD released Ryzen and that CPU will be very similar with this,but price on Ryzen will be better


Excellent

2 years ago.

@ $300 it serves all my needs.


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