Average Bench: 92.3% (38th of 1146)

more Based on 11,346 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: 77%Average: 92.3% Great: 108%
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-6850K averaged just 7.7% 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

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 972Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 831Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6850K is 30.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-6850K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 112Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 116Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,346 samples)
Min Avg Max
94.3 SC Int 112 131
94 SC Float 121 143
95.8 SC Mixed 116 136
93.2% 116 Pts
Min Avg Max
344 QC Int 433 512
388 QC Float 476 568
367 QC Mixed 452 535
103% 454 Pts
Min Avg Max
719 MC Int 831 951
846 MC Float 972 1,108
782 MC Mixed 908 1,043
135% 904 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 119
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 460
QC Float 498
QC Mixed 473
108% 477 Pts
MC Int 830
MC Float 965
MC Mixed 912
135% 903 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 112
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 119
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 456
QC Float 462
QC Mixed 464
104% 460 Pts
MC Int 850
MC Float 983
MC Mixed 923
137% 919 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 120
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 446
QC Float 480
QC Mixed 433
103% 453 Pts
MC Int 660
MC Float 908
MC Mixed 908
123% 825 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 112
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 350
QC Float 404
QC Mixed 365
84% 373 Pts
MC Int 772
MC Float 898
MC Mixed 821
124% 831 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 112
SC Float 92.4
SC Mixed 104
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 328
QC Float 393
QC Mixed 368
82% 363 Pts
MC Int 660
MC Float 858
MC Mixed 823
116% 781 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $628 @ launch in Jun '16
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Typical Core i7-6850K Builds (Compare 2,777 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
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Desktop
Desktop 113%
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Workstation
Workstation 100%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $485

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $1,996

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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 2 years ago.

Excellent

6 months ago.

Its got lots of OC'ing fun available!


Excellent

7 months ago.

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


Terrible

8 months ago.

work well more than anyother cpu


Good

3 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

2 years ago.


Terrible

17 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

18 months ago.

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


Excellent

17 months ago.

@ $300 it serves all my needs.


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