Average Bench: 92.7% (35th of 1143)

more Based on 11,500 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: 79%Average: 92.7% Great: 108%
Gaming
Gaming 93%
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Desktop
Desktop 90%
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Workstation
Workstation 81%
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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-6850K averaged just 7.2% 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 973Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 835Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6850K is 29.2%. 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 117Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 11,500 samples)
Min Avg Max
94.4 SC Int 112 131
97.6 SC Float 123 144
98.9 SC Mixed 117 138
93.9% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
346 QC Int 434 513
388 QC Float 475 561
366 QC Mixed 454 537
103% 454 Pts
Min Avg Max
717 MC Int 835 968
832 MC Float 973 1,125
764 MC Mixed 906 1,051
135% 905 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 115
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 121
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 470
QC Mixed 490
105% 464 Pts
MC Int 867
MC Float 956
MC Mixed 922
137% 915 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 95.4
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 99.8
80% 101 Pts
QC Int 402
QC Float 445
QC Mixed 430
96% 426 Pts
MC Int 893
MC Float 1,041
MC Mixed 969
145% 968 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,814,466 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $628 @ launch in Jun '16
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Typical Core i7-6850K Builds (Compare 2,468 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 111%
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Desktop 113%
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Workstation
Workstation 99%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $485

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $1,821

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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

3 months ago.

Its got lots of OC'ing fun available!


Excellent

5 months ago.

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


Terrible

6 months ago.

work well more than anyother cpu


Good

21 days 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

14 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

15 months ago.

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


Excellent

15 months ago.

@ $300 it serves all my needs.


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