Average Bench: 79.9% (64th of 1206)

more Based on 18,690 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: 68%Average: 79.9% Great: 93%
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-6850K averaged 20.1% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 116Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 231Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6850K is 25.9%. 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 892Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 718Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,690 samples)
Min Avg Max
96.5 1-Core 116 135
189 2-Core 231 268
81.6% 173 Pts
Min Avg Max
362 4-Core 451 534
600 8-Core 718 847
74.4% 585 Pts
Min Avg Max
777 64-Core 892 1,038
59.9% 892 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 3.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 123
2-Core 241
86% 182 Pts
4-Core 469
8-Core 732
77% 600 Pts
64-Core 842
56% 842 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 123
2-Core 213
81% 168 Pts
4-Core 475
8-Core 752
78% 613 Pts
64-Core 916
61% 916 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 124
2-Core 244
87% 184 Pts
4-Core 426
8-Core 747
74% 586 Pts
64-Core 912
61% 912 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 115
2-Core 208
77% 162 Pts
4-Core 450
8-Core 689
73% 569 Pts
64-Core 852
57% 852 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 93.7
2-Core 234
74% 164 Pts
4-Core 444
8-Core 635
70% 539 Pts
64-Core 858
58% 858 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $628 @ launch in Jun '16
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Typical Core i7-6850K Builds (Compare 4,117 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 99%
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Desktop
Desktop 101%
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Workstation
Workstation 82%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $485

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $1,789

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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.

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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

19 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

22 months ago.

work well more than anyother cpu


Good

3 years ago.


Good

16 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

5 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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