Average Bench: 92.4% (42nd of 1158)

more Based on 12,295 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: 92.4% Great: 107%
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-6850K averaged just 7.5% 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 960Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 824Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6850K is 28.5%. 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 12,295 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.5 SC Int 112 129
95.1 SC Float 122 142
94.3 SC Mixed 116 137
93.2% 117 Pts
Min Avg Max
345 QC Int 434 511
385 QC Float 475 550
357 QC Mixed 454 532
103% 455 Pts
Min Avg Max
703 MC Int 824 955
817 MC Float 960 1,119
744 MC Mixed 893 1,036
133% 892 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 134
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 129
109% 137 Pts
QC Int 535
QC Float 587
QC Mixed 557
127% 560 Pts
MC Int 993
MC Float 1,154
MC Mixed 1,076
160% 1,074 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 120
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 119
91% 113 Pts
QC Int 456
QC Float 462
QC Mixed 474
105% 464 Pts
MC Int 835
MC Float 984
MC Mixed 909
136% 909 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 95.3
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 452
QC Float 496
QC Mixed 474
107% 474 Pts
MC Int 777
MC Float 962
MC Mixed 905
131% 881 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 98.8
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 407
QC Float 416
QC Mixed 356
89% 393 Pts
MC Int 717
MC Float 923
MC Mixed 890
126% 843 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,792,756 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $628 @ launch in Jun '16
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Typical Core i7-6850K Builds (Compare 3,212 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 111%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 113%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 99%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $485

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 103% - Outstanding Total price: $1,803

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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

27 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

10 months ago.

Its got lots of OC'ing fun available!


Good

1 month ago.

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


Terrible

12 months ago.

work well more than anyother cpu


Excellent

12 days ago.

very good cpu


Good

7 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.


Terrible

21 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

22 months ago.

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


Excellent

21 months ago.

@ $300 it serves all my needs.


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