Intel Core i7-5850EQ: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Core i7-5850EQ
Intel Core i7-5850EQ
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Year of release 2015
Performance 6.79


Intel started Intel Core i7-5850EQ sales 2 June 2015. This is Broadwell architecture notebook processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 8 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2700 MHz - 3400 MHz (1 core) and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is processor with a TDP of 47 Watt.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX.

General info

Of Core i7-5850EQ processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating923
Market segmentLaptop
SeriesIntel Core i7
Architecture codenameBroadwell (2015−2019)
Release date2 June 2015 (7 years ago)

Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)
Boost clock speed2.7 GHzof 5.5 (Core i9-12900KS)
Bus support5 GT/s
L2 cache1 MBof 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache6 MBof 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography14 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
64 bit support-
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-


Information on Core i7-5850EQ compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1 (Uniprocessor)of 8 (Opteron 842)
Thermal design power (TDP)47 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i7-5850EQ. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.


Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-5850EQ's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Maximum memory size32 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)


Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0
PCI Express lanes16of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i7-5850EQ. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i7-5850EQ 6.79
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Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

i7-5850EQ 7036

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i7-5850EQ. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 36 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i7-5850EQ performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook CPUs.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-5850EQ by AMD is Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U, which is slower by 1% and lower by 11 positions in our rating.

AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U

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Similar processors

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