Intel Core i7-6850K: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i7-6850K

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i7-6850K sales 31 May 2016 at a recommended price of $475. This is Broadwell-E architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 6 cores and 12 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4000 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA2011-3 processor with a TDP of 140 Watt and a maximum temperature of 72 °C. It supports DDR4-2400, DDR4-2133 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 14.22 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.

General info

Of Core i7-6850K processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
13.53
 
Type
Desktop
 
Architecture codename
Broadwell-E
 
Release date
31 May 2016
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$475
 
Price now
$441
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i7-6850K's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-6850K's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
6
 
Number of threads
12
 
Base frequency
3.6 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Maximum frequency
4 GHz
 
L1 cache
32 KB (per core)
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
of 8192 (FX-8350)
L3 cache
15 MB (shared)
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
of 105 (Core i7-5557U)
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-6850K compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
Socket
FCLGA2011-3
 
Power consumption (TDP)
140 Watt
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-6850K. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
-
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
Idle States
+
 
Smart Response
+
 
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
+
 

Security technologies

Core i7-6850K technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-6850K are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 
EPT
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-6850K.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2400, DDR4-2133
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size
128 GB
 
Max memory channels
4
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i7-6850K's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
40
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-6850K. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

14.22

Passmark

11563

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

15290

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i7-6850K. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
9.9 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i7-6850K is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i7-6850K performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-6850K from AMD is Ryzen 5 1600, which is faster by 8% and higher by 19 positions in our rating.

User rating

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