Intel Core i7-6850K Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i7-6850K is a 6 core processor. It can handle 12 threads simultaneously and was introduced in Q2/2016. The Intel Core i7-6850K is based on the 6. generation of the Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition series and requires a mainboard with the socket LGA 2011-3. The Intel Core i7-6850K scores 1,116 points with one CPU core in the Geekbench 5 benchmark. When using all CPU cores, the result is 6,711 points.
Intel Core i7-6850K

CPU lineage

Here you can see which group the Intel Core i7-6850K belongs to and which processor is the predecessor of the Intel Core i7-6850K.

Name: Intel Core i7-6850K
Family: Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition (24)
CPU group: Intel Core i 6000 (24)
Architecture: Skylake S
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 6
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The 6 CPU cores of the Intel Core i7-6850K clock with 3.60 GHz (3.80 GHz). The number of CPU cores and the clock frequency of the processor are largely responsible for the overall performance.

CPU Cores / Threads: 6 / 12
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 6x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 3.60 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.80 GHz
Turbo Frequency (6 Cores): --

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i7-6850K supports up to 128 GB memory in up to 4 (Quad Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum memory bandwidth of 76.8 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR4-2400
76.8 GB/s
Max. Memory: 128 GB
Memory channels: 4 (Quad Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 40
PCIe Bandwidth: 39.4 GB/s

Thermal Management

With the TDP, the processor manufacturer specifies the cooling solution required for the processor. The Intel Core i7-6850K has a TDP of 140 W.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 140 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 100 °C

Technical details

The Intel Core i7-6850K has a 15.00 MB large cache. The processor is manufactured in 14 nm. Modern production increases the efficiency of the processor.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 2011-3
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 15.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
Release date: Q2/2016
Release price: 628 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i7-6850K have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i5-9400H Intel Core i5-9400H
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
1119
Intel Core i7-10510U Intel Core i7-10510U
4C 8T @ 4.80 GHz
1118
Intel Core i7-9850HE Intel Core i7-9850HE
6C 12T @ 4.40 GHz
1118
Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i7-6850K
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
1116
Apple A12 Bionic Apple A12 Bionic
6C 6T @ 2.49 GHz
1116
Intel Core i5-1035G4 Intel Core i5-1035G4
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
1116
Intel Core i5-1035G7 Intel Core i5-1035G7
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
1116

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i5-11260H Intel Core i5-11260H
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
6745
Intel Core i7-9700 Intel Core i7-9700
8C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
6714
Intel Core i7-9700F Intel Core i7-9700F
8C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
6714
Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i7-6850K
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
6711
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
6693
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650GE AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650GE
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
6682
AMD EPYC 7551P AMD EPYC 7551P
32C 64T @ 2.55 GHz
6676

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i5-7600 Intel Core i5-7600
4C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
1307
Intel Xeon E3-1271 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1271 v3
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1307
Intel Core i7-10510U Intel Core i7-10510U
4C 8T @ 4.80 GHz
1304
Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i7-6850K
6C 12T @ 3.80 GHz
1302
AMD EPYC 7402 AMD EPYC 7402
24C 48T @ 3.35 GHz
1299
Intel Core i3-7350K Intel Core i3-7350K
2C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
1298
Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh) Valve Steam Deck (2023 Refresh)
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
1296

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i5-9600K Intel Core i5-9600K
6C 6T @ 4.30 GHz
6244
Intel Core i5-9600KF Intel Core i5-9600KF
6C 6T @ 4.30 GHz
6244
Intel Core i5-11400H Intel Core i5-11400H
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
6237
Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i7-6850K
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
6214
Intel Core i7-1265UL Intel Core i7-1265UL
10C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
6214
AMD Ryzen 7 5825C AMD Ryzen 7 5825C
8C 16T @ 2.80 GHz
6214
AMD Ryzen 5 5600HS AMD Ryzen 5 5600HS
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
6210

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Core i5-10500H Intel Core i5-10500H
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
11520
Intel Core i7-9850HE Intel Core i7-9850HE
6C 12T @ 2.70 GHz
11451
Intel Xeon E-2186M Intel Xeon E-2186M
6C 12T @ 2.90 GHz
11448
Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i7-6850K
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
11397
Intel Core i3-11100B Intel Core i3-11100B
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
11357
Intel Core i3-1215U Intel Core i3-1215U
6C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
11350
Intel Core i7-9850H Intel Core i7-9850H
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
11347

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
Apple M2 Apple M2
8C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
277
Apple M2 (8-GPU) Apple M2 (8-GPU)
8C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
277
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
278.4
Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i7-6850K
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
279.7
Intel Core i7-9700KF Intel Core i7-9700KF
8C 8T @ 4.60 GHz
288.4
Intel Xeon E5-2643 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2643 v4
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
290.2
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
292.5

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
3593
Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6C 12T @ 2.90 GHz
3551
Intel Core i5-10400F Intel Core i5-10400F
6C 12T @ 2.90 GHz
3548
Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i7-6850K
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
3480
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750U
8C 16T @ 1.70 GHz
3446
Intel Xeon E5-1650 v4 Intel Xeon E5-1650 v4
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
3425
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
3367

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