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Intel Core i7-6850K @ 3.60GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i7-6850K @ 3.60GHz can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
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Is the Intel Core i7-6850K @ 3.60GHz Good for Gaming?

This is a fairly old CPU that is no longer competitive with newer CPUs. But this CPU contains 6 Cores and 12 Threads. Paired with a good videocard, is this CPU Good for Gaming? This CPU should be able to play most games, but may be a bottleneck on newer releases. [More ...]

Intel Core i7-6850K @ 3.60GHz


Class: Desktop

Socket: FCLGA2011-3

Clockspeed: 3.6 GHz

Turbo Speed: 4.0 GHz

Cores: 6 Threads: 12

Typical TDP: 140 W

Cache Size: L1: 256 KB, L2: 1.0 MB, L3: 15 MB

Other names: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6850K CPU @ 3.60GHz, Intel Core i7-6850K CPU @ 3.60GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q2 2016

CPUmark/$Price: 87.67

Overall Rank: 731

Last Price Change: $129.99 USD (2023-03-25)

Average CPU Mark

Single Thread Rating: 2410
Samples: 1256*
*Margin for error: Low

PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 14,404
Thread: 2,206

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i7-6850K @ 3.60GHz

Integer Math39,697 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math25,894 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers49 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting22 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption3,100 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression167.1 MBytes/Sec
Physics850 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions10,951 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread2,410 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 25th of March 2023.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i7-6850K @ 3.60GHz

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 24th of March 2023
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 24th of March 2023.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

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Pricing History

Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i7-6850K @ 3.60GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL1773297 - Mar 19 2023
BL1767185 - Mar 12 2023
BL1766237 - Mar 11 2023 [Overclocked]
BL1760295 - Mar 04 2023
BL1757893 - Mar 01 2023
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i7-6850K @ 3.60GHz
As of 26th of March 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i7-6850K @ 3.60GHz
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i7-6850K
13,980 (+22.7%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G vs Intel Core i7-6850K
8,740 (-23.3%)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X vs Intel Core i7-6850K
13,072 (+14.7%)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 vs Intel Core i7-6850K
12,305 (+8.0%)
Intel Core i5-10400 @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i7-6850K
12,254 (+7.5%)
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 vs Intel Core i7-6850K
11,646 (+2.2%)
Intel Core i7-6800K @ 3.40GHz vs Intel Core i7-6850K
10,763 (-5.5%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3400G vs Intel Core i7-6850K
9,316 (-18.3%)
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X vs Intel Core i7-6850K
9,101 (-20.1%)
Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz vs Intel Core i7-6850K
8,944 (-21.5%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 vs Intel Core i7-6850K
13,234 (+16.1%)
Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.00GHz vs Intel Core i7-6850K
12,707 (+11.5%)

Is the Intel Core i7-6850K @ 3.60GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 26th of March 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
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Intel Core i7-6850K @ 3.60GHz