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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.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
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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

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q2 2016

CPUmark/$Price: 59.85

Overall Rank: 671

Last Price Change: $190.36 USD (2022-11-29)

Average CPU Mark

Single Thread Rating: 2410
Samples: 1235*
*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 Math39,786 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math25,947 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers49 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting22 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption3,089 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression167.2 MBytes/Sec
Physics848 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions10,972 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread2,410 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 29th of November 2022.

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

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 25th of November 2022
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 25th of November 2022.
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

Popular comparisons for Intel Core i7-6850K @ 3.60GHz
As of 30th of November 2022 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i7-6850K @ 3.60GHz
Intel Core i7-6800K @ 3.40GHz vs Intel Core i7-6850K
10,769 (-5.5%)
Intel Core i7-8700 @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i7-6850K
12,980 (+13.9%)
Intel Core i5-10400 @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i7-6850K
12,300 (+8.0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3400G vs Intel Core i7-6850K
9,327 (-18.1%)
Intel Core i7-7700 @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i7-6850K
8,648 (-24.1%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X vs Intel Core i7-6850K
14,011 (+23.0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 vs Intel Core i7-6850K
13,244 (+16.2%)
Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.00GHz vs Intel Core i7-6850K
12,686 (+11.3%)
Intel Core i5-8400 @ 2.80GHz vs Intel Core i7-6850K
9,239 (-18.9%)
Intel Core i5-10600 @ 3.30GHz vs Intel Core i7-6850K
13,789 (+21.0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 1600X vs Intel Core i7-6850K
13,071 (+14.7%)
Intel Core i5-10500 @ 3.10GHz vs Intel Core i7-6850K
12,934 (+13.5%)

Is the Intel Core i7-6850K @ 3.60GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 30th of November 2022 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-13900K
Intel Core i9-13900KF
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
Intel Core i7-13700K
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
Intel Core i5-13600K
Intel Core i5-13600KF
Intel Core i9-12900KS
Intel Core i7-13700KF
AMD Ryzen 5 7600X
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X
Intel Core i9-12900K
Intel Core i7-6850K @ 3.60GHz