Intel Core i7-6850K vs Intel Core i7-5820K

Intel Core i7-6850K
3600 MHz / Cores: 6 / May 2016
Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Socket 2011-3
Type: Desktop

Intel Core i7-5820K
3600 MHz / Cores: 6 / Sep 2014
Intel Core i7-5820K Intel Socket 2011-3
Type: Desktop

Summary

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-6850K

This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).
Higher theoretical single-threaded performance, based on raw specifications plus core architecture.
Higher theoretical multi-threaded performance, based on raw specifications plus core architecture.
Higher overall performance, based on specifications plus core architecture.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-5820K

None

Intel Core i7-6850K

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i7-6850K

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

No winner

Productivity

No clear winner declared


Specifications

Features

Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i7-5820K
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4.2
AVX
AVX2
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
VT-d
HTT
AES-NI
TXT
CLMUL
FMA3
F16C
BMI1
BMI2
Boost 2.0
TSX

Architecture

Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i7-5820K
Architecture Intel_Broadwell vs Intel_Haswell
Market Desktop vs Desktop
Memory Support DDR4 vs DDR4
Codename Broadwell-E vs Haswell-E
Release Date May 2016 vs Sep 2014

Cores

Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i7-5820K
Cores 6 vs 6
Threads 12 vs 12
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics No vs No

Cache

Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i7-5820K
L1 Cache 32 KB (per core) vs 64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache 256 KB (per core) vs 256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache 15360 KB (shared) vs 15360 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i7-5820K
Socket Intel Socket 2011-3 vs Intel Socket 2011-3
Max Case Temp 72°C vs unknown
Package vs
Die Size 0 mm² vs 356 mm²
Process 14 nm vs 22 nm

Performance

Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i7-5820K
Cpu Frequency 3600 MHz vs 3300 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 3800 MHz vs 3600 MHz
Base Clock 100 MHz vs 100 MHz
Voltage unknown vs unknown
TDP 140 W vs 140 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i7-6850K
    4446 points
  • Intel Core i7-5820K
    4032 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i7-6850K
    30326 points
  • Intel Core i7-5820K
    26611 points

Points - higher is better