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

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

Intel Core i7-5820K
3600 MHz / Cores: 6 / Sep 2014
Intel Core i7-5820KIntel 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 i7-6850KIntel 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 i7-6850KIntel Core i7-5820K
ArchitectureIntel_BroadwellvsIntel_Haswell
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameBroadwell-EvsHaswell-E
Release DateMay 2016vsSep 2014

Cores

Intel Core i7-6850KIntel Core i7-5820K
Cores6vs6
Threads12vs12
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsNo

Cache

Intel Core i7-6850KIntel Core i7-5820K
L1 Cache32 KB (per core)vs64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache256 KB (per core)vs256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache15360 KB (shared)vs15360 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i7-6850KIntel Core i7-5820K
SocketIntel Socket 2011-3vsIntel Socket 2011-3
Max Case Temp72°Cvsunknown
Packagevs
Die Size0 mm²vs356 mm²
Process14 nmvs22 nm

Performance

Intel Core i7-6850KIntel Core i7-5820K
Cpu Frequency3600 MHzvs3300 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed3800 MHzvs3600 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltageunknownvsunknown
TDP140 Wvs140 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i7-6850K
    4256 points
  • Intel Core i7-5820K
    4032 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i7-6850K
    29030 points
  • Intel Core i7-5820K
    26611 points

Points - higher is better