Intel Core i7-6850K vs Intel Core i7-7700K

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

Intel Core i7-7700K
3600 MHz / Cores: 4 / Sep 2016
Intel Core i7-7700K Intel Socket 1151
Type: Desktop

Summary

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-6850K

Higher theoretical multi-threaded performance, based on raw specifications plus core architecture.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-7700K

45 watts lower power draw.
Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the Intel Core i7-6850K.
Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on raw specifications plus core architecture.

Intel Core i7-7700K

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i7-7700K

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

No winner

Productivity

No clear winner declared


Specifications

Features

Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i7-7700K
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 i7-7700K
Architecture Intel_Broadwell vs Intel_Kabylake
Market Desktop vs Desktop
Memory Support DDR4 vs DDR4
Codename Broadwell-E vs Kaby Lake
Release Date May 2016 vs Sep 2016

Cores

Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i7-7700K
Cores 6 vs 4
Threads 12 vs 8
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics No vs HD Graphics

Cache

Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i7-7700K
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 8192 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i7-7700K
Socket Intel Socket 2011-3 vs Intel Socket 1151
Max Case Temp 72°C vs 72°C
Package vs
Die Size 0 mm² vs 0 mm²
Process 14 nm vs 14 nm

Performance

Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i7-7700K
Cpu Frequency 3600 MHz vs 4200 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 3800 MHz vs 4500 MHz
Base Clock 100 MHz vs 100 MHz
Voltage unknown vs unknown
TDP 140 W vs 95 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i7-6850K
    4446 points
  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    5670 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i7-6850K
    30326 points
  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    25401 points

Points - higher is better