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

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

Intel Core i7-7700K
3600 MHz / Cores: 4 / Sep 2016
Intel Core i7-7700KIntel 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 i7-6850KIntel 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 i7-6850KIntel Core i7-7700K
ArchitectureIntel_BroadwellvsIntel_Kabylake
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameBroadwell-EvsKaby Lake
Release DateMay 2016vsSep 2016

Cores

Intel Core i7-6850KIntel Core i7-7700K
Cores6vs4
Threads12vs8
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsHD Graphics

Cache

Intel Core i7-6850KIntel Core i7-7700K
L1 Cache32 KB (per core)vs64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache256 KB (per core)vs256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache15360 KB (shared)vs8192 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i7-6850KIntel Core i7-7700K
SocketIntel Socket 2011-3vsIntel Socket 1151
Max Case Temp72°Cvs72°C
Packagevs
Die Size0 mm²vs0 mm²
Process14 nmvs14 nm

Performance

Intel Core i7-6850KIntel Core i7-7700K
Cpu Frequency3600 MHzvs4200 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed3800 MHzvs4500 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltageunknownvsunknown
TDP140 Wvs95 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i7-6850K
    4256 points
  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    5400 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i7-6850K
    29030 points
  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    24192 points

Points - higher is better