Intel Core i7-6900K vs Intel Core i7-6850K

Intel Core i7-6900K
Intel Socket 2011-3DESKTOP
3200 MHz / Cores: 8 / May 2016
Intel Core i7-6900K

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

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i7-6900K
    123%
  • Intel Core i7-6850K
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i7-6900K
    100%
  • Intel Core i7-6850K
    101%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • Intel Core i7-6900K
    129%
  • Intel Core i7-6850K
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-6900K

Much higher multi threaded performance (around 29% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.
Around 23% higher average synthetic performance.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-6850K

None

Intel Core i7-6900K

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i7-6900K

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

Intel Core i7-6900K

Productivity

HWBench recommends Intel Core i7-6900K

Based on productivity benchmarks, overall multithreaded performance and theoretical specifications.



Specifications

Features

Intel Core i7-6900KIntel Core i7-6850K
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

Architecture

Intel Core i7-6900KIntel Core i7-6850K
ArchitectureIntel_BroadwellvsIntel_Broadwell
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR4
CodenameBroadwell-EvsBroadwell-E
Release DateMay 2016vsMay 2016

Cores

Intel Core i7-6900KIntel Core i7-6850K
Cores8vs6
Threads16vs12
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsNo

Cache

Intel Core i7-6900KIntel Core i7-6850K
L1 Cache32 KB (per core)vs32 KB (per core)
L2 Cache256 KB (per core)vs256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache20480 KB (shared)vs15360 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i7-6900KIntel Core i7-6850K
SocketIntel Socket 2011-3vsIntel Socket 2011-3
Max Case Temp72°Cvs72°C
Packagevs
Die Size0 mm²vs0 mm²
Process14 nmvs14 nm

Performance

Intel Core i7-6900KIntel Core i7-6850K
Cpu Frequency3200 MHzvs3600 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed3700 MHzvs3800 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltageunknownvsunknown
TDP140 Wvs140 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i7-6900K
    4144 points
  • Intel Core i7-6850K
    4256 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i7-6900K
    34406 points
  • Intel Core i7-6850K
    29030 points

Points - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

Rendering: POV-Ray 3.7

  • Intel Core i7-6900K
    3196
  • Intel Core i7-6850K
    2473

points per second - higher is better

7-zip

  • Intel Core i7-6900K
    43496
  • Intel Core i7-6850K
    33950

MIPS - higher is better

3D Particle Movement (Single Threaded)

  • Intel Core i7-6900K
    132.09
  • Intel Core i7-6850K
    134.72

points - higher is better

3D Particle Movement (Multi Threaded)

  • Intel Core i7-6900K
    1429.65
  • Intel Core i7-6850K
    1076.03

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • Intel Core i7-6900K
    1549
  • Intel Core i7-6850K
    1195

points - higher is better