Intel Core i7-6850K

Intel Core i7-6850K

About processor

The Intel Core i7-6850K is a powerful processor designed for desktop use. With a code name of Broadwell E and built on 14 nm technology, this processor features 6 total cores and 12 threads, making it well-suited for multitasking and demanding computing tasks. With a performance-core base frequency of 3.6 GHz and a max turbo frequency of 3.8 GHz, the i7-6850K offers fast and responsive performance. The large 15MB L3 cache further enhances its ability to handle complex workloads efficiently. With a TDP of 140W, this processor may require adequate cooling to operate optimally. However, the increased power consumption is justified by the impressive performance it delivers. The Geekbench 6 benchmarks reveal a single-core score of 986 and a multi-core score of 3877, highlighting the processor's capability to handle both single-threaded and multi-threaded tasks with ease. In conclusion, the Intel Core i7-6850K is an excellent choice for users in need of a high-performance desktop processor. Whether for gaming, content creation, or heavy multitasking, this processor offers the power and efficiency to handle a wide range of demanding applications.


Label Name
Launch Date
May 2016
Model Name
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Code Name
Broadwell E

CPU Specifications

Total Cores
Cores is a hardware term that describes the number of independent central processing units in a single computing component (die or chip).
Total Threads
Where applicable, Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology is only available on Performance-cores.
Performance-core Base Frequency
3.6 GHz
Performance-core Max Turbo Frequency
Maximum P-core turbo frequency derived from Intel® Turbo Boost Technology.
3.8 GHz
L1 Cache
32K per core
L2 Cache
256K per core
L3 Cache
15MB shared
CPU Socket
The socket is the component that provides the mechanical and electrical connections between the processor and motherboard.
Lithography refers to the semiconductor technology used to manufacture an integrated circuit, and is reported in nanometer (nm), indicative of the size of features built on the semiconductor.
14 nm
140 W
Instruction Set
The instruction set is a hard program stored inside the CPU that guides and optimizes CPU operations. With these instruction sets, the CPU can run more efficiently. There are many manufacturers that design CPUs, which results in different instruction sets, such as the 8086 instruction set for the Intel camp and the RISC instruction set for the ARM camp. x86, ARM v8, and MIPS are all codes for instruction sets. Instruction sets can be extended; for example, x86 added 64-bit support to create x86-64. Manufacturers developing CPUs that are compatible with a certain instruction set need authorization from the instruction set patent holder. A typical example is Intel authorizing AMD, enabling the latter to develop CPUs compatible with the x86 instruction set.

Memory Specifications

Memory Type
Intel® processors come in four different types: Single Channel, Dual Channel, Triple Channel, and Flex Mode. Maximum supported memory speed may be lower when populating multiple DIMMs per channel on products that support multiple memory channels.
Max Memory Size
Max memory size refers to the maximum memory capacity supported by the processor.
Memory Channels
The number of memory channels refers to the bandwidth operation for real world application.
Max Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory bandwidth is the maximum rate at which data can be read from or stored into a semiconductor memory by the processor (in GB/s).
76.8 GB/s

GPU Specifications

Integrated Graphics Model
An integrated GPU refers to the graphics core that is integrated into the CPU processor. Leveraging the processor's powerful computational capabilities and intelligent power efficiency management, it delivers outstanding graphics performance and a smooth application experience at a lower power consumption.


Cinebench R23
Single Core Score
Cinebench R23
Multi Core Score
Geekbench 6
Single Core Score
Geekbench 6
Multi Core Score
Geekbench 5
Single Core Score
Geekbench 5
Multi Core Score
Passmark CPU
Single Core Score
Passmark CPU
Multi Core Score

Compared to Other CPU

Cinebench R23 Single Core
1040 +3.2%
1036 +2.8%
Cinebench R23 Multi Core
7571 +5.3%
7472 +3.9%
6561 -8.7%
5615 -21.9%
Geekbench 6 Single Core
993 +0.7%
989 +0.3%
984 -0.2%
Geekbench 6 Multi Core
3905 +0.7%
3890 +0.3%
3872 -0.1%
Geekbench 5 Single Core
989 +0.1%
Geekbench 5 Multi Core
5882 +0%
5878 -0.1%
Passmark CPU Single Core
2417 +0.2%
2416 +0.2%
2411 -0%
2410 -0.1%
Passmark CPU Multi Core
11523 +0.5%
11499 +0.3%
11454 -0.1%
11454 -0.1%