Intel Core i7-6850K Pictured And Tested

It looks like someone over at OCN got their hands on an Intel Core i7-6850K processor and took no time in picturing it as well as running it through some tests. The Core i7-6850K is built for the Intel LGA2001v3 socket and is based on the 14nm “Broadwell-E” silicon. It features six cores, HyperThreading enabling 12 logical CPUs, 15 MB L3 cache, and a clock speed of 3.60 GHz.

Intel Core i7-6850K

The i7-6850K was installed in a system with a SRock X99 Extreme3 motherboard (running BIOS: P3.30), 16 GB of quad-channel DDR4-2133 memory, and a single GeForce GTX 980 Ti graphics card. It was compared to a Core i7-5820K processor running on the same setup. The i7-6850K was slightly (~1%) faster in a 3DMark FireStrike Benchmark test. However the CPU-intensive Physics score was 14.9% higher.


Moving on to something that is more CPU-intensive we have Cinebench R15, the i7-6850K had a 10% higher score. To test single-core performance the chip was run through SuperPi 32M, where the i7-6850K was able to crunch through it at 8m 27.854s compared to the i7-5820K at 8m 38.866s. The results are below.



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