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CPU

Intel Core i7-6850K 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor

(21 Ratings, 4.8 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Intel

Part #

BX80671I76850K

Manufacturer

Intel

Core Count

6

Core Clock

3.6 GHz

Boost Clock

3.8 GHz

TDP

140 W

Series

Intel Core i7

Microarchitecture

Broadwell

Core Family

Broadwell-E

Socket

LGA2011-3

Integrated Graphics

None

ECC Support

No

Packaging

Boxed

Includes CPU Cooler

No

L1 Cache

  • 6 x 32 kB Instruction
  • 6 x 32 kB Data

L2 Cache

6 x 256 kB

L3 Cache

1 x 15 MB

Lithography

14 nm

Simultaneous Multithreading

Yes: Hyper-Threading

Price History

    Reviews

    hanzala29
    • 210 points
    • 34 months ago

    The Intel Core i7-6850K is a great processor. I was able to overclock this to 4.7 GHz but didnt want to keep it so high so I dropped it down to 4.3 GHz with very low voltage. If anyone is looking for simply 6 cores, go for the 6800K, its nearly the same. In fact I dont believe the price difference is justified in the least bit, thus the one less star. Nonetheless, I got it for a great deal so if you can get it for cheaper, jump on it.

    Charity
    • 197 points
    • 31 months ago

    Great processor, just what I needed for the build. 40 PCI-E lanes, allowing x16 for both of my 1080Tis. Also allows me to use the more enthusiast X99 Platform.

    PTjutsu
    • 125 points
    • 35 months ago

    from completed build StriX99

    Very pricey but 40 PCIe lanes (to fully utilize my SLI config), good overall performance and oc ability.

    jyml99
    • 45 points
    • 40 months ago

    Currently overclocked at 4.1GHz. Fast, stable, and cool, no complains here.

    Sonic4EVA
    • 41 points
    • 33 months ago

    from completed build Pikachu's Electro Ball

    This monster hexacore CPU from intel readily handles any multi-core applications I throw at it, mostly ProTools and my wife's AutoDESK/CAD software. 40x lanes of PCI-e help the motherboard run two graphics cards at 16x/16x. A slightly boosted clock and extra lanes pushes this CPU a little over the little brother, 6800k.

    ziggurat666
    • 37 points
    • 34 months ago

    It's a monster. I don't know what else could be said. I haven't even put utilization outside of stress to 40%. Makes me think it's time to grab some new software ;)

    jimlamb
    • 30 points
    • 33 months ago

    from completed build Longclaw

    I wanted a 6-core CPU and I was able to get the 6850K on sale for $500. I've attempted some overclocking, but I'm running it at stock speeds at the moment. Overall, it's been a terrific processor and having the extra cores is great for running virtual machines (or containers).

    Diegonfx
    • 30 points
    • 29 months ago

    from completed build Dream Build V 2.0

    Absolute beast, actually clocked really high and at a decent temperature

    jimlamb
    • 29 points
    • 30 months ago

    from completed build Longclaw (updated)

    I wanted a 6-core CPU and I was able to get the 6850K on sale for $500. I've attempted some overclocking, but I'm running it at stock speeds at the moment. Overall, it's been a terrific processor and having the extra cores is great for running virtual machines (or containers).

    livetorock13
    • 22 points
    • 35 months ago

    from completed build Little Red Toaster

    Amazing CPU for developers or enthusiasts that want to multitask like a boss!

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