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

( 4.8 Average / 20 Ratings )




Part #


Data Width




Operating Frequency

3.6 GHz

Turbo Frequency

3.8 GHz



L1 Cache

6 x 32 kB Instruction
6 x 32 kB Data

L2 Cache

6 x 256 kB

L3 Cache

1 x 15 MB


14 nm

Thermal Design Power

140 W

Includes CPU Cooler


Simultaneous Multithreading

Yes: Hyper-Threading

Integrated Graphics


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Price History (Excluding Tax) History:


jyml99 46 points 33 months ago

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

livetorock13 22 points 27 months ago
from completed build Little Red Toaster

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

RickySanchez 13 points 27 months ago
from completed build The Rig

Great processor, overclocked to 4.0 GHz

PTjutsu 126 points 27 months ago
from completed build StriX99

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

Mshad 10 points 27 months ago
from completed build Silent Gaming Desktop

Was originally thinking about the 6700k, but after the price for the 6850k dropped to 180, it was a no brainer. CPU is working very well, current temps average 35C. Great Perfomance with my Godlike Motherboard

ziggurat666 39 points 26 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 ;)

hanzala29 209 points 26 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.

Sonic4EVA 41 points 25 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.

zulumidnight 21 points 25 months ago

Little pricey, but a beast of a CPU.

XxSkuzzlebuttxX 23 points 25 months ago

went with the 6 score cpu with more lanes for an SLI build. runs at about 28 degrees idle with the help of the cooler. haven't had any issues but i have yet to test out the video editing and rendering times.