CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6900K vs 6850K among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

6900K
7.6
6850K
6.9
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

6900K
7.7
6850K
7.6
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

6900K
0.0
6850K
0.0
Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

6900K
0.0
6850K
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

6900K
5.0
6850K
5.0
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

6900K
n.d.
6850K
n.d.
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel 6900K

Reasons to consider the
Intel 6900K

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Better PassMark score 17,994 vs 14,371 More than 25% better PassMark score
More cores 8 vs 6 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 16 vs 12 4 more threads
Better performance per watt 3.62 pt/W vs 2.43 pt/W Around 50% better performance per watt
Front view of Intel 6850K

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Intel 6850K

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Higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 10% higher clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of 6900K vs 6850K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

6900K
29,191
6850K
19,922

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

6900K
3,905.5
6850K
3,756

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

6900K
4,795 MB/s
6850K
4,310 MB/s

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

6900K
48,835
6850K
41,412

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

6900K
7,618
6850K
7,608

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

6900K
17,994
6850K
14,371

PassMark (Single Core)

6900K
2,224
6850K
2,166

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

6900K  vs
6850K 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Octa core Hexa core
Is unlocked Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 140W 140W
Annual home energy cost 33.73 $/year 33.73 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 122.64 $/year 122.64 $/year
Performance per watt 3.62 pt/W 2.43 pt/W
Typical power consumption 113.75W 113.75W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1

details

6900K  vs
6850K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 12
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.3 GHz 4.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.29 GHz 4.31 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.3 GHz 4.43 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None None
Label N/A N/A
Latest DirectX N/A N/A
Number of displays supported N/A N/A
GPU clock speed N/A N/A
Turbo clock speed N/A N/A
3DMark06 N/A N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Quad Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum memory size 131,072 MB 131,072 MB
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