CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6950X vs 6850K among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

6950X
10.0
6850K
8.0
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

6950X
10.0
6850K
9.5
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

6950X
n.d.
6850K
n.d.
Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

6950X
0.0
6850K
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

6950X
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?

6950X
n.d.
6850K
n.d.
Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

6.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

6950X
6.1
6850K
5.5

Winner
Intel 6950X 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel 6950X  based on its performance.

See full details

Cast your vote Do you agree or disagree with CPUBoss?

Thanks for adding your opinion. Follow us on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest news!
VS

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel 6950X

Reasons to consider the
Intel 6950X

Report a correction
More cores 10 vs 6 4 more cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better PassMark score 20,013 vs 14,371 Around 40% better PassMark score
More threads 20 vs 12 8 more threads
Better geekbench 3 AES single core score 5,040 MB/s vs 4,310 MB/s More than 15% better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Better performance per watt 3.64 pt/W vs 2.43 pt/W Around 50% better performance per watt
Front view of Intel 6850K

Reasons to consider the
Intel 6850K

Report a correction
Higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.5 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.43 GHz vs 4.22 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of 6950X vs 6850K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

6950X
39,590
6850K
19,922

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

6950X
4,218
6850K
3,756

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

6950X
5,040 MB/s
6850K
4,310 MB/s

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

6950X
53,516
6850K
41,412

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

6950X
7,239
6850K
7,608

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

6950X
20,013
6850K
14,371

PassMark (Single Core)

6950X
2,143
6850K
2,166

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

6950X  vs
6850K 
Clock speed 3 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Deca 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 3.64 pt/W 2.43 pt/W
Typical power consumption 113.75W 113.75W

bus

Architecture FSB FSB
Number of links 1 1

details

6950X  vs
6850K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 20 12
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.22 GHz 4.43 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.3 GHz 4.31 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.22 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
Intel 6950X
Report a correction
Intel 6850K
Report a correction

Comments

comments powered by Disqus