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Front view of Intel Core i7 5850EQ

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Much lower typical power consumption 38.19W vs 73.94W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Much better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score 274.23 fps vs 173.8 fps Around 60% better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly better performance per watt 6.56 pt/W vs 2.45 pt/W Around 2.8x better performance per watt
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Much lower annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year vs 21.92 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year vs 79.72 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 15% higher turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.54 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 70% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 15% better turbo clock speed
Better performance per dollar 0.89 pt/$ vs 0.71 pt/$ More than 25% better performance per dollar
Higher GPU clock speed 350 MHz vs 300 MHz More than 15% higher GPU clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.57 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 70% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Apr, 2015 Release date 3 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 5850EQ vs i5 6600K

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 5850EQ
16.69 mPixels/s
Core i5 6600K
28.75 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 5850EQ
274.23 fps
Core i5 6600K
173.8 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 5850EQ
1.54 fps
Core i5 6600K
1.91 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 5850EQ
20.65 fps
Core i5 6600K
14.26 fps

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 5850EQ  vs
i5 6600K 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 47W 91W
Annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year 21.92 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year 79.72 $/year
Performance per watt 6.56 pt/W 2.45 pt/W
Typical power consumption 38.19W 73.94W

bus

Architecture DMI FSB
Number of links 1 0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 8,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 5850EQ  vs
i5 6600K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L3 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.7 GHz 4.54 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz 4.57 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz 4.54 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 6200 Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 65,536 MB
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