Intel Core i7-6850K 3.6 GHz Six-Core LGA 2011-v3 Processor (Retail)

Intel Core i7-6850K 3.6 GHz Six-Core LGA 2011-v3 Processor (Retail)

Intel Core i7-6850K 3.6 GHz Six-Core LGA 2011-v3 Processor (Retail)

B&H # INI76850K MFR # BX80671I76850K
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Product Highlights

  • 6 Cores & 12 Threads
  • 3.6 GHz Clock Speed
  • 4.0 GHz Maximum Turbo Frequency
  • LGA 2011-v3 Socket
  • 15MB Intel Smart Cache
  • No Integrated Graphics
  • DDR4-2400/2133 Memory
  • Supports up to 128GB of Memory
  • AES New Instructions
  • 6th Generation (Skylake)
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Intel i7-6850 overview

  • 1Description

The Core i7-6850K 3.6 GHz Six-Core LGA 2011-v3 Processor from Intel has a base clock speed of 3.6 GHz and comes with features such as Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 and Intel Hyper-Threading technology. With Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology, the maximum turbo frequency this processor can achieve is 4.0 GHz. Additionally, this processor features 6 cores with 12 threads in an LGA 2011-v3 socket and has 15MB of Intel Smart Cache memory. Having 6 cores allows the processor to run multiple programs simultaneously without slowing down the system, while the 12 threads allow a basic ordered sequence of instructions to be passed through or processed by a single CPU core. This processor also supports up to 128GB of DDR4-2400/2133 RAM, has AES New Instructions, 14nm lithography, and utilizes 6th Generation (Skylake) technology.

Graphically, the Intel Core i7-6850K 3.6 GHz Six-Core LGA 2011-v3 Processor does not contain an integrated graphics controller, meaning that users will need to purchase a dedicated graphics card of their choice. This processor is also unlocked, meaning that it can be overclocked past its maximum turbo frequency. However, overclocking past the maximum turbo frequency is not recommended. Not only will it cause the processor to run much hotter, it will also void the limited 3-year warranty.

Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0
Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 identifies the best performing core(s) on a processor and provides increased performance on those cores through increasing frequency as needed by taking advantage of power and thermal headroom
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology dynamically increases the processor's frequency as needed by taking advantage of thermal and power headroom to give you a burst of speed when you need it, and increased energy efficiency when you don't
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel HT Technology) delivers two processing threads per physical core. Highly threaded applications can get more work done in parallel, completing tasks sooner
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) continues from the existing support for IA-32 (VT-x) and Itanium processor (VT-i) virtualization adding new support for I/O-device virtualization. Intel VT-d can help end users improve security and reliability of the systems and also improve performance of I/O devices in virtualized environments
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT), also known as Second Level Address Translation (SLAT), provides acceleration for memory intensive virtualized applications. Extended Page Tables in Intel Virtualization Technology platforms reduces the memory and power overhead costs and increases battery life through hardware optimization of page table management
Intel 64
Intel 64 architecture delivers 64-bit computing on server, workstation, desktop, and mobile platforms when combined with supporting software. Intel 64 architecture improves performance by allowing systems to address more than 4GB of both virtual and physical memory
Idle States
Idle States (C-states) are used to save power when the processor is idle. C0 is the operational state, meaning that the CPU is doing useful work. C1 is the first idle state, C2 the second, and so on, where more power saving actions are taken for numerically higher C-states
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology is an advanced means of enabling high performance while meeting the power-conservation needs of mobile systems. Conventional Intel SpeedStep Technology switches both voltage and frequency in tandem between high and low levels in response to processor load. Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology builds upon that architecture using design strategies such as Separation between Voltage and Frequency Changes, and Clock Partitioning and Recovery
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology combines the fast performance of a small solid state drive with the large capacity of a hard disk drive
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel AES New Instructions (Intel AES-NI) are a set of instructions that enable fast and secure data encryption and decryption. AES-NI are valuable for a wide range of cryptographic applications, for example: applications that perform bulk encryption/decryption, authentication, random number generation, and authenticated encryption
Execute Disable Bit
Execute Disable Bit is a hardware-based security feature that can reduce exposure to viruses and malicious-code attacks and prevent harmful software from executing and propagating on the server or network
UPC: 735858317689
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Intel Core i7-6850K 3.6 GHz Six-Core LGA 2011-v3 Processor (Retail)
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    Intel i7-6850 specs

    General
    CPU Model Intel Core i7-6850K
    CPU Socket LGA 2011 v3
    Manufacturing Process 14 nm
    Maximum CPU Configuration 1S
    Maximum Number of PCIe Lanes 40 (Revision 3.0)
    Performance
    Number of Cores 6
    Number of Threads 12
    Base Clock Speed 3.6 GHz
    Maximum Boost Speed 4.0 GHz
    L2 Cache Not Specified by Manufacturer
    L3 Cache 15 MB
    Memory Support
    Maximum Capacity 128 GB
    Memory Support DDR4 2133, 2400 MHz
    ECC Memory No
    Channel Architecture Quad Channel
    Power
    Thermal Design Power (TDP) 140 W
    Thermal Solution Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Technology
    AES Support Yes
    Extension Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Instruction Set 64-Bit
    Virtualization Yes: Intel VT-d, Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
    Integrated Graphics
    Graphics Chipset None
    Intel
    Performance Technologies Hyper-Threading, SpeedStep, Turbo Boost 2.0, Turbo Boost Max 3.0
    Security Technologies Execute Disable Bit
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.6 x 4.2 x 1.8"

    Intel i7-6850 reviews

    Core i7-6850K 3.6 GHz Six-Core LGA 2011-v3 Processor (Retail) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing CPU This is an underrated CPU. Anyone building a new machine with 2 GPUs should consider this CPU
    Date published: 2016-09-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow, this thing pulls like a Ford F-350 Dually Replaced my aging Core i7-4790 with this bad boy and there's no looking back! It just chews threw CAD/CAM, video editing tasks and begs for more! If you don't feel like spending a grand for the 6900 - 8 core or $1500 for the 10-core, this 6-core will do the job and not break the bank!
    Date published: 2016-12-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good processor I did comparisons on numerous processors in October, 2016 for comparison shopping and this appeared the best in terms of price, capabilities, speed, and power consumption. Sure there are faster cards and, by the time anyone reads this, there will be even faster cards out there, but the price vs. performance ratio was just right for this card. besides, coupled with a X99 board it worked very well and reliably.
    Date published: 2016-10-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 6 Cores, 12 threads of screaming fast Intel Silicon Stepped up from an old 4th gen core i-7 4790K and boy was it a huge leap in speed. Easily got it overclocked to a very stable 4.5GHz. Matched it up with a B&H supplied Gigabyte X99 Designare EX motherboard, 64GB of Quad Channel Corsair Vengeance 3000MHz DDR4 memory and I'm a very happy camper! Thanks B&H!
    Date published: 2016-12-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great stable processor for the price point I use this 6 core i7 processor in a custom built computer used for processing video and color grading and it is stable, and I am able to overclock it with great stability. Perfect for my needs.
    Date published: 2017-05-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from for photo and video editing Purchased it when building a new machine for photo editing, thinking to start editing videos in the nearest future. Love my new setup. Thank you!
    Date published: 2018-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast and Reliable. . .it's INTEL! 40 lane CPU works flawlessly with X99 motherboard. . . requires third party cooling solution.
    Date published: 2017-06-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great CPU What to say? If you're CPU shopping, your decisions most likely have to do with what is right for your needs. This CPU is overkill for the average user, but if you need the extra cores and use apps that take advantage of them, then this thing is a great value. Mine is currently cooled with a Be Quiet! Box fan and overclocked to 4.1 GHz. Running extremely well.
    Date published: 2017-01-10
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