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Intel Core i7-6850K vs Intel Core i5-10400 gaming benchmark

Intel Core i7-6850K vs Intel Core i5-10400

Processor comparisons   19-02-2022
   If you have difficulties with the choice of a processor, you will solve them by reading the comprehensive tests Intel Core i7-6850K vs Intel Core i5-10400 and decide which is better for games or normal use for video editing, machine learning, rendering, programming, streaming. Here you can find useful information from real streaming and video editing tests or many benchmarks. A thorough review of all the technical characteristics, to make it easier to read, is made by the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of parallel examination in special testing software like UserBenchmark, 3DMark, RealBench, DaVinci Resolve Studio, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, VeraCrypt, Dolphin Emulator, Prime95, 7zip, Gears 5, AIDA64, PassMark, Furmark, MATLAB, Handbrake, Blender, SuperPi, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), WPrime, PCMark 10, Geekbench 5.2, Blender.
   And how good the CPUs are in games:
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Fallout 76
  • Halo Infinite
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • Death Stranding
  • Fortnite
  • Valorant
  • Borderlands 3
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Last Man Standing
  • Overwatch
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Apex Legends
  • Valheim
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Cyberpunk 2077

   After looking at the data of parallel benchmarks and videos, you already be able to know which processor is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i5-10400 or Intel Core i7-6850K.

 
Intel Core i7-6850K
Intel Core i5-10400

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors

Processor Benchmark
Core i7-6850K56% Core i5-1040057%
This parameter shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i5-10400 is 1% better than Core i7-6850K. The data source is several popular tests. Detailed information can be found below.

Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i7-6850K56% Core i5-1040055%
For the maximum in this test, the results of the most powerful processor in the site database are taken. And it is clear that this is a server processor, on which no one will run games. Because the cost of this processor reaches several tens of thousands of dollars. And if it seems to you that the selected CPU has a small game result, look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the final table below.
List of other games in which CPU comparisons were performed: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Metro Exodus, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Half-Life: Alyx, Battlefield V, Forza Horizon 4, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Horizon Zero Dawn, Monster Hunter World, Control, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Hitman 3, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), DOTA 2A, Ghostrunner, NBA 2K20, League of Legends (LOL).

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite99.098.3
Valorant112.5111.7
Cyberpunk 207763.062.5
Apex Legends105.7105.0
Call of Duty Warzone84.483.8
Overwatch91.190.5
Red Dead Redemption 277.677.1
DOOM Eternal56.255.8
Warzone87.787.1
Assassin's Creed94.593.8
Valheim93.492.7
The numbers in this table indicate the maximum FPS that was received on the device with the corresponding processor. Depending on the configuration of the computer (RAM size and Video Card) and graphics quality settings (Ultra, Medium, Normal), the results may differ quite significantly. We recommend that you better study the results of the Cinebench, GeekBench and Passmark becnmarks.
The computers participating in the comparing not only were the equipped with different video cards and different amounts of RAM. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: 4K, 2K or FullHD. So the game benchmark data is approximate. But all video cards met the average system requirements of games. You will get more accurate information about how powerful the processor will be in games, if you compare it in one assembly with the video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
Core i7-6850K28% Core i5-1040063%
To make a finishing choice on which processor is better, you should also consider the generation of its core. The newer the processor generation, the better its performance in games and benchmarks, as well as its energy efficiency. In this case the Core i5-10400 is more energy efficient than the Core i7-6850K since it has less power consumption: 140W vs. 65W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. Also, when choosing a processor cooling system, you need to know its TDP. You need to buy a cooler that has the TDP data specified in the specification was greater than the TDP of the compared processor.


Software benchmarks

For example you plan to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for programming, video rendering or video editing, machine learning, streaming, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, to achieve maximum performance, the CPU includes all cores and threads that it has. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before using the data from these tests, be sure to check whether the program you are going to use on your computer supports multi-threaded mode. Because there are still many programs that can use only one core to work, and all the benefit of multi-core mode are unused.
Cinebench 23, 20 an 15
The results of this benchmark show Single-threaded and Multi-threaded CPU performance
Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i5-10400
Cinbench 15 Single-core182190
Cinbench 15 Multi-core11691341
Cinbench 20 Single-core436450
Cinbench 20 Multi-core26253197
Cinbench 23 Single-core11011110
Cinbench 23 Multi-core68387610

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i5-10400
Single-Core24372626
Multi-Core1119212503

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i5-10400
Single-Core12001245
Multi-Core71136654

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the processor release date and overclocking capability will be the most helpful. The later the processor is released, the longer it will last in your computer. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system in the future. The same can be said about overclocking. If the processor can be overclocked, thereby increasing its performance, then it will continue to maintain maximum FPS in new games. The economy are obvious! It turns out that there is no longer a need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer.

Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i5-10400
Announcement dateJune 13, 2016April 01, 2020
TypeDesktopDesktop
SocketFCLGA2011-3FCLGA1200
Core nameBroadwell EComet Lake
Architecturex86x86
Generation610
Turbo Frequency3.8 MHz4.3 MHz
Frequency3.6 MHz2.9 MHz
Cores66
Threads1212
Bus rate8 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography14 nm14 nm
Transistors count2800 millions4800 millions
Power consumption (TDP)140 W65 W
Memory typeDDR4 2400/2133DDR4-2666
Max. Memory128 Gb128 Gb
Memory Frequency
Memory bandwidth41.6 GB/s
L1 cache
L2 cache
L3 cache15 MB12 MB
OverclockingNoYes
Supports ECCNoNo
Part number
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i7-6850K is 19% better than Core i5-10400 in terms of CPU frequency. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption (relevant for laptops).

Result:
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i7-6850K is better: 14
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i5-10400 is better: 17
   Although it should be understood that all the figures that you have looked at here do not mean that taking them into account you should entirely trust a simple comparison of these figures. Better to watch benchmarks video and read the opinion of real owners of Intel Core i7-6850K and Intel Core i5-10400 before making a selection which of the CPUs to buy for gaming.
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