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Intel Core i7-6850K vs Intel Core i5-9600 gaming benchmark

Intel Core i7-6850K vs Intel Core i5-9600

Processor comparisons   19-02-2022
   You may have difficulties with the choice of a CPU, you will solve them by reading the detailed tests Intel Core i7-6850K vs Intel Core i5-9600 and see which is better for games or simple use for programming, machine learning, streaming, video editing, rendering. Here is all information from different benchmarks or real streaming and video editing tests. A step-by-step analysis of all the specifications, to make it easier to read, is presented in the form of the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of joint testing in special test applications like SuperPi, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Prime95, PCMark 10, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), 7zip, Blender, Furmark, RealBench, Gears 5, Dolphin Emulator, Blender, WPrime, Geekbench 5.2, VeraCrypt, AIDA64, Handbrake, PassMark, 3DMark, UserBenchmark, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, MATLAB.
   Gaming performance of processors in:
  • Valorant
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Fallout 76
  • Valheim
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Last Man Standing
  • Overwatch
  • Borderlands 3
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Apex Legends
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Death Stranding
  • Fortnite
  • Halo Infinite

   After looking at the data of joint benchmarks and videos, you already be able to understand which processor is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i5-9600 or Intel Core i7-6850K.

 
Intel Core i7-6850K
Intel Core i5-9600

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 i5-960055%
The number of this parameter shows the performance of the processors in single-threaded and multi-threaded mode. In this comparison, Core i7-6850K is 1% better than Core i5-9600. 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 i5-960055%
The maximum result in this parameter is 100 percent, which is the performance of the most powerful processor currently available. And it is clear that this is a server processor, on which no one will play games. Because the cost of this processor reaches several tens of thousands of dollars. Therefore, if you think that the selected CPU has a low game result, look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the final table below.
List of less popular games in which processors were compared: Microsoft Flight Simulator, Monster Hunter World, Horizon Zero Dawn, Ghostrunner, Forza Horizon 4, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, NBA 2K20, Control, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Metro Exodus, Battlefield V, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, DOTA 2A, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Half-Life: Alyx, Hitman 3, League of Legends (LOL).

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite99.096.9
Valorant112.5110.2
Cyberpunk 207763.061.7
Apex Legends105.7103.6
Call of Duty Warzone84.482.6
Overwatch91.189.2
Red Dead Redemption 277.676.0
DOOM Eternal56.255.1
Warzone87.785.9
Assassin's Creed94.592.5
Valheim93.491.4
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 comparisons not only were the equipped with different amounts of RAM and different video cards. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: 2K, FullHD or 4K. 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 get acquainted with the benchmarks that are made with the same video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
Core i7-6850K28% Core i5-960064%
To make a final resolution on which processor is better, you should also consider the generation of its core. It is clear that the newer the generation, the better the performance of the processor in games and benchmarks, as well as its energy efficiency. In this case the Core i5-9600 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. And TDP should be taken into account when choosing a processor cooling system. It is necessary to calculate so that the TDP data specified in the cooler specification is greater than the TDP of the compared processor.


Software benchmarks

For example you want to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for video rendering or video editing, machine learning, programming, streaming, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, to reach maximum efficiency, the processor uses 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 make sure that the software that you are going to use on your computer can work in multi-threaded mode. Since there are still many programs that 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 i5-9600
Cinbench 15 Single-core182186
Cinbench 15 Multi-core11691042
Cinbench 20 Single-core436382
Cinbench 20 Multi-core26252715
Cinbench 23 Single-core1101942
Cinbench 23 Multi-core68386463

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i5-9600
Single-Core24372747
Multi-Core1119210620

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i5-9600
Single-Core12001256
Multi-Core71135791

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the most useful will be the release date of the processor and the possibility of overclocking it. The newer the processor, the longer it will last in your computer. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system later. The same can be said about overclocking. If the processor can be overclocked, increasing its performance, then it will still be able to produce maximum FPS in the newest games. The savings are obvious! Accordingly, there is no longer a need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer.

Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i5-9600
Announcement dateJune 13, 2016July 07, 2019
TypeDesktopDesktop
SocketFCLGA2011-3FCLGA1151
Core nameBroadwell ECoffee Lake
Architecturex86x86
Generation69
Turbo Frequency3.8 MHz4.6 MHz
Frequency3.6 MHz3.1 MHz
Cores66
Threads126
Bus rate8 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography14 nm14 nm
Transistors count2800 millions3600 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 MB9 MB
OverclockingNoNo
Supports ECCNoNo
Part numberExpansion Options
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i7-6850K is 13% better than Core i5-9600 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: 19
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i5-9600 is better: 12
   All the data in the table above do not mean that taking them into account you should completely trust a simple comparison of these figures. Better to watch the video tests and read the opinion of of people who bought Intel Core i7-6850K and Intel Core i5-9600 before making a selection which of the CPUs to buy for gaming.
•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


Versus Battle of the Processors
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• Vs Core i7-5960X
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•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


Versus Battle of the Processors
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• Vs Ryzen 3 4300GE
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• Vs Ryzen 3 4300G
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