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

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

Processor comparisons   19-02-2022
   For example you are thinking about choosing a CPU, you will be able to make a decision by looking at the Intel Core i7-6850K vs Intel Core i5-9600K tests and see which is better for games or normal use for video editing, programming, streaming, machine learning, rendering. Here you can find all information from real video editing and streaming tests or different benchmarks. A careful analysis of all the specifications, to make it easier to read, is presented in the form of the table.
   From the video comparison, you can get the results of parallel examination in synthetic type tests such as UserBenchmark, WPrime, Blender, SuperPi, Blender, Geekbench 5.2, VeraCrypt, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, AIDA64, DaVinci Resolve Studio, PCMark 10, RealBench, Gears 5, PassMark, Prime95, 7zip, Handbrake, Furmark, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), Dolphin Emulator, MATLAB, 3DMark.
   And how good the CPUs are in games:
  • Valheim
  • Valorant
  • Borderlands 3
  • Last Man Standing
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Apex Legends
  • Fallout 76
  • Overwatch
  • Halo Infinite
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • Death Stranding
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Fortnite
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • DOOM: Eternal

   After reading the results of joint benchmarks and videos, you can already make an informed decision about which CPU is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i5-9600K or Intel Core i7-6850K.

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

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 i5-9600K56%


Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i7-6850K56% Core i5-9600K55%
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 this processor costs several tens of thousands of dollars. Therefore, if you think that the selected CPU has a small game result, look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the summary table below.
List of less popular games in which CPU comparisons were performed: Microsoft Flight Simulator, Metro Exodus, Control, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Horizon Zero Dawn, Battlefield V, Hitman 3, NBA 2K20, DOTA 2A, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Forza Horizon 4, Ghostrunner, Monster Hunter World, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, League of Legends (LOL), Half-Life: Alyx.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite99.097.9
Valorant112.5111.2
Cyberpunk 207763.062.3
Apex Legends105.7104.5
Call of Duty Warzone84.483.4
Overwatch91.190.1
Red Dead Redemption 277.676.7
DOOM Eternal56.255.6
Warzone87.786.7
Assassin's Creed94.593.4
Valheim93.492.3
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 video cards and different amounts of RAM. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: 4K, 2K or FullHD. Therefore, 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 i5-9600K48%
To make a finishing 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 i5-9600K is more energy efficient than the Core i7-6850K since it has less power consumption: 140W vs. 95W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. And TDP should be taken into account when choosing a processor cooling system. 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

Let's say you want to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for machine learning, programming, streaming, video editing or video rendering, then the main parameter for you is its performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, the CPU uses all threads and cores that it has to the maximum to reach maximum efficiency. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before using the data from these tests, be sure to find out whether the program that you are going to use on your computer can work in multi-threaded mode. Since there are still many programs that can use only one core to run, and all the advantages 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 i5-9600K
Cinbench 15 Single-core182204
Cinbench 15 Multi-core11691165
Cinbench 20 Single-core436481
Cinbench 20 Multi-core26252624
Cinbench 23 Single-core11011276
Cinbench 23 Multi-core68387301

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i5-9600K
Single-Core24372761
Multi-Core1119210894

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i5-9600K
Single-Core12001396
Multi-Core71136386

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 later the processor is released, the longer it will last you. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system in the future. The same benefits from the presence of overclocking. When the processor can be overclocked, increasing its performance, then it will still be able to produce maximum FPS in new games. Accordingly, there is no longer a need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer. The economy are obvious!

Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i5-9600K
Announcement dateJune 13, 2016October 01, 2018
TypeDesktopDesktop
SocketFCLGA2011-3FCLGA1151-2
Core nameBroadwell ECoffee Lake
Architecturex86x86
Generation69
Turbo Frequency3.8 MHz4.6 MHz
Frequency3.6 MHz3.7 MHz
Cores66
Threads126
Bus rate8 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography14 nm14 nm
Transistors count2800 millions3600 millions
Power consumption (TDP)140 W95 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
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 i5-9600K is 2% better than Core i7-6850K 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: 16
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i5-9600K is better: 16
   The summary data that you have looked at here do not mean that taking them into account you should completely trust a simple quantitative comparison. Better to watch the testing video and read the reviews of real owners of Intel Core i7-6850K and Intel Core i5-9600K before making a selection which CPU to buy for gaming and which not.
•  Cinebench r15 score
•  Cinebench r20 score
•  Cinebench r23 score
•  GeekBench 5 score


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