Today we find another leak of Intel CPU, this time it is the six-core Core i7-6850K, which has been photographed and tested. The Core i7-6850K will use a LGA2011-3 socket and it is based on the Broadwell-E architecture which is manufactured under process of 14nm, and features six cores, HyperThreading enabling 12 logical CPUs, 15MB cache L3, and all at a nominal frequency of 3.60 GHz.
Intel Core i7-6850K “Broadwell-E” Leaked Pictures and First Benchmarks
Despite using the same Haswell-E LGA2011-3 socket, there is a difference, the PCB is thinner (1.12 mm vs. 1.83 mm of the Haswell-E), we have already seen some problems with Skylake processors and so we might also see some bending issues when you put great pressure while installing 3rd party Heatsink.
Below you can see the performance of Intel Core i7-6850K in 3DMark Extreme Firestrike. The processor is mounted on ASRock X99 BIOS P3.30 Extreme3 motherboard with 16 GB of DDR4-2133 MHz RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti. Compared to the Intel Core i7-5820K, accompanied by same hardware in the 3DMark Extreme Firestrike we find a performance improvement that is less than 1 per cent (despite almost 2,500 point improvement). Luckily in Cinebench R15, the i7-6850K improves performance by 10%, while in the SuperPi 32M test ends with a time of 8m and 27,852s compared to 8m 38,866s of i7-5820K, so there are slight improvements, but not noticeable, and even less for gamers.