Intel 6950X 6900K 6850K CPU Review
CineBench has always been a fantastic tool for testing the raw number crunching capabilities of your CPU. With CineBench R11.5 being a part of our test suites for a long time it’s also a cool way of comparing a huge array of processors. For example, the 6-core Core i7-990X, once a range-topping thousand pound offering, gave us just shy of 12 CPU Pts. A total matched by the Quad-Core i7-6700K and whopped into insignificance by the six cores of the i7-6850K. The pure clock speed and core numbers might be similar, but the reality is anything but. The benefits of modern architecture and the improvements Intel can bring to each generation.
Unsurprisingly the more recent CineBench R15 has fewer CPUs in the graph and thus the latest Broadwell-E models dominate proceedings. The current i7-5960X still makes a great showing though, so if you’ve only just splashed out the price of a car on that particular offering you shouldn’t be too disheartened. Everyone else, get saving.