Average Bench: 83.4% (52nd of 1128)

Based on 41,671 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306F2, , 0F8BFBFF000306F2, 1FABFBFF000306F2 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5820K CPU @ 3.30GHz

The Intel Core i7-5820K is the cheapest of three (5820K,5930K,5960X) new Haswell-E prosumer/enthusiast processors. The 5820K sports six physical cores and twelve threads which allow for enormous processing throughput. Unfortunately Intel have somewhat handicapped the 5820K by setting its base clock at just 3.3 GHz, 0.7GHz lower than the class leading 4790K. Comparing the 4790K and 5820K shows that the cheaper i7-4790K is significantly faster at both single and dual threaded workloads. The additional two cores found in the 5820K are not relevant to general computing and as such the 5820K probably makes a better server rather than consumer proposition. The Haswell-E X99 architecture also requires DDR4 RAM which is currently far more expensive than DDR3. Overall the 5820K is a very expensive option and probably best avoided by the vast majority of consumers.  [Sep '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 69%Average: 83.4% Great: 103%
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-5820K averaged just 16.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-5820K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Multi Core Integer Speed 792Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 836Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5820K is 33.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-5820K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Floating Point Speed 105Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 105Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 41,671 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.7 SC Int 105 129
81.9 SC Float 105 129
85.7 SC Mixed 105 128
84.1% 105 Pts
Min Avg Max
315 QC Int 409 510
327 QC Float 407 506
321 QC Mixed 406 507
92.4% 408 Pts
Min Avg Max
678 MC Int 792 968
725 MC Float 851 1,038
712 MC Mixed 836 1,019
124% 827 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 130
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 127
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 505
QC Float 420
QC Mixed 486
107% 470 Pts
MC Int 925
MC Float 992
MC Mixed 981
145% 966 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 112
SC Float 92.1
SC Mixed 106
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 463
QC Float 434
QC Mixed 463
103% 453 Pts
MC Int 877
MC Float 938
MC Mixed 925
137% 914 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 103
84% 106 Pts
QC Int 428
QC Float 412
QC Mixed 426
96% 422 Pts
MC Int 838
MC Float 888
MC Mixed 875
130% 867 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 102
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 340
QC Float 377
QC Mixed 333
79% 350 Pts
MC Int 751
MC Float 804
MC Mixed 765
116% 773 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $389 @ launch in Aug '14
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Typical Core i7-5820K Builds (Compare 2,730 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 63%
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Desktop 76%
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Workstation
Workstation 68%
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Motherboard: Asus X99-A - $236

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $1,217

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-5820K Processor (15M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz)
Code NameHaswell E
Launch DateQ3'14
Processor Numberi7-5820K
# of Cores6
# of Threads12
Cache15 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2, AVX 2.0, AES
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$389.00 - $396.00
Clock Speed3.3 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.6 GHz
Bus Speed0 GT/s
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP140 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsNone

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4 1333/1600/2133
Memory Channels4
Memory Bandwidth68 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
Max # of PCI Express Lanes28

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
Demand Based SwitchingNo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Smart Response TechYes

Package

Package Size52.5mm x 45.0mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedLGA2011-v3

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

LGA2011-V3

Added 3 years ago.

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20 days ago.

Comment 

Amazing processor. just upgraded from an AMD FX 8350. It’s paired with an MSI x99a gaming pro carbon motherboard, 16gb Geil EVO x ram, and an AMD fury x. I’ve overclocked the CPU to 4.0ghz (haven’t felt the need to go faster), with a nzxt kraken x41 and my temps at idle are around 38*C and it never goes above 55*C when gaming. When I’m just messing around in windows or on the web, I haven’t noticed a difference from my fx8350, but gaming on CPU intensive games, this chip blows the former away. (GPU intensive games I couldn’t tell a difference, thank you fury x btw). I was trying to hold out until AMD released Zen, but I pulled the trigger and bought an i7. If I could do it over again, I would.—Nov '16


Terrible

27 days ago.

Compared to the 6800k, much better overclocked now Haswell-e is mature


Good

2 months ago.

Currently cheaper than skylake, more cores and better heat spreader for over clocking.


Excellent

7 months ago.

Absolutely Nice CPU! In Use with Asrock X99 extreme6/ac, and 16GB HyperX Fury DDRs 2444mhz Ram and an MSI GTX750 2GB DDR5!


Outstanding

3 years ago.


Terrible

4 months ago.

An excellent overclocker for its price, the additional two cores will be definitely beneficial for any video rendering or load heavy tasks.


Excellent

9 days ago.

Is super prossesor dont need say match take it


Terrible

11 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

9 months ago.

old


Outstanding

2 years ago.

Great cpu . Good value,exellent speed and overclocking . (My oc is 4.9 Ghz on costum water cooling)


Very good

17 months ago.

This processor has server med very well and handles anything I throw it at with no issues. Easily clocks from 3.3 to 3.8 without any issues. I am watercooled however with corsair H110i.


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