Average Bench: 88.6% (28th of 980)

Based on 8,129 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306F2, , 0000000000000000, 0F8BFBFF000306F2, 1F8BFBFF000306F2 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5930K CPU @ 3.50GHz

The Intel 5930K is Intel's new middle tier Haswell-E prosumer CPU. This model has base/turbo clocks of 3.5/3.7 GHz and sports 6 physical cores with 12 hyperthreads. The 5930K offers enormous processing throughput but like its Haswell-E siblings it lacks in single and dual-core speed. Comparing the 5930K and 4790K shows that the 4790K offers nearly 20% more single and dual core throughput and is priced nearly 40% lower than the 5930K. The 5930K does win hands down on multi-core workloads but these are not generally relevant to consumers. Finally since the Haswell-E architecture is coupled with the X99 chipset it requires far more expensive DDR4 RAM with offers little upside over DDR3. [Sep '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 75%Average: 88.6% Great: 105%
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-5930K averaged just 11.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-5930K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Multi Core Integer Speed 846Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 887Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5930K is 30.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-5930K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 110Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 112Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,129 samples)
Min Avg Max
90 SC Int 110 133
92.5 SC Float 112 135
90.6 SC Mixed 110 132
88.4% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
362 QC Int 438 527
369 QC Float 443 530
357 QC Mixed 436 520
99.5% 439 Pts
Min Avg Max
733 MC Int 846 999
785 MC Float 901 1,061
766 MC Mixed 887 1,046
131% 878 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 117
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 118
96% 119 Pts
QC Int 483
QC Float 484
QC Mixed 482
110% 483 Pts
MC Int 898
MC Float 965
MC Mixed 949
140% 937 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 105
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 435
QC Float 436
QC Mixed 436
99% 435 Pts
MC Int 814
MC Float 873
MC Mixed 859
127% 849 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 109
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 399
QC Float 411
QC Mixed 409
92% 406 Pts
MC Int 795
MC Float 850
MC Mixed 835
124% 827 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 97.8
SC Mixed 97.8
80% 99.4 Pts
QC Int 416
QC Float 424
QC Mixed 412
95% 417 Pts
MC Int 790
MC Float 840
MC Mixed 836
123% 822 Pts
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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-5930K Processor (15M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz)
Code NameHaswell E
Launch DateQ3'14
Processor Numberi7-5930K
# 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$583.00 - $594.00
Clock Speed3.5 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.7 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 Lanes40

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.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

13 days ago.

This is a great processor, have had it since launch and it is still going strong. I do alot of VR and have a 1080 Nvidia card and 32G DDR4


Liked

15 days ago.

Comment 

Moved to Intel from AMD... I use this chip for Adobe cc work. I am staggered by its performance. When it's coupled with a PCIe SSD it's a nuclear powered warp drive galactic mothership!—Oct '14


Excellent

15 days ago.

work verry well


Good

1 month ago.

very power processor. can run number of vm in same time I play a game. but sometime, I would like have 2 more core inside. and limitation to 64 GB of memory is small. Regarding limitation of skylake CPU, this is the better. It can run a sli with 40 PCIe lane (not 16) a have PCIe SSD and M2 drive.


Excellent

2 months ago.

super


Good

7 months ago.

UFOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


Outstanding

3 years ago.


Terrible

26 days ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

2 months ago.

it is not bad for 4k computing


Excellent

14 months ago.

This processor run easily at 4.5 Ghz and is stable like a rock... I won't change this system for a good 3 to even 4 years...


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