Average Bench: 88.5% (27th of 980)

Based on 9,021 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: 88.5% 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 11.4% 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 836Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 880Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5930K is 30.6%. 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 111Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 9,021 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.4 SC Int 110 132
91.1 SC Float 111 133
89.5 SC Mixed 110 132
88.4% 110 Pts
Min Avg Max
348 QC Int 433 517
362 QC Float 440 521
356 QC Mixed 435 520
98.8% 436 Pts
Min Avg Max
714 MC Int 836 983
775 MC Float 896 1,050
756 MC Mixed 880 1,032
130% 871 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 130
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 130
105% 131 Pts
QC Int 515
QC Float 512
QC Mixed 511
116% 513 Pts
MC Int 979
MC Float 1,046
MC Mixed 1,030
152% 1,018 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 107
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 421
QC Float 430
QC Mixed 429
97% 427 Pts
MC Int 783
MC Float 839
MC Mixed 821
122% 814 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 108
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 325
QC Float 344
QC Mixed 334
76% 334 Pts
MC Int 824
MC Float 903
MC Mixed 874
130% 867 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.

Liked

28 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

3 months 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.


Good

9 months ago.

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Outstanding

3 years ago.


Terrible

2 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

3 days ago.

it is old


Excellent

16 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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