Average Bench: 89.8% (11th of 959)

Based on 7,079 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306F2, 0F8BFBFF000306F2 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: 77%Average: 89.8% Great: 105%
Gaming
Gaming 90%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 80%
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Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-5930K averaged just 10.1% 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 862Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 905Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5930K is 28.1%. 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 112Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 114Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,079 samples)
Min Avg Max
95 SC Int 113 134
93.5 SC Float 114 136
91.4 SC Mixed 112 131
90.4% 113 Pts
Min Avg Max
362 QC Int 445 531
374 QC Float 449 537
363 QC Mixed 440 522
101% 445 Pts
Min Avg Max
745 MC Int 862 1,008
792 MC Float 916 1,073
789 MC Mixed 905 1,060
134% 895 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 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 115
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 439
QC Float 435
QC Mixed 420
98% 432 Pts
MC Int 891
MC Float 942
MC Mixed 934
138% 922 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 106
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 106
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 404
QC Float 414
QC Mixed 419
94% 412 Pts
MC Int 805
MC Float 865
MC Mixed 850
126% 840 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 89.5
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 109
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 374
QC Float 372
QC Mixed 399
86% 381 Pts
MC Int 900
MC Float 952
MC Mixed 943
140% 932 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 90.2
SC Float 64.8
SC Mixed 83
64% 79.3 Pts
QC Int 347
QC Float 370
QC Mixed 338
80% 352 Pts
MC Int 940
MC Float 1,003
MC Mixed 1,017
148% 987 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 2 years ago.

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8 days ago.

Really fast processor.


Liked

1 day 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


Good

11 days ago.

work verry well


Good

2 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

1 month ago.

Perfect procesor


Outstanding

2 years ago.


Good

2 months ago.

UFOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


Excellent

9 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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