Average Bench: 97% - 8th / 945

Based on 5,891 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: 80%Average: 97% Great: 114%
Gaming
Gaming 97%
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
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Workstation
Workstation 83%
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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-5930K averaged just 2.9% 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 852Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 896Pts
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Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5930K is 33.9%. 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 5,891 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.8 SC Int 111 133
88 SC Float 112 135
87 SC Mixed 110 131
89% 111 Pts
Min Avg Max
363 QC Int 440 525
368 QC Float 443 525
347 QC Mixed 434 516
99.5% 439 Pts
Min Avg Max
721 MC Int 852 1,009
762 MC Float 907 1,069
751 MC Mixed 896 1,054
133% 885 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 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 126
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 123
100% 126 Pts
QC Int 494
QC Float 499
QC Mixed 490
112% 494 Pts
MC Int 941
MC Float 1009
MC Mixed 997
147% 982 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 122
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 122
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 470
QC Float 471
QC Mixed 455
106% 465 Pts
MC Int 879
MC Float 937
MC Mixed 935
137% 917 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.4
SC Float 80.8
SC Mixed 95.7
74% 92 Pts
QC Int 388
QC Float 403
QC Mixed 395
90% 395 Pts
MC Int 809
MC Float 856
MC Mixed 847
125% 837 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 91.2
79% 99.2 Pts
QC Int 422
QC Float 412
QC Mixed 392
93% 408 Pts
MC Int 807
MC Float 854
MC Mixed 844
125% 835 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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1 day ago.

This processor is awesome


Liked

21 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


Good

2 days ago.

work verry well


Good

2 days 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

1 month ago.

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Excellent

6 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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