Average Bench: 88.5% (33rd of 1052)

Based on 12,083 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]

Poor: 75%Average: 88.5% Great: 104%
Gaming 88%
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Desktop 85%
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Workstation 78%

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-5930K averaged just 11.5% 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.


Multi Core Integer Speed 833Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 878Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5930K is 29.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-5930K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Single Core Floating Point Speed 110Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 110Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 12,083 samples)
Min Avg Max
95.1 SC Int 110 130
93.7 SC Float 110 130
92.7 SC Mixed 110 131
88.4% 110 Pts
Min Avg Max
354 QC Int 433 514
360 QC Float 434 511
356 QC Mixed 434 515
98.3% 434 Pts
Min Avg Max
728 MC Int 833 974
782 MC Float 894 1,041
770 MC Mixed 878 1,028
130% 868 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 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 105
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 381
QC Float 404
QC Mixed 403
90% 396 Pts
MC Int 758
MC Float 816
MC Mixed 799
118% 791 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 99
SC Mixed 99.1
80% 99.6 Pts
QC Int 353
QC Float 406
QC Mixed 399
87% 386 Pts
MC Int 760
MC Float 844
MC Mixed 819
121% 808 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,884,273 CPUs tested.


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Gaming 112%
Desktop 107%
Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $339

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 97% - Outstanding Total price: $1,778

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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


Processor GraphicsNone


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

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo



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4 months ago.


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


3 months ago.

work verry well


6 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.


12 months ago.



3 years ago.


1 month ago.

Best cpu


5 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


3 months ago.

it is old


19 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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