Average Bench: 89.9% (12th of 956)

Based on 6,886 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: 76%Average: 89.9% Great: 105%
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship

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 866Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 908Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5930K is 29%. 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 Integer Speed 113Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,886 samples)
Min Avg Max
89.9 SC Int 113 134
95.2 SC Float 114 135
91.4 SC Mixed 112 131
90.2% 113 Pts
Min Avg Max
357 QC Int 447 530
371 QC Float 451 535
364 QC Mixed 440 522
101% 446 Pts
Min Avg Max
747 MC Int 866 1,008
784 MC Float 919 1,071
780 MC Mixed 908 1,057
134% 898 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 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 124
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 121
99% 123 Pts
QC Int 449
QC Float 467
QC Mixed 437
102% 451 Pts
MC Int 939
MC Float 997
MC Mixed 982
146% 973 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 107
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 116
89% 112 Pts
QC Int 436
QC Float 440
QC Mixed 440
99% 439 Pts
MC Int 888
MC Float 945
MC Mixed 932
138% 922 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 105
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 105
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 373
QC Float 380
QC Mixed 354
84% 369 Pts
MC Int 778
MC Float 837
MC Mixed 828
122% 814 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.

Disliked

3 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

4 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.


Good

3 days ago.

Perfect procesor


Outstanding

2 years ago.


Good

1 month ago.

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Excellent

8 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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