Average Bench: 88.2% (36th of 1117)

Based on 13,606 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: 88.2% Great: 106%
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-5930K averaged just 11.7% 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 830Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 874Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5930K is 30.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-5930K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

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

(Based on 13,606 samples)
Min Avg Max
93 SC Int 110 133
90.5 SC Float 110 133
90.4 SC Mixed 110 133
88.2% 110 Pts
Min Avg Max
349 QC Int 432 524
360 QC Float 433 527
357 QC Mixed 433 524
98.1% 433 Pts
Min Avg Max
723 MC Int 830 982
766 MC Float 889 1,054
761 MC Mixed 874 1,037
129% 864 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 115
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 124
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 446
QC Float 470
QC Mixed 438
102% 451 Pts
MC Int 918
MC Float 925
MC Mixed 948
139% 930 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 132
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 116
95% 119 Pts
QC Int 504
QC Float 500
QC Mixed 431
109% 479 Pts
MC Int 915
MC Float 1,022
MC Mixed 980
145% 972 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 104
83% 103 Pts
QC Int 339
QC Float 350
QC Mixed 360
79% 350 Pts
MC Int 765
MC Float 807
MC Mixed 778
117% 783 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 89.6
SC Float 95.3
SC Mixed 94.2
74% 93 Pts
QC Int 367
QC Float 382
QC Mixed 356
84% 368 Pts
MC Int 777
MC Float 786
MC Mixed 775
117% 779 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 102
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 342
QC Float 345
QC Mixed 343
78% 343 Pts
MC Int 653
MC Float 766
MC Mixed 751
108% 723 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $580 @ launch in Aug '14
BHPhotoUS $59915 months
AmazonUS $6073 years
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Desktop 107%
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Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $339

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $1,917

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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.

Terrible

2 months 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

10 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.


Poor

26 days ago.

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Outstanding

3 years ago.


Terrible

2 months ago.

Its a very good cpu if you use it for graphics rendering and 3d modelling, like Maya or Max.


Terrible

9 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

7 months ago.

it is old


Excellent

23 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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