Average Bench: 89.5% (34th of 1104)

Based on 12,883 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: 77%Average: 89.5% Great: 105%
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
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Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-5930K averaged just 10.5% 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.

Strengths

Multi Core Integer Speed 840Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 883Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5930K is 28.3%. 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 112Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 112Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,883 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.4 SC Int 111 131
95.4 SC Float 112 132
93.8 SC Mixed 112 133
89.3% 112 Pts
Min Avg Max
362 QC Int 438 517
370 QC Float 441 522
357 QC Mixed 440 522
99.7% 440 Pts
Min Avg Max
745 MC Int 840 984
785 MC Float 900 1,053
777 MC Mixed 883 1,034
131% 874 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 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 133
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 134
107% 134 Pts
QC Int 509
QC Float 509
QC Mixed 512
116% 510 Pts
MC Int 954
MC Float 1,002
MC Mixed 1008
148% 988 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 121
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 103
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 427
QC Float 468
QC Mixed 470
103% 455 Pts
MC Int 913
MC Float 984
MC Mixed 970
143% 956 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 419
QC Float 428
QC Mixed 429
96% 426 Pts
MC Int 787
MC Float 846
MC Mixed 824
122% 819 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 106
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 421
QC Float 414
QC Mixed 424
95% 419 Pts
MC Int 791
MC Float 841
MC Mixed 819
122% 817 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $580 @ launch in Aug '14
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Desktop 107%
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Workstation 95%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $339

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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

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

8 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

14 months ago.

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Outstanding

3 years ago.


Terrible

4 days ago.

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


Terrible

7 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

5 months ago.

it is old


Excellent

21 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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