Average Bench: 102% - 5th / 934

more Based on 2,563 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306F2, , BFEBFBFF000306A9, BFEBFBFF000306C3, 0F8BFBFF000306F2, 178BFBFF00600F20, 1FABFBFF000306F2 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5960X CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel Core i7 (tm) 5960X Extremet-Core Processor, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5960X CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5960X CPU @ 3.2GHz

The Intel 5960X sports eight cores and sixteen threads. That's two more cores than we have ever seen on a consumer processor before and as such this $1,000 processor offers record breaking multi-threaded CPU horsepower. Unfortunately the 5960X is clocked at just 3 GHz base and 3.5 GHz turbo which, for single and dual-core workloads, renders it around 15% slower than a $69 G3258 on stock clocks! The 5960X is only compatible with Intel's new X99 chipset which requires new DDR4 RAM and is currently far more expensive, with little consumer benefit, than DDR3. All in all the i7-5960X processor is largely irrelevant for consumers as it's far far too expensive. [Sep '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 83%Average: 102% Great: 126%
Gaming
Gaming 102%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 99%
Nuclear submarine

Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i7-5960X averaged 1.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-5960X near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Multi Core Integer Speed 1,076Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,137Pts
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Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5960X is 42.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-5960X performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 105Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 106Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,563 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.7 SC Int 106 133
81 SC Float 108 136
76.8 SC Mixed 105 132
85% 106 Pts
Min Avg Max
324 QC Int 426 532
343 QC Float 434 542
336 QC Mixed 423 523
96.9% 428 Pts
Min Avg Max
856 MC Int 1,076 1,340
926 MC Float 1,153 1,430
892 MC Mixed 1,137 1413
168% 1,122 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
SC Int 124
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 123
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 499
QC Float 496
QC Mixed 491
112% 496 Pts
MC Int 1262
MC Float 1,330
MC Mixed 1,317
195% 1303 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 128
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 125
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 489
QC Float 491
QC Mixed 485
111% 488 Pts
MC Int 1,264
MC Float 1,333
MC Mixed 1,322
196% 1,307 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
SC Int 124
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 122
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 495
QC Float 509
QC Mixed 488
113% 497 Pts
MC Int 1,264
MC Float 1,339
MC Mixed 1,318
196% 1,307 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 107
88% 109 Pts
QC Int 436
QC Float 440
QC Mixed 428
99% 435 Pts
MC Int 1,104
MC Float 1,171
MC Mixed 1,152
171% 1,142 Pts

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 Prices

BHPhotoUS $1,010.953 months ago.
NeweggUS $1,018.987 hrs ago.
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Typical Core i7-5960X Builds (Compare 1,974 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 119%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 112%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 117%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $460

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 87% - Excellent Total price: $2,410

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-5960X Processor Extreme Edition (20M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz)
Code NameHaswell E
Launch DateQ3'14
Processor Numberi7-5960X
# of Cores8
# of Threads16
Cache20 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2, AVX 2.0, AES
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$999.00 - $1059.00
Clock Speed3 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.5 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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4 days ago.

Nice versatility and hard to beat for CPU-based rendering


Good

2 days ago.

8 core.


Outstanding

2 years ago.


Good

2 months ago.

what a nice procesor !


Outstanding

5 months ago.

Disgustingly fast!


Outstanding

19 months ago.

ITS BEAUTIFUL!


Outstanding

3 months ago.

This CPU will take whatever you throw at it, and demolish it. This thing is a true beast for everything and will do what you want


Excellent

20 months ago.

Easy to overclock and easy to tame CPU temp on air


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