Average Bench: 90.2% (8th of 952)

more Based on 2,629 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: 74%Average: 90.2% Great: 110%
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 94%
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Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-5960X averaged just 9.8% lower 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 1,096Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,152Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5960X is 36.2%. 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 106Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 108Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,629 samples)
Min Avg Max
79.7 SC Int 107 133
83.9 SC Float 108 133
80.6 SC Mixed 106 131
85.4% 107 Pts
Min Avg Max
340 QC Int 432 532
348 QC Float 437 535
341 QC Mixed 427 521
97.9% 432 Pts
Min Avg Max
903 MC Int 1,096 1,334
961 MC Float 1,165 1,418
951 MC Mixed 1,152 1,403
170% 1,138 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, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 134
SC Float 133
SC Mixed 131
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 533
QC Float 536
QC Mixed 522
120% 530 Pts
MC Int 1,349
MC Float 1,428
MC Mixed 1417
209% 1,398 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 127
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 131
104% 131 Pts
QC Int 532
QC Float 544
QC Mixed 521
121% 532 Pts
MC Int 1,340
MC Float 1,413
MC Mixed 1,403
207% 1,385 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 112
93% 117 Pts
QC Int 469
QC Float 478
QC Mixed 457
106% 468 Pts
MC Int 1,164
MC Float 1,248
MC Mixed 1248
183% 1220 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.6
SC Float 94.4
SC Mixed 94.5
76% 95.2 Pts
QC Int 386
QC Float 384
QC Mixed 366
86% 379 Pts
MC Int 944
MC Float 994
MC Mixed 989
146% 976 Pts
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Gaming 101%
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Desktop
Desktop 107%
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Workstation
Workstation 109%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $390

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $2,346

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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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10 hrs ago.

Nice versatility and hard to beat for CPU-based rendering


Good

2 days ago.

great processor


Good

19 days ago.

8 core.


Outstanding

2 years ago.


Good

4 months ago.

what a nice procesor !


Excellent

1 month ago.

welp,ryzens dead. sayonara amd


Poor

1 month ago.

Disgustingly fast!


Outstanding

21 months ago.

ITS BEAUTIFUL!


Outstanding

6 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

22 months ago.

Easy to overclock and easy to tame CPU temp on air


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