Average Bench: 102% - 4th / 945

more Based on 2,673 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]

Poor: 83%Average: 102% Great: 125%
Gaming 102%
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 99%
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Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i7-5960X averaged 1.8% 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.


Multi Core Integer Speed 1,089Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,143Pts
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Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5960X is 41.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-5960X performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 105Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 107Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 2,673 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.4 SC Int 106 133
81.2 SC Float 107 133
76.1 SC Mixed 105 131
84.9% 106 Pts
Min Avg Max
331 QC Int 430 532
346 QC Float 435 533
341 QC Mixed 425 522
97.4% 430 Pts
Min Avg Max
893 MC Int 1,089 1,340
939 MC Float 1,156 1,423
914 MC Mixed 1,143 1,407
169% 1,129 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 129
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 128
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 524
QC Float 519
QC Mixed 514
118% 519 Pts
MC Int 1,322
MC Float 1,405
MC Mixed 1,390
206% 1,372 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 116
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 519
QC Float 534
QC Mixed 524
119% 526 Pts
MC Int 1,351
MC Float 1,434
MC Mixed 1415
210% 1,400 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.4
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 102
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 410
QC Float 421
QC Mixed 406
93% 412 Pts
MC Int 1,026
MC Float 1,078
MC Mixed 1,087
159% 1,063 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
SC Int 97.6
SC Float 97.2
SC Mixed 97
78% 97.3 Pts
QC Int 383
QC Float 397
QC Mixed 381
88% 387 Pts
MC Int 992
MC Float 1,050
MC Mixed 1,040
154% 1,027 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
SC Int 45.9
SC Float 47.4
SC Mixed 51.4
39% 48.2 Pts
QC Int 171
QC Float 172
QC Mixed 192
40% 178 Pts
MC Int 741
MC Float 955
MC Mixed 1,009
134% 902 Pts

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Gaming 116%
Desktop 112%
Workstation 118%

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $430

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 86% - Excellent Total price: $2,386

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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


Processor GraphicsNone


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 Size52.5mm x 45.0mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedLGA2011-v3

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo



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Nice versatility and hard to beat for CPU-based rendering


5 days ago.

8 core.


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3 months ago.

what a nice procesor !


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welp,ryzens dead. sayonara amd


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Disgustingly fast!


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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


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Easy to overclock and easy to tame CPU temp on air

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