Average Bench: 103% (1st of 952)

Based on 662 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000406F1 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6950X CPU @ 3.00GHz

The Core i7-6950X is Intel’s new top of the range prosumer CPU. This flagship model has a whopping ten cores with base and turbo frequencies of 3.0 and 4.0 GHz respectively. The 6950X is based on the 14 nm Broadwell-E architecture. It has a TDP of 140 watts, 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes and no integrated graphics. Because of its ridiculously high MSRP of around $2,000, this CPU only makes sense for very niche use cases which could include top end graphics design or video production workstations. Comparing the 6950X and 6700K shows that for typical desktop use the 6950X only offers a gain of around 20% for a whopping 6 fold price increase. This is because desktop computing largely depends on single core performance and the Skylake i7-6700K is both clocked higher and has higher IPC due to its one generation lead over the 6950X. That said, if you want the most powerful desktop processor money can buy, then the 6950X hits the spot. [Jun '16 CPUPro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i7-6950X averaged 2.6% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-6950X near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Multi Core Integer Speed 1,418Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,623Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6950X is 35.8%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-6950X performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 110Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 116Pts
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 662 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.2 SC Int 110 132
91.3 SC Float 121 144
86.5 SC Mixed 116 137
92.5% 116 Pts
Min Avg Max
359 QC Int 447 526
395 QC Float 493 576
374 QC Mixed 469 548
106% 470 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,203 MC Int 1,418 1,644
1,374 MC Float 1,623 1,885
1,283 MC Mixed 1,531 1,784
228% 1,524 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 135
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 141
111% 139 Pts
QC Int 538
QC Float 567
QC Mixed 561
126% 555 Pts
MC Int 1,686
MC Float 1947
MC Mixed 1,833
272% 1,822 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 129
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 516
QC Float 562
QC Mixed 537
122% 538 Pts
MC Int 1,626
MC Float 1,864
MC Mixed 1,755
261% 1748 Pts
662 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,212,771 CPUs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $1,649.992 mins ago.
EbayUS $1,649.998 mins ago.
NeweggUS $1,649.9911 hrs ago.
Send price feedback
Typical Core i7-6950X Builds (Compare 833 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 116%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 122%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 126%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $561

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $3,081

Popular Core i7-6950X compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your CPU? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark (UBM).
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write and mixed IO.
  • - Checks include: 4k Align, NCQ, TRIM, SATA, USB & S.M.A.R.T.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the highest voted in class.
  • - Find the best upgrades.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 2017 CPU Rankings.

Welcome to our desktop CPU comparison. We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by price to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Calculated values don't always paint the whole picture so we check them against hundreds of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-6950X Processor Extreme Edition (25M Cache, up to 3.50 GHz)
Code NameBroadwell E
Launch DateQ2'16
Processor Numberi7-6950X
# of Cores10
# of Threads20
Cache25 MB
Instruction Set64-bit
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed3 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4 GHz
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP140 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsNone

Memory

Max Memory Size128 GB
Memory TypesDDR4 2400/2133
Memory Channels4
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
Max # of PCI Express Lanes40

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Turbo Boost 3.0 TechYes
Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
vPro TechNo
Smart Response TechYes

Package

Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedLGA2011-v3

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

Added 9 months ago.

Good

8 hrs ago.

lol


Good

9 months ago.


Good

1 day ago.

Its a good CPU, but not worth it for the price, is not much better than the 6700k or the 4770k i7.


Good

4 months ago.

Pretty high price, but so much power...


Your
opinion?
952 Processors (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different CPUs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i7-7700K $310Nvidia GTX 1070 $370Samsung 850 Evo 250GB $94
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 $330AMD RX 480 $190Samsung 850 Pro 256GB $136
Intel Core i5-7600K $215Nvidia GTX 1060-6GB $235Samsung 850 Evo 500GB $160
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $50Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $110SanDisk Extreme 64GB $34
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $90G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $430SanDisk Extreme 32GB $26
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 1TB $50HyperX Fury DDR4 2133 C14 2x8GB $119SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $9
Today's hottest deals
User Guide  •  About  •  FAQs  •  @Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer Feedback