Average Bench: 103% (3rd of 961)

Based on 1,073 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]

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Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i7-6950X averaged 2.7% 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 1,414Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,619Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6950X is 31.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-6950X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 111Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 116Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,073 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.9 SC Int 111 131
95.8 SC Float 122 143
89.8 SC Mixed 116 137
92.9% 116 Pts
Min Avg Max
367 QC Int 449 526
414 QC Float 493 574
400 QC Mixed 470 549
107% 471 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,203 MC Int 1,414 1,628
1,373 MC Float 1,619 1,864
1,299 MC Mixed 1,525 1,757
227% 1,519 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 129
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 134
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 515
QC Float 562
QC Mixed 536
122% 538 Pts
MC Int 1,602
MC Float 1,850
MC Mixed 1,740
259% 1,730 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 125
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 131
104% 131 Pts
QC Int 490
QC Float 548
QC Mixed 523
118% 521 Pts
MC Int 1,571
MC Float 1,805
MC Mixed 1,724
254% 1,700 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 137
103% 128 Pts
QC Int 493
QC Float 499
QC Mixed 504
113% 499 Pts
MC Int 1,509
MC Float 1,762
MC Mixed 1,678
246% 1,649 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 122
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 466
QC Float 510
QC Mixed 492
111% 489 Pts
MC Int 1,375
MC Float 1,590
MC Mixed 1,504
223% 1,490 Pts
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Typical Core i7-6950X Builds (Compare 1,264 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 122%
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Workstation 126%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $569

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 79% - Very good Total price: $2,869

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 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

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8 hrs ago.

expensive but worth it if you have the money...


Good

7 days ago.

Very powerful CPU...indeed... but awfully expensive... :S


Good

8 days ago.

What you need to future proof your build


Good

12 months ago.


Poor

1 month ago.

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


Good

7 months ago.

Pretty high price, but so much power...


Outstanding

2 months ago.

The Best Processor of all. The CPU Number 1 in the World.


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