Average Bench: 103% (1st of 959)

Based on 958 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 3.1% 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 1,624Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-6950X is 32.3%. 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 958 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.8 SC Int 111 132
93.4 SC Float 122 144
89.7 SC Mixed 116 137
93.2% 116 Pts
Min Avg Max
367 QC Int 450 527
418 QC Float 495 577
399 QC Mixed 472 550
107% 473 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,208 MC Int 1,418 1,642
1,373 MC Float 1,624 1,879
1,293 MC Mixed 1,531 1,774
228% 1,525 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 4.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 129
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 140
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 524
QC Float 578
QC Mixed 549
125% 550 Pts
MC Int 1,467
MC Float 1,504
MC Mixed 1,491
223% 1,487 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 131
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 137
110% 137 Pts
QC Int 528
QC Float 581
QC Mixed 551
125% 553 Pts
MC Int 1,614
MC Float 1,797
MC Mixed 1477
244% 1,629 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.1
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 99.7
80% 100 Pts
QC Int 382
QC Float 421
QC Mixed 398
91% 400 Pts
MC Int 1,204
MC Float 1381
MC Mixed 1,302
194% 1,295 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 3,778,557 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i7-6950X Builds (Compare 1,112 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 116%
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Desktop 122%
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Workstation
Workstation 126%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 - $569

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $2,967

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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

Added 11 months ago.

Good

5 hrs ago.

lol


Good

3 days ago.

What you need to future proof your build


Good

11 months ago.


Poor

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

6 months ago.

Pretty high price, but so much power...


Outstanding

1 month ago.

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


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