IntelBX80648I75930K
AMD100-100000022BOX

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.5GHz, Haswell-E.
Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 199,039 user samples
29,133 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 106th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
169,906 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 70th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 81%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
82.4 % 85.7 % +4%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
87.7 Pts Lower memory latency.
+11%
79.1 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
107 Pts 135 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+26%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
213 Pts 265 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+24%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
415 Pts 495 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+19%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
670 Pts 819 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+22%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
94.9 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+7%
88.4 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
133 Pts 142 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+7%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
262 Pts 282 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+8%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
524 Pts 550 Pts +5%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
841 Pts 885 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+5%
Market Share
Based on 35,975,815 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.08 % 1.53 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,812%
Value
Value For Money
72.1 % 88.3 % Better value.
+22%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
76 % 120 % Much more popular.
+58%
Price
Price (score)
$451 $249 Much cheaper.
+45%
Age
Newest
75 Months 16 Months Much more recent.
+79%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts 95 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+68%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 3.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.7 GHz 4.4 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+19%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1039 Pts 1146 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+10%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
845 Pts 1070 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+27%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell-E Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA2011-V3 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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The Intel 5930K is Intel's new middle tier Haswell-E prosumer CPU. This model has base/turbo clocks of 3.5/3.7 GHz and sports 6 physical cores with 12 hyperthreads. The 5930K offers enormous processing throughput but like its Haswell-E siblings it lacks in single and dual-core speed. Comparing the 5930K and 4790K shows that the 4790K offers nearly 20% more single and dual core throughput and is priced nearly 40% lower than the 5930K. The 5930K does win hands down on multi-core workloads but these are not generally relevant to consumers. Finally since the Haswell-E architecture is coupled with the X99 chipset it requires far more expensive DDR4 RAM with offers little upside over DDR3. [Sep '14 CPUPro]

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Early Q3 of 2019 sees the release of the new Ryzen 5 3600X: a hex-core, 12-thread processor. AMD are releasing five new CPUs based on their latest Zen 2 microarchitecture which delivers approximately 13% better IPC than the previous 12nm Zen+. For workstation builds the 3600X is viable, however, the $200 USD Ryzen 5 3600 represents a far better value proposition. The additional $40 USD for the 3600X basically buys a better cooler (Spire vs Stealth). This allows for an extra 200 MHz of extra base and boost clock: 3.8 / 4.4 GHz on the 3600X vs 3.6 / 4.2 GHz on the 3600, this translates to approximately 2% higher overclocked performance for 20% more money. Neither of the stock coolers on the 3600 or 3600X are as effective as a $20 USD aftermarket cooler such as the Gammaxx 400. The 3600 with a Gammaxx 400 outperforms the 3600X with a Spire cooler and when both use a Gammaxx 400 they are more or less identical. The 3600X SKU is basically a marketing gimmick designed to milk unsuspecting consumers. Comparing the 3600X to Intel’s overclocked flagship i5-9600K shows that although the 3600X has 29% faster 64-core speed, it is around 11% worse for gaming (sub eight core performance). Additionally, the 3600X's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which can also impact gaming. The arrival of Zen 2 marks the end of the "Sandy Bridge (i5-2500K)" era, Intel can no longer rely exclusively on their single-core advantage to dominate the market, they must also compete on price. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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