Average Bench: 81% (135th of 1307)

Based on 80,804 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306F2, , 0F8BFBFF000306F2, 1FABFBFF000306F2 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5820K CPU @ 3.30GHz

The Intel Core i7-5820K is the cheapest of three (5820K,5930K,5960X) new Haswell-E prosumer/enthusiast processors. The 5820K sports six physical cores and twelve threads which allow for enormous processing throughput. Unfortunately Intel have somewhat handicapped the 5820K by setting its base clock at just 3.3 GHz, 0.7GHz lower than the class leading 4790K. Comparing the 4790K and 5820K shows that the cheaper i7-4790K is significantly faster at both single and dual threaded workloads. The additional two cores found in the 5820K are not relevant to general computing and as such the 5820K probably makes a better server rather than consumer proposition. The Haswell-E X99 architecture also requires DDR4 RAM which is currently far more expensive than DDR3. Overall the 5820K is a very expensive option and probably best avoided by the vast majority of consumers.  [Sep '14 CPUPro]

Poor: 71%Average: 81% Great: 94%
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-5820K averaged just 18.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-5820K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 87.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 104Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5820K is 22.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-5820K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 827Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 658Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 80,804 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.9 Memory 87.2 95.4
81.2 1-Core 104 130
166 2-Core 207 258
77.8% 133 Pts
Min Avg Max
319 4-Core 403 507
531 8-Core 658 822
67.4% 531 Pts
Min Avg Max
674 64-Core 827 1,024
55.5% 827 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 79
1-Core 131
2-Core 256
87% 155 Pts
4-Core 489
8-Core 818
83% 654 Pts
64-Core 1009
68% 1009 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.1
1-Core 99.2
2-Core 184
75% 124 Pts
4-Core 351
8-Core 556
58% 453 Pts
64-Core 595
40% 595 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.6
1-Core 100
2-Core 186
74% 124 Pts
4-Core 341
8-Core 577
58% 459 Pts
64-Core 718
48% 718 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $389 @ launch in Aug '14
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Desktop 85%
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Workstation 44%
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Motherboard: Asus X99-A - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 47% - Average Total price: $1,066

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-5820K Processor (15M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz)
Code NameHaswell E
Launch DateQ3'14
Processor Numberi7-5820K
# of Cores6
# of Threads12
Cache15 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.2, AVX 2.0, AES
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$389.00 - $396.00
Clock Speed3.3 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.6 GHz
Bus Speed0 GT/s
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP140 W

Graphics

Processor GraphicsNone

Memory

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 Lanes28

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

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

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo

 Comments

LGA2011-V3

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6 days ago.

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Amazing processor. just upgraded from an AMD FX 8350. It’s paired with an MSI x99a gaming pro carbon motherboard, 16gb Geil EVO x ram, and an AMD fury x. I’ve overclocked the CPU to 4.0ghz (haven’t felt the need to go faster), with a nzxt kraken x41 and my temps at idle are around 38*C and it never goes above 55*C when gaming. When I’m just messing around in windows or on the web, I haven’t noticed a difference from my fx8350, but gaming on CPU intensive games, this chip blows the former away. (GPU intensive games I couldn’t tell a difference, thank you fury x btw). I was trying to hold out until AMD released Zen, but I pulled the trigger and bought an i7. If I could do it over again, I would.—Nov '16


Excellent

2 months ago.

Compared to the 6800k, much better overclocked now Haswell-e is mature


Good

4 months ago.

Robust CPU, 4.2, 1.2 v, idle 30 top 65


Terrible

2 days ago.

daed 5820k not good Effective Speed


Excellent

16 months ago.

Absolutely Nice CPU! In Use with Asrock X99 extreme6/ac, and 16GB HyperX Fury DDRs 2444mhz Ram and an MSI GTX750 2GB DDR5!


Outstanding

6 years ago.


Terrible

2 years ago.

An excellent overclocker for its price, the additional two cores will be definitely beneficial for any video rendering or load heavy tasks.


Excellent

18 months ago.

Is super prossesor dont need say match take it


Excellent

12 months ago.

i had this processor with 4,3ghz OC and got me 1250 pt in cinebench R15 its beautifull


Good

9 months ago.

nice 6 core cpu. can run games at 2020. have a ryzen 2600 performance


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

3 years ago.

old


Outstanding

5 years ago.

Great cpu . Good value,exellent speed and overclocking . (My oc is 4.9 Ghz on costum water cooling)


Good

2 years ago.

This processor has server med very well and handles anything I throw it at with no issues. Easily clocks from 3.3 to 3.8 without any issues. I am watercooled however with corsair H110i.


Excellent

20 months ago.

Great temperatures under HUGE overclock. (upwards of 25% ~4.5GHz!) Still stands strong in 2019. Cons - X99 platform, which means $$$


Excellent

2 years ago.

Built it new around 2015. Currently running at 4.2Ghz @1.2v on air. Game temps are around 50-60 and 70 max in stress tests. I could go higher with better cooling I suppose.


Excellent

10 months ago.

Has held out since 2015 and still demolishes anything I throw at it.


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