Average Bench: 73.4% (98th of 1206)

Based on 66,297 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]

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Poor: 60%Average: 73.4% Great: 91%
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-5820K averaged 26.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 106Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 212Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5820K is 30.5%. 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 840Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 669Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 66,297 samples)
Min Avg Max
85 1-Core 106 132
170 2-Core 212 260
74.9% 159 Pts
Min Avg Max
330 4-Core 415 515
525 8-Core 669 833
68.9% 542 Pts
Min Avg Max
668 64-Core 840 1,024
56.3% 840 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 104
2-Core 202
72% 153 Pts
4-Core 393
8-Core 601
64% 497 Pts
64-Core 752
50% 752 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 120
2-Core 204
78% 162 Pts
4-Core 337
8-Core 652
61% 495 Pts
64-Core 847
57% 847 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 88.8
2-Core 204
67% 147 Pts
4-Core 397
8-Core 624
65% 510 Pts
64-Core 784
53% 784 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 97.1
2-Core 184
67% 140 Pts
4-Core 373
8-Core 575
61% 474 Pts
64-Core 750
50% 750 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,610,001 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $389 @ launch in Aug '14
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Gaming 52%
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Desktop
Desktop 71%
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Workstation
Workstation 58%
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Motherboard: Asus X99-A - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $1,187

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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

Added 5 years ago.

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6 days ago.

I have it, and I overclocked it to 4.0hz with (liquid cooling) and I can get a steady 112hz in destiny 2

Comment 

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


Good

1 month ago.

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


Good

14 days ago.

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


Excellent

15 mins ago.

daed 5820k not good Effective Speed


Excellent

9 days ago.

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


Terrible

19 months ago.

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


Outstanding

5 years ago.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Is super prossesor dont need say match take it


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

24 months ago.

old


Outstanding

3 years ago.

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


Good

14 months 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

13 months 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

4 months ago.

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


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