Average Bench: 83.9% (82nd of 1239)

Based on 73,544 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: 74%Average: 83.9% Great: 95%
Gaming
Gaming 84%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
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Workstation
Workstation 73%
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Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-5820K averaged just 16.1% 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 90.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 106Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5820K is 20.6%. 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 836Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 668Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 73,544 samples)
Min Avg Max
82 Memory 90.7 96.2
86.6 1-Core 106 131
173 2-Core 212 259
80% 136 Pts
Min Avg Max
329 4-Core 415 515
554 8-Core 668 825
68.8% 541 Pts
Min Avg Max
699 64-Core 836 1020
56.1% 836 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.1
1-Core 129
2-Core 256
91% 159 Pts
4-Core 489
8-Core 754
80% 622 Pts
64-Core 975
66% 975 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,642,474 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $389 @ launch in Aug '14
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Desktop 80%
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Workstation 67%
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Motherboard: Asus X99-A - $240

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 45% - Average Total price: $1,144

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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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9 hrs ago.

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

2 days ago.

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


Good

6 months ago.

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


Liked

7 months ago.

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Terrible

7 days ago.

daed 5820k not good Effective Speed


Excellent

5 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!


Excellent

1 day ago.

Many core high freq i love


Outstanding

5 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

7 months ago.

Is super prossesor dont need say match take it


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

2 years ago.

old


Outstanding

4 years ago.

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


Good

19 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

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

19 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.


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