Average Bench: 86.4% (50th of 1144)

Based on 16,093 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306F2, , 0000000000000000, 0F8BFBFF000306F2, 1F8BFBFF000306F2 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5930K CPU @ 3.50GHz

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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Poor: 69%Average: 86.4% Great: 104%
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-5930K averaged just 13.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-5930K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Multi Core Integer Speed 825Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 869Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5930K is 34.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-5930K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Floating Point Speed 108Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 108Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,093 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.5 SC Int 109 132
83 SC Float 108 130
87.2 SC Mixed 108 130
86.7% 108 Pts
Min Avg Max
330 QC Int 423 518
333 QC Float 423 519
331 QC Mixed 422 517
95.9% 423 Pts
Min Avg Max
688 MC Int 825 985
729 MC Float 884 1,053
709 MC Mixed 869 1,039
129% 859 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 118
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 476
QC Float 477
QC Mixed 476
108% 476 Pts
MC Int 873
MC Float 959
MC Mixed 920
137% 917 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 127
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 127
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 481
QC Float 472
QC Mixed 446
106% 466 Pts
MC Int 933
MC Float 1,018
MC Mixed 994
147% 982 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 107
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 437
QC Float 398
QC Mixed 429
96% 421 Pts
MC Int 814
MC Float 876
MC Mixed 859
127% 850 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 105
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 392
QC Float 418
QC Mixed 400
91% 403 Pts
MC Int 776
MC Float 830
MC Mixed 816
121% 807 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $580 @ launch in Aug '14
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Desktop 108%
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Workstation 96%
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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-5930K Processor (15M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz)
Code NameHaswell E
Launch DateQ3'14
Processor Numberi7-5930K
# 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$583.00 - $594.00
Clock Speed3.5 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.7 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 Lanes40

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 4 years ago.

Liked

5 months ago.

Comment 

Moved to Intel from AMD... I use this chip for Adobe cc work. I am staggered by its performance. When it's coupled with a PCIe SSD it's a nuclear powered warp drive galactic mothership!—Oct '14


Excellent

29 days ago.

very power processor. can run number of vm in same time I play a game. but sometime, I would like have 2 more core inside. and limitation to 64 GB of memory is small. Regarding limitation of skylake CPU, this is the better. It can run a sli with 40 PCIe lane (not 16) a have PCIe SSD and M2 drive.


Poor

6 months ago.

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Outstanding

4 years ago.


Terrible

8 months ago.

Its a very good cpu if you use it for graphics rendering and 3d modelling, like Maya or Max.


Terrible

16 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

13 months ago.

it is old


Excellent

2 years ago.

This processor run easily at 4.5 Ghz and is stable like a rock... I won't change this system for a good 3 to even 4 years...


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