Average Bench: 86.2% (56th of 1147)

Based on 18,721 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: 71%Average: 86.2% Great: 103%
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 13.7% 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 815Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 860Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5930K is 32.4%. 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 107Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 108Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 18,721 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.3 SC Int 109 130
83.3 SC Float 107 129
87.7 SC Mixed 108 129
86.5% 108 Pts
Min Avg Max
329 QC Int 424 514
340 QC Float 424 510
330 QC Mixed 422 512
95.9% 423 Pts
Min Avg Max
644 MC Int 815 973
728 MC Float 876 1,046
704 MC Mixed 860 1,025
127% 851 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 128
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 131
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 523
QC Float 501
QC Mixed 524
117% 516 Pts
MC Int 959
MC Float 1,035
MC Mixed 1,030
151% 1,008 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 123
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 121
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 450
QC Float 481
QC Mixed 472
106% 468 Pts
MC Int 879
MC Float 964
MC Mixed 896
137% 913 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 109
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 433
QC Float 442
QC Mixed 431
99% 435 Pts
MC Int 812
MC Float 877
MC Mixed 857
127% 849 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.1
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 103
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 410
QC Float 416
QC Mixed 409
93% 412 Pts
MC Int 754
MC Float 817
MC Mixed 821
119% 797 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $580 @ launch in Aug '14
BHPhotoUS $59923 months
AmazonUS $6073 years
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Gaming 122%
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Desktop
Desktop 108%
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Workstation 96%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $339

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $2,276

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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.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

20 days ago.

best cpu especially for the price i got it at


Liked

7 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

3 months 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

9 months ago.

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Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Outstanding

4 years ago.


Terrible

18 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

15 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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