Average Bench: 86.6% (45th of 1137)

Based on 16,426 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: 70%Average: 86.6% Great: 104%
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-5930K averaged just 13.4% 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 822Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 869Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5930K is 33.5%. 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 109Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 109Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 16,426 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.7 SC Int 109 131
85.2 SC Float 109 130
87.6 SC Mixed 109 130
87.2% 109 Pts
Min Avg Max
339 QC Int 424 517
341 QC Float 426 515
334 QC Mixed 423 516
96.2% 424 Pts
Min Avg Max
667 MC Int 822 979
750 MC Float 885 1,050
729 MC Mixed 869 1,032
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 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 128
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 126
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 504
QC Float 506
QC Mixed 510
115% 507 Pts
MC Int 950
MC Float 1,043
MC Mixed 1,013
150% 1,002 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 129
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 129
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 491
QC Float 516
QC Mixed 502
114% 503 Pts
MC Int 928
MC Float 972
MC Mixed 978
144% 959 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 106
SC Float 98
SC Mixed 106
83% 103 Pts
QC Int 402
QC Float 412
QC Mixed 409
92% 408 Pts
MC Int 800
MC Float 848
MC Mixed 840
124% 829 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 100
SC Float 98.3
SC Mixed 96.7
79% 98.4 Pts
QC Int 342
QC Float 366
QC Mixed 337
79% 348 Pts
MC Int 775
MC Float 826
MC Mixed 813
120% 805 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $580 @ launch in Aug '14
BHPhotoUS $59919 months
AmazonUS $6073 years
NeweggUS $6136 months
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Gaming 124%
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Desktop 109%
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Workstation 97%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $339

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $2,324

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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

3 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


Good

15 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

4 months ago.

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Outstanding

4 years ago.


Terrible

6 months ago.

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


Terrible

14 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

11 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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