Average Bench: 74.1% (96th of 1206)

Based on 20,419 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: 60%Average: 74.1% Great: 90%
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-5930K averaged 25.9% 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 107Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 214Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5930K is 30.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-5930K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 854Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 677Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,419 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.8 1-Core 107 131
170 2-Core 214 258
75.6% 161 Pts
Min Avg Max
316 4-Core 418 518
563 8-Core 677 832
69.6% 548 Pts
Min Avg Max
703 64-Core 854 1,024
57.3% 854 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 138
2-Core 268
96% 203 Pts
4-Core 547
8-Core 878
91% 713 Pts
64-Core 1,077
72% 1,077 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
1-Core 115
2-Core 227
81% 171 Pts
4-Core 451
8-Core 746
76% 598 Pts
64-Core 909
61% 909 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 106
2-Core 210
74% 158 Pts
4-Core 422
8-Core 649
69% 535 Pts
64-Core 818
55% 818 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 78.6
2-Core 154
55% 116 Pts
4-Core 299
8-Core 606
56% 452 Pts
64-Core 885
59% 885 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,106,424 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $580 @ launch in Aug '14
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Gaming 108%
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Desktop
Desktop 96%
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Workstation
Workstation 79%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $310

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 38% - Below average Total price: $1,982

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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 5 years ago.

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2 months ago.

best cpu especially for the price i got it at


Excellent

26 days 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

13 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

19 months ago.

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Excellent

22 days ago.

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


Outstanding

5 years ago.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

2 years ago.

it is old


Excellent

3 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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