Average Bench: 83.5% (95th of 1276)

Based on 29,952 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]

Poor: 73%Average: 83.5% Great: 94%
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-5930K averaged just 16.4% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 88.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 108Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5930K is 20.9%. 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 863Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 683Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 29,952 samples)
Min Avg Max
80.1 Memory 88.7 95.8
88.2 1-Core 108 131
179 2-Core 216 260
80.4% 138 Pts
Min Avg Max
340 4-Core 422 513
553 8-Core 683 826
70.2% 553 Pts
Min Avg Max
723 64-Core 863 1,031
57.9% 863 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.3
1-Core 131
2-Core 263
94% 163 Pts
4-Core 519
8-Core 883
88% 701 Pts
64-Core 1,054
71% 1,054 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.8
1-Core 114
2-Core 221
80% 139 Pts
4-Core 504
8-Core 825
84% 665 Pts
64-Core 1,042
70% 1,042 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.4
1-Core 105
2-Core 209
79% 135 Pts
4-Core 423
8-Core 688
70% 555 Pts
64-Core 835
56% 835 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.9
1-Core 98.9
2-Core 210
77% 132 Pts
4-Core 422
8-Core 643
68% 532 Pts
64-Core 777
52% 777 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $580 @ launch in Aug '14
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Typical Core i7-5930K Builds (Compare 2,409 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 115%
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Desktop
Desktop 87%
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Workstation
Workstation 103%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $310

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,853

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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 6 years ago.

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2 months ago.

Thank you for this data. Very useful and it really helps to decide when to upgrade


Excellent

3 months ago.

It's been kicking ass for 5+ years

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

4 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

2 years ago.

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Excellent

10 months ago.

have been last 5y in use n still no need to upgrade for gaming purpose, even i have been 4k(or 3440x1440) since 2014


Outstanding

6 years ago.


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

3 years ago.

it is old


Excellent

4 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...


Excellent

11 months ago.

The 5930K OC'ed (4.5Ghz) on air (Noctua Dh-15)paired with a Samsung 970 evo plus 2TB NVME, 32GB DDR4 3200Mhz CL14 and an RTX 2080Ti... 153 gaming /158 desktop/131 workstation UFO on everything. This 6 year old mobo/processor still rocks in 2020.

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