Average Bench: 75.9% (78th of 1196)

Based on 21,014 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: 65%Average: 75.9% Great: 90%
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-5930K averaged 24.0% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 110Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 219Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-5930K is 25.6%. 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 863Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 690Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,014 samples)
Min Avg Max
90 1-Core 110 131
184 2-Core 219 261
77.2% 164 Pts
Min Avg Max
346 4-Core 429 518
565 8-Core 690 838
71.2% 560 Pts
Min Avg Max
701 64-Core 863 1,034
58% 863 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 4.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 128
2-Core 256
90% 192 Pts
4-Core 447
8-Core 756
76% 602 Pts
64-Core 997
67% 997 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 98.9
2-Core 214
73% 156 Pts
4-Core 472
8-Core 772
79% 622 Pts
64-Core 961
64% 961 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 108
2-Core 214
76% 161 Pts
4-Core 431
8-Core 667
70% 549 Pts
64-Core 855
57% 855 Pts
SOCKET 2011, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 106
2-Core 194
72% 150 Pts
4-Core 390
8-Core 653
66% 521 Pts
64-Core 780
52% 780 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,859,541 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $580 @ launch in Aug '14
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Gaming 108%
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Desktop
Desktop 98%
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Workstation
Workstation 79%
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Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME - $310

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 39% - Below average Total price: $1,943

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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.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

20 days ago.

best cpu especially for the price i got it at


Liked

15 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

11 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

17 months ago.

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Excellent

9 months 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

23 months 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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