Intel Core i7 5960X 

Released July, 2014
  • 3 GHz
  • Octa core
  • Unlocked
6 Out of 10

The multi-threading performance of the Core i7-5960X is quite unprecedented, as is its cool-running too.
by Tech Radar
For a user who wants the best possible performance and for whom price is not an issue, there's a lot to like about the Core i7-5960X.
by PCMag (Sep, 2014)
Explore 4 desktops with the Intel Core i7 5960X

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core i7 5960X among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Core i7 5960X
9.7
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core i7 5960X
8.5
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Core i7 5960X
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Core i7 5960X
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Core i7 5960X
6.0
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Core i7 5960X
5.0
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Core i7 5960X
6.0

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i7 5960X

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 5960X
10.69 mPixels/s
Core i7 4790K
18.32 mPixels/s
Core i7 5930K
7.26 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 5960X
5.39 fps
Core i7 4790K
12.09 fps
Core i7 5930K
-1 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i7 5960X
2,650

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i7 5960X
2,557

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i7 5960X
4,584

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 5960X
26,400
Core i7 4790K
15,490
Core i7 5930K
20,902

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 5960X
3,657

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 5960X
4,120,000 MB/s
Core i7 4790K
5,140,000 MB/s
Core i7 5930K
4,300,000 MB/s

In The News From around the web

29
Aug

Haswell-E: The Intel Core i7-5960X 8-core Processor Review

by Ryan Shrout |
www.pcper.com
Turn the A/C back a few degrees for the rest of the summer and save up as you'll need some cash to invest in a $1000 processors, $200-300 X99 motherboard and $230-350 for DDR4 memory.
The only downside to this is that they are broken up into two "pools" on the chipset - a set of 6 and a set of 4.
Just like Haswell and Ivy Bridge-E before it, Haswell-E would retain the great overclocking features that would ship with the “K” series and “Extreme Edition” processors.
Intel is also preparing the latest LGA2011-3 socket which has similar dimensions but a different ILM key pattern which allows only for Haswell-E processor compatibility.
29
Aug

Intel Core i7 5960X EE (Haswell-E) CPU and X99 Chipset Review

by Shawn Baker |
www.tweaktown.com
If we're completely honest, because CPU launches are quite few and far between, the benchmark line up for CPUs don't get the same attention as what our motherboard and video card ones do, which are constantly evolving.
The i7 4960X EE shows a clear lead over the i7 4790K, while the i7 5960X EE jumps even further head, and really by quite a decent margin.
The die block diagram also shows that the Core i7-5960X is not a 12 core die as previously expected which turns out to be a Xeon core.
The Haswell-E Core i7-5960X will house 2.6 Billion transistors inside its 22nm die and measures at 335.2 mm which is considered a huge die.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz
Cores Octa core
Is unlocked Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing No
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. AES
  3. SSE
  4. SSE2
  5. SSE3
  6. Supplemental SSE3
  7. SSE4.2
  8. AVX 2.0
  9. AVX
  10. SSE4
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

TDP 140W
Annual home energy cost 33.73 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 122.64 $/year
Performance per watt 7.18 pt/W
Typical power consumption 113.75W

bus

Architecture QPI
Transfer rate 0 MT/s
Clock speed 0 MHz

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 16 threads
L3 cache 20 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm
Max CPUs 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.45 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.6 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 8,243.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.45 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type DDR
Channels Quad Channel
Supports ECC No
Maximum bandwidth 6,400 MB/s
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB
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Comments

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x99 or z270. Is there really a wrong choice if you are a true enthusiast?
Now I have a new one.... :) 6950X http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?p=4142500#post4142500
Wowww
That is one powerful PC..
And I have one :) http://computer.bazoom.com/dk/galleri/8503-stationaer-asus-rogevga-blackredmetal-extreme
The beast!
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