CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5960X vs 6200U among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 5960X 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 5960X  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 5960X

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 5960X

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much more l3 cache 20 MB vs 3 MB Around 6.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 3 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 25% higher turbo clock speed
Much better PassMark score 15,994 vs 3,984 More than 4x better PassMark score
More cores 8 vs 2 6 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 16 vs 4 12 more threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.45 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much more l3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core More than 65% more l3 cache per core
Much better performance per dollar 0.99 pt/$ vs 0.56 pt/$ More than 75% better performance per dollar
Better PassMark (Single core) score 1,994 vs 1,500 Around 35% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.6 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Intel Core i5 6200U

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Much lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 113.75W 9.3x lower typical power consumption
Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly better performance per watt 10.53 pt/W vs 7.19 pt/W More than 45% better performance per watt
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 122.64 $/year 9.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 33.73 $/year 9.3x lower annual home energy cost
Better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score 8.98 fps vs 5.39 fps More than 65% better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jul, 2014 Release date a year later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 5960X vs i5 6200U

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 5960X
10.69 mPixels/s
Core i5 6200U
18.86 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 5960X
5.39 fps
Core i5 6200U
8.98 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 5960X
4,120,000 MB/s
Core i5 6200U
3,610 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 5960X  vs
i5 6200U 
Clock speed 3 GHz 2.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Octa core Dual core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 140W 15W
Annual home energy cost 33.73 $/year 3.61 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 122.64 $/year 13.14 $/year
Performance per watt 7.19 pt/W 10.53 pt/W
Typical power consumption 113.75W 12.19W

bus

Architecture QPI FSB
Number of links 0 1
Transfer rate 0 MT/s 4,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 5960X  vs
i5 6200U 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 16 4
L3 cache 20 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.45 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.6 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.45 GHz 2.8 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 520
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 300 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,000 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 6,400 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB 32,768 MB
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