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Intel Core i7-5960X

The Intel Core i7-5960X is the top model from the expensive Hawell-E series. It is made for the LGA2011-3 socket and offers 8 CPU cores (16 Threads), a quad-channel DDR4 memory controller and 20 MB of Level 3 cache. The processor cores are clocked between 3 and 3,5 GHz. With a specified TDP of 140 Watt, the i7-5960X is a very power hungry CPU.

SeriesIntel Core i7 (Desktop)
CodenameHaswell-E
Clock Rate3000 - 3500 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache2 MB
Level 3 Cache20 MB
Number of Cores / Threads8 / 16
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)140 Watt
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
SocketFCLGA2011-3
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$999 U.S.
Announcement Date09/01/2014
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 5960X

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
1387 Points (65%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
15.1 Points (63%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
33929 Points (68%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
116.8 seconds (1%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
4.3 seconds (1%)
WinRAR - Result
7049 KB/s (83%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
82.3 fps (49%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.7 GB/s (42%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
1.3 GB/s (62%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
8.2 GB/s (68%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
9924 Points (78%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
15217 points (93%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
16942 Points (75%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
22382 Points (81%)
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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i7 (Desktop)

» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6950X
   3 GHz / 2.5 MB + 25 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 7740X
   4.3 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 7700K
   4.2 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 5960X
   3 GHz / 2 MB + 20 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4960X
   3.6 GHz / 1.5 MB + 15 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 7700
   3.6 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6700K
   4 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 3960X
   3.3 GHz / 1.5 MB + 15 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4790K
   4 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6700
   3.4 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4790
   3.6 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 5775C
   3.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4770K
   3.5 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4790S
   3.2 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 990X EE
   3.47 GHz / 1.5 MB + 12 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 980X EE
   3.33 GHz / 1.5 MB + 12 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 3770K
   3.5 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6700T
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 2700K
   3.5 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 2600K
   3.4 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 975
   3.33 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 960
   3.2 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 950
   3.06 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 940
   2.93 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 920
   2.66 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
   3.6 GHz / 4 MB + 16 MB
- AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
   3.4 GHz / 4 MB + 16 MB
- Intel Xeon (Desktop) E5-2697 v2
   2.7 GHz / 3 MB + 30 MB
- Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 7740X
   4.3 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 7700K
   4.2 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 5960X
   3 GHz / 2 MB + 20 MB
+ AMD Ryzen 7 1700
   3 GHz / 4096 KB + 16384 KB
+ Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4960X
   3.6 GHz / 1536 KB + 15360 KB
+ Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 7700
   3.6 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6700K
   4 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Xeon (Desktop) E5-2680
   2.7 GHz / 2048 KB + 20480 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-08- 3)