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Intel Core i7-6950X

Intel 6950X

The Intel Core i7-6950X is a high-end desktop CPU based on the Broadwell-E architecture. With its 10 physical cores (20 threads due to HyperThreading) it is intended for workstation PCs. The base clock speed is 3 GHz and ranges up to 3.5 GHz (Turbo Boost). The CPU also supports Turbo Boost Max 3.0, where a single core can be clocked even higher. However, this requires a special driver and a manual application profile. For current games of 2016, a fast quad-core CPU like the Kaby Lake based Core i7-7700K may be faster than the 6950X.

The CPU is produced in 14nm and rated at a quite high TDP of 120 Watt. 

SeriesIntel Core i7 (Desktop)
CodenameBroadwell-E
Clock Rate3000 - 3500 MHz
Front Side Bus9.6 GT/s / QPI
Level 1 Cache320 KB
Level 2 Cache2.5 MB
Level 3 Cache25 MB
Number of Cores / Threads10 / 20
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)120 Watt
Transistor Count3200 Million
Manufacturing Technology14 nm
Die Size246 mm2
SocketFCLGA2011-3
FeaturesQuad-Channel DDR4 Memory Controller, Hyper-Threading, AES, Enhanced Speedstep, Turbo Boost Max 3.0, SSE1-4.2
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$1723 U.S.
Announcement Date03/10/2016
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6950X

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
1859 Points (87%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 147     avg: 155.5     median: 155.5 (78%)     max: 164 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
20 Points (8%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
40378 Points (81%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
94 seconds (1%)
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
3.5 seconds (1%)
WinRAR - Result
8450 KB/s (100%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
101 fps (60%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
1.4 GB/s (82%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
1.7 GB/s (81%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
10.5 GB/s (87%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 9.3     avg: 15     median: 15 (3%)     max: 20.7 Seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
16403 points (100%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
14621 Points (37%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
21692 Points (96%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
30405 Points (87%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
26617 Points (82%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
22114 Points (85%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
31129 Points (100%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
32399 Points (86%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
3613 Points (74%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
26761 Points (97%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
4049 Points (70%)
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
224 Watt (97%)
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
189 Watt (78%)
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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) 8700K
   3.7 GHz / 1 MB + 12 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

- Intel Core i9 7900X
   3.3 GHz / 0 MB + 13.8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6950X
   3 GHz / 2.5 MB + 25 MB
+ Intel Xeon (Desktop) E5-2680 v4
   2.4 GHz / 3584 KB + 35840 KB
+ AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
   3.6 GHz / 4096 KB + 16384 KB
+ Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 8700K
   3.7 GHz / 1024 KB + 12288 KB
+ AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
   3.4 GHz / 4096 KB + 16384 KB
+ Intel Xeon (Desktop) E5-2697 v2
   2.7 GHz / 3072 KB + 30720 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-03-24)