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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 MHz
Level 1 Cache320 KB
Level 2 Cache2560 KB
Level 3 Cache25600 KB
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
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x, VT-d
Starting Price $1723 U.S.
Announcement Date03/10/2016
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6950X

Benchmarks

Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra
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min: 224     avg: 224 (100%)     median: 224 (100%)     max: 224 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra
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min: 189     avg: 189 (100%)     median: 189 (100%)     max: 189 Watt
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 26761     avg: 26761 (100%)     median: 26761 (100%)     max: 26761 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 4049     avg: 4049 (74%)     median: 4049 (74%)     max: 4049 Points
Octane V2 - Total Score
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min: 35813     avg: 35813 (81%)     median: 35813 (81%)     max: 35813 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 147     avg: 155.5 (70%)     median: 155.5 (70%)     max: 164 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 1859     avg: 1859 (100%)     median: 1859 (100%)     max: 1859 Points
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
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min: 1183     avg: 1183 (2%)     median: 1183 (2%)     max: 1183 ms
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 31129     avg: 31129 (100%)     median: 31129 (100%)     max: 31129 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 3387     avg: 3387 (73%)     median: 3387 (73%)     max: 3387 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
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min: 32399     avg: 32399 (100%)     median: 32399 (100%)     max: 32399 Points
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
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min: 3613     avg: 3613 (76%)     median: 3613 (76%)     max: 3613 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
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min: 21692     avg: 21692 (100%)     median: 21692 (100%)     max: 21692 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
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min: 14621     avg: 14621 (37%)     median: 14621 (37%)     max: 14621 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
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min: 40042     avg: 40042 (58%)     median: 40042 (58%)     max: 40042 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
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min: 7398     avg: 7398 (61%)     median: 7398 (61%)     max: 7398 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
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min: 7087     avg: 7087 (68%)     median: 7087 (68%)     max: 7087 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
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min: 30405     avg: 30405 (100%)     median: 30405 (100%)     max: 30405 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
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min: 26617     avg: 26617 (100%)     median: 26617 (100%)     max: 26617 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
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min: 22114     avg: 22114 (100%)     median: 22114 (100%)     max: 22114 Points
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
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min: 1.4     avg: 1.4 (0%)     median: 1.4 (0%)     max: 1.4 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
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min: 1.7     avg: 1.7 (0%)     median: 1.7 (0%)     max: 1.7 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
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min: 10.5     avg: 10.5 (100%)     median: 10.5 (100%)     max: 10.5 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
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min: 101     avg: 101 (100%)     median: 101 (100%)     max: 101 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
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min: 196     avg: 196 (85%)     median: 196 (85%)     max: 196 fps
WinRAR - Result
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min: 8450     avg: 8450 (100%)     median: 8450 (100%)     max: 8450 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m
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min: 94     avg: 94 (1%)     median: 94 (1%)     max: 94 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m
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min: 3.5     avg: 3.5 (1%)     median: 3.5 (1%)     max: 3.5 seconds
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
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min: 16403     avg: 16403 (100%)     median: 16403 (100%)     max: 16403 points
3DMark 06 - CPU -
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min: 10658     avg: 10658 (100%)     median: 10658 (100%)     max: 10658 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 1.9     avg: 1.9 (86%)     median: 1.9 (86%)     max: 1.9 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 20     avg: 20 (100%)     median: 20 (100%)     max: 20 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
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min: 6231     avg: 6231 (84%)     median: 6231 (84%)     max: 6231 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
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min: 40378     avg: 40378 (100%)     median: 40378 (100%)     max: 40378 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M -
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min: 9.3     avg: 15 (3%)     median: 15 (3%)     max: 20.7 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M -
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min: 20.7     avg: 20.7 (1%)     median: 20.7 (1%)     max: 20.7 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M -
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min: 495     avg: 495 (2%)     median: 495 (2%)     max: 495 Seconds
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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) 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 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
+ AMD Ryzen 7 1700X
   3.4 GHz / 4096 KB + 16384 KB
+ Intel Xeon (Desktop) E5-2697 v2
   2.7 GHz / 3072 KB + 30720 KB
+ Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 7700K
   4.2 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-03-24)