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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 Single 64Bit
min: 147     avg: 156     median: 155.5 (71%)     max: 164 Points
WinRAR - Result
8450 KB/s (99%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 9.3     avg: 15     median: 15 (3%)     max: 20.7 Seconds
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
26617 Points (54%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
22114 Points (58%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
31129 Points (55%)
Geekbench 3 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
32399 Points (51%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
26761 Points (74%)
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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i7 (Desktop)

» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 9700K
   3.6 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 8086K
   3.7 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 8700K
   3.7 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6950X
   3 GHz / 2.5 MB L2 + 25 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 8700
   3.2 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 7740X
   4.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 7700K
   4.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 5960X
   3 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 20 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4960X
   3.6 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 15 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 7700
   3.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6700K
   4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 3960X
   3.3 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 15 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4790K
   4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6700
   3.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4790
   3.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 5775C
   3.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4770K
   3.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4790S
   3.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 990X EE
   3.47 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 980X EE
   3.33 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 3770K
   3.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4790T
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6700T
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 2700K
   3.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 2600K
   3.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 975
   3.33 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 960
   3.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 950
   3.06 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 940
   2.93 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 920
   2.66 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 9700K
   3.6 GHz / 2 MB + 16 MB
- Intel Core i9 9880H
   2.3 GHz / 2 MB + 16 MB
- Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 8086K
   3.7 GHz / 1.5 MB + 12 MB
- Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 8700K
   3.7 GHz / 1.5 MB + 12 MB
- AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
   3.7 GHz / 4 MB + 16 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6950X
   3 GHz / 2.5 MB L2 + 25 MB L3
+ Intel Core i9 8950HK
   2.9 GHz / 1536 KB + 12288 KB
+ Intel Xeon E-2186M
   2.9 GHz / 1536 KB + 12288 KB
+ Intel Xeon E-2276M
   2.8 GHz / 1536 KB + 12288 KB
+ Intel Xeon (Desktop) E-2176G
   3.7 GHz / 1536 KB + 12288 KB
+ Intel Xeon W-2145
   3.7 GHz / 8192 KB + 11264 KB
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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2017-03-24)