Intel Core i7-5960X Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i7-5960X is a 8 core processor. It can handle 16 threads simultaneously and was introduced in Q3/2014. The Intel Core i7-5960X is based on the 5. generation of the Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition series and requires a mainboard with the socket LGA 2011-3. The Intel Core i7-5960X scores 1,002 points with one CPU core in the Geekbench 5 benchmark. When using all CPU cores, the result is 7,843 points.
Intel Core i7-5960X

CPU lineage

Here you can see which group the Intel Core i7-5960X belongs to and which processor is the predecessor of the Intel Core i7-5960X.

Name: Intel Core i7-5960X
Family: Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition (24)
CPU group: Intel Core i 5000X (3)
Architecture: Haswell E
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 5
Predecessor: Intel Core i7-4960X
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The 8 CPU cores of the Intel Core i7-5960X clock with 3.00 GHz (3.50 GHz). The number of CPU cores and the clock frequency of the processor are largely responsible for the overall performance.

CPU Cores / Threads: 8 / 16
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 8x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 3.00 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.50 GHz
Turbo Frequency (8 Cores): 3.20 GHz

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i7-5960X supports up to 64 GB memory in up to 4 (Quad Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum memory bandwidth of 68.2 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR4-2133
68.2 GB/s
Max. Memory: 64 GB
Memory channels: 4 (Quad Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 40
PCIe Bandwidth: 39.4 GB/s

Thermal Management

With the TDP, the processor manufacturer specifies the cooling solution required for the processor. The Intel Core i7-5960X has a TDP of 140 W.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 140 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --

Technical details

The Intel Core i7-5960X has a 20.00 MB large cache. The processor is manufactured in 22 nm. Modern production increases the efficiency of the processor.

Technology: 22 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 2011-3
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 20.00 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
Release date: Q3/2014
Release price: 829 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i7-5960X have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 AMD Ryzen 7 1700
8C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
57
Valve Steam Deck (AMD Custom APU 0405) Valve Steam Deck (AMD Custom APU 0405)
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
57
Intel Core i5-6500 Intel Core i5-6500
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
56
Intel Core i7-5960X Intel Core i7-5960X
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
55
Intel Core i3-8109U Intel Core i3-8109U
2C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
55
Intel Core i5-8350U Intel Core i5-8350U
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
55
AMD Ryzen 3 3200G AMD Ryzen 3 3200G
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
54

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
AMD Ryzen 3 8300G AMD Ryzen 3 8300G
4C 8T @ 4.90 GHz
510
Apple M1 Apple M1
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
509
Apple M1 (7-GPU) Apple M1 (7-GPU)
8C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
509
Intel Core i7-5960X Intel Core i7-5960X
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
498
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7730U AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 7730U
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
496
AMD Ryzen 7 7730U AMD Ryzen 7 7730U
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
496
Intel Core i9-9880H Intel Core i9-9880H
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
494

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
AMD EPYC 7252 AMD EPYC 7252
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
1004
Intel Core i7-6785R Intel Core i7-6785R
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
1004
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
1004
Intel Core i7-5960X Intel Core i7-5960X
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
1002
Intel Xeon E5-2643 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2643 v4
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
1002
Intel Xeon E5-2667 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2667 v4
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
1002
Intel Core i7-5775C Intel Core i7-5775C
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
997

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS Creator Edition AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS Creator Edition
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
7854
Intel Core i7-1365U Intel Core i7-1365U
10C 12T @ 1.80 GHz
7852
Intel Core i5-1345U Intel Core i5-1345U
10C 12T @ 1.60 GHz
7850
Intel Core i7-5960X Intel Core i7-5960X
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
7843
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS
8C 16T @ 3.90 GHz
7842
Intel Core i3-12300 Intel Core i3-12300
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
7834
Intel Core i7-1366URE Intel Core i7-1366URE
10C 12T @ 1.70 GHz
7786

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i3-7100T Intel Core i3-7100T
2C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1157
Intel Core i5-5675R Intel Core i5-5675R
4C 4T @ 3.60 GHz
1157
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
12C 24T @ 4.00 GHz
1155
Intel Core i7-5960X Intel Core i7-5960X
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
1154
Intel Core i5-7287U Intel Core i5-7287U
2C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
1154
Intel Xeon E5-2667 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2667 v3
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
1152
MediaTek Dimensity 8200 MediaTek Dimensity 8200
8C 8T @ 3.10 GHz
1151

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650G AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
7721
Intel Core i7-1260P Intel Core i7-1260P
12C 16T @ 3.10 GHz
7655
Intel Core i7-9800X Intel Core i7-9800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
7654
Intel Core i7-5960X Intel Core i7-5960X
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
7640
Intel Xeon E5-2683 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2683 v4
16C 32T @ 2.50 GHz
7633
Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
7619
Intel Core i5-1334U Intel Core i5-1334U
10C 12T @ 1.30 GHz
7605

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Xeon E5-1650 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1650 v2
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
12750
Intel Core i7-10700TE Intel Core i7-10700TE
8C 16T @ 2.00 GHz
12744
Intel Core i5-10500 Intel Core i5-10500
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
12725
Intel Core i7-5960X Intel Core i7-5960X
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
12709
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
12700
Intel Xeon E5-2650L v4 Intel Xeon E5-2650L v4
14C 28T @ 2.00 GHz
12657
Intel Xeon E5-2667 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2667 v3
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
12638

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
241.2
Intel Core i9-9880H Intel Core i9-9880H
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
242.2
Intel Core i9-9980HK Intel Core i9-9980HK
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
251.2
Intel Core i7-5960X Intel Core i7-5960X
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
254.1
Apple M2 Apple M2
8C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
277
Apple M2 (8-GPU) Apple M2 (8-GPU)
8C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
277
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
278.4

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650GE AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 4650GE
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
3997
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 AMD Ryzen 5 3600
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
3990
Intel Xeon E5-2660 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2660 v3
10C 20T @ 2.60 GHz
3967
Intel Core i7-5960X Intel Core i7-5960X
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
3944
Intel Core i5-10600 Intel Core i5-10600
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
3927
Intel Core i9-10885H Intel Core i9-10885H
8C 16T @ 2.40 GHz
3902
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 AMD Ryzen 7 1700
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
3883

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i5-8400H Intel Core i5-8400H
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
178
Intel Core i5-8600 Intel Core i5-8600
6C 6T @ 4.20 GHz
178
Intel Core i7-10710U Intel Core i7-10710U
6C 12T @ 4.70 GHz
178
Intel Core i7-5960X Intel Core i7-5960X
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
177
Intel Core i5-1038NG7 Intel Core i5-1038NG7
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
177
Intel Core i7-1060NG7 Intel Core i7-1060NG7
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
177
Intel Core i7-1060G7 Intel Core i7-1060G7
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
177

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1380
Intel Xeon E5-2630 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2630 v4
10C 20T @ 2.60 GHz
1374
AMD Ryzen 7 2700E AMD Ryzen 7 2700E
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
1364
Intel Core i7-5960X Intel Core i7-5960X
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
1360
Intel Xeon E5-1660 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1660 v3
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
1360
Intel Core i5-10400F Intel Core i5-10400F
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1341
Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
1341

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