Intel Core i7-5960X - Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i7-5960X has 8 cores with 16 threads and is based on the 5. gen of the Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition series. The processor uses a mainboard with the LGA 2011-3 socket and was released in Q3/2014.
Intel Core i7-5960X
CPU lineageCPU lineage
Name: Intel Core i7-5960X
Family: Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition
CPU group: Intel Core i 5000X
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 5
Predecessor: --
Successor: --
CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency
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 & PCIeMemory & PCIe
Memory type: DDR4-2133
Max. Memory:
Memory channels: 4
Bandwidth: --
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 40
AES-NI: Yes
Thermal ManagementThermal Management
TDP (PL1): 140 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: --
Technical detailsTechnical details
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 20.00 MB
Architecture: Haswell E
Technology: 22 nm
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Socket: LGA 2011-3
Release date: Q3/2014
Part Number: --

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 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 @ 2.50 GHz
178
Intel Core i5-8600 Intel Core i5-8600
6C 6T @ 3.10 GHz
178
Intel Core i7-10710U Intel Core i7-10710U
6C 12T @ 1.10 GHz
178
Intel Core i7-5960X Intel Core i7-5960X
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
177
Intel Core i5-1038NG7 Intel Core i5-1038NG7
4C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
177
Intel Core i7-1060NG7 Intel Core i7-1060NG7
4C 8T @ 1.20 GHz
177
Intel Core i7-1060G7 Intel Core i7-1060G7
4C 8T @ 1.00 GHz
177
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



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 @ 3.60 GHz
1380
Intel Xeon E5-2630 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2630 v4
10C 20T @ 2.20 GHz
1374
AMD Ryzen 7 2700E AMD Ryzen 7 2700E
8C 16T @ 2.80 GHz
1364
Intel Core i7-5960X Intel Core i7-5960X
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
1360
Intel Xeon E5-1660 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1660 v3
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
1360
Intel Core i5-10400F Intel Core i5-10400F
6C 12T @ 2.90 GHz
1341
Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6C 12T @ 2.90 GHz
1341
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



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.

Intel Core i7-7820HK Intel Core i7-7820HK
4C 8T @ 2.90 GHz
1009
Intel Core i7-8750H Intel Core i7-8750H
6C 12T @ 2.20 GHz
1007
Intel Core i3-1005G1 Intel Core i3-1005G1
2C 4T @ 1.20 GHz
1004
Intel Core i7-5960X Intel Core i7-5960X
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
1002
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
8C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
999
Intel Core i7-6850K Intel Core i7-6850K
6C 12T @ 3.60 GHz
998
Intel Xeon E3-1240 v5 Intel Xeon E3-1240 v5
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
996
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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 7 4980U AMD Ryzen 7 4980U
8C 16T @ 2.00 GHz
7865
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS Creator Edition AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS Creator Edition
8C 16T @ 3.30 GHz
7854
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
8C 16T @ 3.30 GHz
7854
Intel Core i7-5960X Intel Core i7-5960X
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
7843
AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS AMD Ryzen 9 4900HS
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
7842
Intel Core i3-12300 Intel Core i3-12300
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
7834
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3
12C 24T @ 2.50 GHz
7793
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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.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
16095
Intel Core i5-11400H Intel Core i5-11400H
6C 12T @ 2.70 GHz
16078
Intel Xeon E5-2667 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2667 v3
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
16011
Intel Core i7-5960X Intel Core i7-5960X
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
15991
Intel Core i7-9700F Intel Core i7-9700F
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
15961
Intel Core i7-9700 Intel Core i7-9700
8C 8T @ 3.00 GHz
15961
Intel Xeon Silver 4210 Intel Xeon Silver 4210
10C 20T @ 2.20 GHz
15879
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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 @ 3.60 GHz
241.2
Intel Core i9-9880H Intel Core i9-9880H
8C 16T @ 2.30 GHz
242.2
Intel Core i9-9980HK Intel Core i9-9980HK
8C 16T @ 2.40 GHz
251.2
Intel Core i7-5960X Intel Core i7-5960X
8C 16T @ 3.00 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 @ 3.60 GHz
278.4
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 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.

Intel Core i7-3770K Intel Core i7-3770K
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
3782
Intel Xeon E5-2623 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2623 v4
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
3777
Intel Core i3-6100 Intel Core i3-6100
2C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
3774
Intel Core i7-5960X Intel Core i7-5960X
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
3773
Intel Xeon E5-1660 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1660 v3
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
3773
AMD Epyc 7601 AMD Epyc 7601
32C 64T @ 2.20 GHz
3763
AMD Epyc 7451 AMD Epyc 7451
24C 48T @ 2.30 GHz
3763
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 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.

Intel Xeon Gold 6134 Intel Xeon Gold 6134
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
29267
Intel Xeon Gold 6134M Intel Xeon Gold 6134M
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
29267
Intel Xeon E5-2630L v4 Intel Xeon E5-2630L v4
10C 20T @ 1.80 GHz
29088
Intel Core i7-5960X Intel Core i7-5960X
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
28928
Intel Xeon E5-1660 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1660 v3
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
28928
Intel Core i9-9900T Intel Core i9-9900T
8C 16T @ 2.10 GHz
28893
Intel Xeon E5-2643 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2643 v4
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
28833
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Xeon Gold 6148 Intel Xeon Gold 6148
20C 40T @ 2.40 GHz
1.9
Intel Xeon Gold 6150 Intel Xeon Gold 6150
18C 36T @ 2.70 GHz
1.9
Intel Xeon Gold 6154 Intel Xeon Gold 6154
18C 36T @ 3.00 GHz
1.9
Intel Core i7-5960X Intel Core i7-5960X
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
1.89
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160 Intel Xeon Platinum 8160
24C 48T @ 2.10 GHz
1.89
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160F Intel Xeon Platinum 8160F
24C 48T @ 2.10 GHz
1.89
Intel Xeon Platinum 8160M Intel Xeon Platinum 8160M
24C 48T @ 2.10 GHz
1.89
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
13.92
Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4
8C 16T @ 2.10 GHz
13.5
Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2
12C 24T @ 2.70 GHz
13.29
Intel Core i7-5960X Intel Core i7-5960X
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
13.18
Intel Xeon E5-1660 v3 Intel Xeon E5-1660 v3
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
13.18
Intel Xeon E5-2667 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2667 v2
8C 16T @ 3.30 GHz
13.02
Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2670 v2
10C 20T @ 2.50 GHz
12.93
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



Leaderboards

In our leaderboards, we have clearly compiled the best processors for specific categories for you. The leaderboards are always up to date and are regularly updated by us. The best processors are selected according to popularity and speed in benchmarks as well as the price-performance ratio.


Popular comparisons

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