Intel Core i7-6950X Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i7-6950X has 10 cores with 20 threads and is based on the 6. gen of the Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition series. The processor uses a mainboard with the LGA 2011-3 socket and was released in Q2/2016.
Intel Core i7-6950X

CPU lineageCPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Core i7-6950X. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Intel Core i7-6950X.

Name: Intel Core i7-6950X
Family: Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition
CPU group: Intel Core i 6000X
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 6
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i7-6950X can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

CPU Cores / Threads: 10 / 20
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 10x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 3.00 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 3.50 GHz
Turbo Frequency (10 Cores): 3.50 GHz

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

Memory type: DDR4-2400
Max. Memory:
Memory channels: 4
Bandwidth: --
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 40
AES-NI: Yes

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

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

Technical detailsTechnical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Core i7-6950X as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 25.00 MB
Architecture: Broadwell E
Documents: --
Technology: 14 nm
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Socket: LGA 2011-3
Release date: Q2/2016
Part Number: --
Operating systems: Windows 10, Linux

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i7-6950X 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 R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 i5-10505 Intel Core i5-10505
6C 12T @ 3.20 GHz
1097
Intel Core i5-1035G4 Intel Core i5-1035G4
4C 8T @ 1.10 GHz
1092
Intel Core i5-1035G7 Intel Core i5-1035G7
4C 8T @ 1.20 GHz
1092
Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10C 20T @ 3.00 GHz
1091
Intel Core i5-10500 Intel Core i5-10500
6C 12T @ 3.10 GHz
1082
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
1079
Intel Core i5-1034G1 Intel Core i5-1034G1
4C 8T @ 0.80 GHz
1078
Show all Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 9 5900HS AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS
8C 16T @ 3.00 GHz
12794
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
12788
AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS Creator Edition AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS Creator Edition
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
12788
Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10C 20T @ 3.00 GHz
12713
Intel Core i7-10700KF Intel Core i7-10700KF
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
12678
Intel Core i7-10700K Intel Core i7-10700K
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
12678
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850HS AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850HS
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
12545
Show all Cinebench R23 (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 i5-4670K Intel Core i5-4670K
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
978
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 AMD Ryzen 5 2600
6C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
977
Intel Core i5-7500 Intel Core i5-7500
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
977
Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10C 20T @ 3.00 GHz
974
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i5-8259U
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
973
Intel Core i3-7100 Intel Core i3-7100
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
973
Intel Core i7-1060G7 Intel Core i7-1060G7
4C 8T @ 1.00 GHz
972
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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.

Intel Core i5-12600 Intel Core i5-12600
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
9075
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X AMD Ryzen 7 3800X
8C 16T @ 3.90 GHz
9065
Intel Core i7-11850H Intel Core i7-11850H
8C 16T @ 2.50 GHz
9045
Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10C 20T @ 3.00 GHz
8993
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 3.00 GHz
8973
Intel Core i7-11800H Intel Core i7-11800H
8C 16T @ 2.30 GHz
8949
Intel Core i7-10700F Intel Core i7-10700F
8C 16T @ 2.90 GHz
8945
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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.

Intel Core i9-7920X Intel Core i9-7920X
12C 24T @ 2.90 GHz
6200
Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2698 v3
16C 32T @ 2.30 GHz
6076
Intel Core i9-9900KS Intel Core i9-9900KS
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
6012
Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10C 20T @ 3.00 GHz
5950
Intel Core i9-10900X Intel Core i9-10900X
10C 20T @ 3.70 GHz
5948
Intel Core i7-11700 Intel Core i7-11700
8C 16T @ 2.50 GHz
5920
Intel Core i7-11700F Intel Core i7-11700F
8C 16T @ 2.50 GHz
5837
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core) results



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 Core i7-1280P Intel Core i7-1280P
14C 20T @ 1.80 GHz
20110
Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4
14C 28T @ 2.60 GHz
20082
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
12C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
20030
Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10C 20T @ 3.00 GHz
19955
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4
14C 28T @ 2.40 GHz
19864
Intel Xeon E5-2687W v4 Intel Xeon E5-2687W v4
12C 24T @ 3.00 GHz
19863
AMD Ryzen 5 5600G AMD Ryzen 5 5600G
6C 12T @ 3.90 GHz
19819
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



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 Xeon E3-1270 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1270 v3
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
153
Intel Xeon E3-1275 v3 Intel Xeon E3-1275 v3
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
153
Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2 Intel Xeon E5-1620 v2
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
153
Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10C 20T @ 3.00 GHz
152
AMD Ryzen 7 2700E AMD Ryzen 7 2700E
8C 16T @ 2.80 GHz
152
Intel Pentium Gold G5400 Intel Pentium Gold G5400
2C 4T @ 3.70 GHz
152
Intel Core i7-6820HK Intel Core i7-6820HK
4C 8T @ 2.70 GHz
152
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.

Intel Xeon W-2145 Intel Xeon W-2145
8C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
1852
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v3
12C 24T @ 2.50 GHz
1850
Intel Core i7-10700T Intel Core i7-10700T
8C 16T @ 2.00 GHz
1845
Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10C 20T @ 3.00 GHz
1819
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
8C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
1817
Intel Core i7-1260P Intel Core i7-1260P
12C 16T @ 2.10 GHz
1778
Intel Xeon Gold 6144 Intel Xeon Gold 6144
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
1775
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



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.

AMD Athlon 200GE AMD Athlon 200GE
2C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
3400
Intel Core i7-5557U Intel Core i7-5557U
2C 4T @ 3.10 GHz
3393
Intel Core i7-4712HQ Intel Core i7-4712HQ
4C 8T @ 2.30 GHz
3388
Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10C 20T @ 3.00 GHz
3387
Intel Core i7-6560U Intel Core i7-6560U
2C 4T @ 2.20 GHz
3381
Intel Core i5-7Y54 Intel Core i5-7Y54
2C 4T @ 1.20 GHz
3378
Intel Xeon Silver 4112 Intel Xeon Silver 4112
4C 8T @ 2.60 GHz
3370
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 6144 Intel Xeon Gold 6144
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
33348
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
32751
Intel Xeon Gold 5118 Intel Xeon Gold 5118
12C 24T @ 2.30 GHz
32538
Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10C 20T @ 3.00 GHz
32399
Intel Xeon Silver 4116 Intel Xeon Silver 4116
12C 24T @ 2.10 GHz
32349
Intel Xeon Silver 4116T Intel Xeon Silver 4116T
12C 24T @ 2.10 GHz
32349
Intel Xeon Gold 5119T Intel Xeon Gold 5119T
14C 28T @ 1.90 GHz
32070
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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 Core i5-3570 Intel Core i5-3570
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1.61
Intel Core i5-3570K Intel Core i5-3570K
4C 4T @ 3.40 GHz
1.61
Intel Core i7-3970X Intel Core i7-3970X
6C 12T @ 3.50 GHz
1.61
Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10C 20T @ 3.00 GHz
1.61
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U
4C 8T @ 2.00 GHz
1.6
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 3300U
4C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
1.6
AMD Ryzen 3 3300U AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
4C 4T @ 2.10 GHz
1.6
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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.

Intel Xeon Gold 6144 Intel Xeon Gold 6144
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
19.51
Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3
12C 24T @ 2.60 GHz
19.49
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
19.21
Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-6950X
10C 20T @ 3.00 GHz
19.08
Intel Xeon Gold 5118 Intel Xeon Gold 5118
12C 24T @ 2.30 GHz
19.04
Intel Xeon E5-2683 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2683 v3
14C 28T @ 2.00 GHz
18.95
Intel Xeon Silver 4116 Intel Xeon Silver 4116
12C 24T @ 2.10 GHz
18.93
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

1. Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i7-6950X vs Intel Core i9-10900K
2. Intel Core i9-9900K Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i9-9900K vs Intel Core i7-6950X
3. Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Core i7-5820K Intel Core i7-6950X vs Intel Core i7-5820K
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13. Intel Core i7-6950X AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Intel Core i7-6950X vs AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
14. Intel Core i7-6950X AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Intel Core i7-6950X vs AMD Ryzen 5 3600
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16. Intel Core i7-6950X AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Intel Core i7-6950X vs AMD Ryzen 7 2700
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23. Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 Intel Core i7-6950X Intel Xeon E5-1680 v3 vs Intel Core i7-6950X
24. AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Intel Core i7-6950X AMD Ryzen 5 1600X vs Intel Core i7-6950X
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