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Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.00GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.00GHz can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
  • The pricing history data shows the price for a single Processor. For multiple Processors, multiply the price shown by the number of CPUs.

Is the Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.00GHz Good for Gaming?

This is a fairly old CPU that is no longer competitive with newer CPUs. [More ...]

Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.00GHz

Description:

Class: Desktop

Socket: LGA2011-v3

Clockspeed: 3.0 GHz

Turbo Speed: 3.5 GHz

Cores: 8 Threads: 16

Typical TDP: 140 W

Cache Size: L1: 256 KB, L2: 1.0 MB, L3: 20 MB

Other names: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5960X CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel Core i7-5960X CPU @ 3.00GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q3 2014

CPUmark/$Price: 77.38

Overall Rank: 653

Last Price Change: $164.64 USD (2023-01-18)

Average CPU Mark
rating
12739

Single Thread Rating: 1976
Samples: 1166*
*Margin for error: Low



PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 15,910
Thread: 2,014

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.00GHz

Integer Math47,656 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math23,807 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers62 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting28 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption3,648 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression191.6 MBytes/Sec
Physics1,017 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions12,747 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,976 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 26th of January 2023.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.00GHz

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 26th of January 2023
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 26th of January 2023.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

MerchantPricePurchase
Amazon.com$315.00 USDBuy Now!
NewEgg.com$164.64 USDBuy Now!
BestBuy.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
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Pricing History


CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs
As of 27th of January 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,575
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,747
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
22,688
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,166
Apple M1 Pro 10 Core 3200 MHz
21,964
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,934
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,566
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,795
Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz
14,552
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,276
Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.00GHz
12,739
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 27th of January 2023 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
187.31
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
131.34
Intel Core i9-12900K
99.81
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
91.86
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.96
Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.00GHz
77.38
Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz
49.00
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
27.71
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Pro 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Single Thread Rating
As of 27th of January 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,209
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,060
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,848
Apple M1 Pro 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,827
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,731
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,356
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,948
Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz
2,891
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
2,664
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,568
Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.00GHz
1,976
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.00GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL1730159 - Jan 26 2023 [Overclocked]
14808
BL5030667 - Jan 24 2023
16548
BL1722064 - Jan 16 2023
12853
BL1722052 - Jan 16 2023
12699
BL1721011 - Jan 15 2023 [Overclocked]
13752
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.00GHz
As of 27th of January 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.00GHz
12,739
Intel Core i7-6850K @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i7-5960X
11,407 (-10.5%)
Intel Core i7-6800K @ 3.40GHz vs Intel Core i7-5960X
10,769 (-15.5%)
Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i7-5960X
14,381 (+12.9%)
Intel Core i7-8700 @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i7-5960X
12,973 (+1.8%)
Intel Core i5-10400 @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i7-5960X
12,290 (-3.5%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700 vs Intel Core i7-5960X
15,752 (+23.6%)
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 vs Intel Core i7-5960X
14,848 (+16.6%)
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 vs Intel Core i7-5960X
11,648 (-8.6%)
AMD FX-8370 Eight-Core vs Intel Core i7-5960X
6,175 (-51.5%)
AMD FX-8320E Eight-Core vs Intel Core i7-5960X
5,062 (-60.3%)
Intel Core i5-10600KF @ 4.10GHz vs Intel Core i7-5960X
14,486 (+13.7%)
Intel Core i5-10600K @ 4.10GHz vs Intel Core i7-5960X
14,472 (+13.6%)


Is the Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.00GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 27th of January 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-13900T
8,921
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,587
Intel Core i9-13900F
8,178
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,789
Intel Core i9-13900KF
7,547
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
7,102
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
6,694
Intel Core i7-13700K
6,673
Intel Core i5-13600K
6,636
Intel Core i5-13600KF
6,538
Intel Core i7-13700F
6,506
Intel Core i9-12900KS
6,450
Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.00GHz
2,172