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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 per CPU Package:
L1 Instruction Cache: 8 x 32 KB
L1 Data Cache: 8 x 32 KB
L2 Cache: 8 x 256 KB
L3 Cache: 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: 120.10

Overall Rank: 872

Last Price Change: $106.04 USD (2023-06-02)

Average CPU Mark
rating
12735

Single Thread Rating: 1981
Samples: 1210*
*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 Math47,504 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math23,766 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers62 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting27,647 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption3,677 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression196,594 KBytes/Sec
Physics1,001 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions12,701 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,981 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 21st of February 2024.

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

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 16th of February 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 16th of February 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

MerchantPricePurchase
Amazon.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
NewEgg.com$106.04 USDBuy Now!
BestBuy.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
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Pricing History


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CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs
As of 21st of February 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,433
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,362
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,669
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
22,591
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,023
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,917
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,354
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,775
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,388
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,186
Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.00GHz
12,735
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 21st of February 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
212.90
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
153.71
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
140.12
Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.00GHz
120.10
Intel Core i9-12900K
117.18
Intel Core i9-13900K
104.27
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.76
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
32.49
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
NA
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
NA
Single Thread Rating
As of 21st of February 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,640
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,181
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,043
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,933
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,841
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,705
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,360
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,937
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
2,662
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,569
Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.00GHz
1,981
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.00GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2020608 - Feb 10 2024
10504
BL2019226 - Feb 08 2024 [Overclocked]
16250
BL2019215 - Feb 08 2024 [Overclocked]
15509
BL2017007 - Feb 06 2024 [Overclocked]
14508
BL2012676 - Feb 01 2024
12526
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 21st of February 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.00GHz
12,735
Intel Core i7-5820K @ 3.30GHz vs Intel Core i7-5960X
9,856 (-22.6%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700 vs Intel Core i7-5960X
15,730 (+23.5%)
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 vs Intel Core i7-5960X
14,808 (+16.3%)
Intel Core i7-6850K @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i7-5960X
11,470 (-9.9%)
Intel Core i5-10400F @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i7-5960X
12,215 (-4.1%)
Intel Core i5-10400 @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i7-5960X
12,133 (-4.7%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X vs Intel Core i7-5960X
17,547 (+37.8%)
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X vs Intel Core i7-5960X
15,667 (+23.0%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3500X vs Intel Core i7-5960X
13,194 (+3.6%)
AMD Ryzen 3 4300G vs Intel Core i7-5960X
10,975 (-13.8%)
Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz vs Intel Core i7-5960X
8,068 (-36.7%)
Intel Core i7-4790 @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i7-5960X
7,263 (-43.0%)

Is the Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.00GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 21st of February 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,263
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,072
Intel Core i9-14900F
8,868
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,565
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,417
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,184
Intel Core i9-14900KF
8,045
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,865
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,798
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7945WX
7,602
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,544
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,543
Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.00GHz
2,154