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Intel Core i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i7-6950X @ 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 i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz Good for Gaming?

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

Intel Core i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz

Description:

Class: Desktop

Socket: LGA2011-v3

Clockspeed: 3.0 GHz

Turbo Speed: 4.0 GHz

Cores: 10 Threads: 20

Typical TDP: 140 W

Cache per CPU Package:
L1 Instruction Cache: 10 x 32 KB
L1 Data Cache: 10 x 32 KB
L2 Cache: 10 x 256 KB
L3 Cache: 25 MB

Other names: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6950X CPU @ 3.00GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q2 2016

CPUmark/$Price: 72.88

Overall Rank: 696

Last Price Change: $239.00 USD (2024-05-08)

Average CPU Mark
rating
17419

Single Thread Rating: 2341
Samples: 561*
*Margin for error: Low



PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 19,892
Thread: 2,159

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz

Integer Math63,705 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math41,088 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers79 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting35,620 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption5,040 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression278,341 KBytes/Sec
Physics1,203 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions17,455 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread2,341 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 27th of May 2024.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 25th of May 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 25th of May 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$239.00 USDBuy Now!
BestBuy.comNACPU Not Available. See Other Models
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Pricing History


Machines with this CPU (or similar)

Dell 5040SFF OptiPlex 5040 SFF Small Desktop (Intel Core i7-6700, 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L RAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro, Black) Dell 5040SFF OptiPlex 5040 SFF Small Desktop (Intel Core i7-6700, 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L RAM, 256GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro, Black) $249.00
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HP Elite 8000 SFF Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.00GHz 8GB Memory 250GB Hard Drive Windows 7 Pro 64Bit Installed HP Elite 8000 SFF Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.00GHz 8GB Memory 250GB Hard Drive Windows 7 Pro 64Bit Installed $177.00
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CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Desktop CPUs
As of 28th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,312
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,386
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
39,183
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,629
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,029
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,908
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,312
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,764
Intel Core i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz
17,419
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,486
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,182
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 28th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
206.58
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
153.63
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
140.96
Intel Core i9-12900K
139.36
Intel Core i9-13900K
124.87
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.67
Intel Core i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz
72.88
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
52.62
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 28th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,633
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,171
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,034
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,926
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,837
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,701
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
3,471
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,361
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,932
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,568
Intel Core i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz
2,341
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2104584 - May 19 2024 [Overclocked]
20946
BL2102928 - May 17 2024 [Overclocked]
21094
BL2098135 - May 10 2024
17173
BL2096727 - May 09 2024 [Overclocked]
21135
BL2090163 - Apr 30 2024
14747
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz
As of 28th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz
17,419
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X vs Intel Core i7-6950X
16,388 (-5.9%)
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X vs Intel Core i7-6950X
15,672 (-10.0%)
Intel Core i7-11700F @ 2.50GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
21,059 (+20.9%)
AMD Ryzen 7 4700G vs Intel Core i7-6950X
20,126 (+15.5%)
Intel Core i7-10700K @ 3.80GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
18,822 (+8.1%)
Intel Core i7-10700KF @ 3.80GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
18,618 (+6.9%)
Intel Core i9-9900KF @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
18,319 (+5.2%)
Intel Core i7-10700 @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
16,449 (-5.6%)
Intel Core i7-10700F @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
16,444 (-5.6%)
Intel Core i9-10900F @ 2.80GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
20,015 (+14.9%)
Intel Core i9-10900 @ 2.80GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
19,855 (+14.0%)
Intel Core i5-12400 vs Intel Core i7-6950X
19,402 (+11.4%)

Is the Intel Core i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 28th of May 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
9,584
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,270
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,064
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,558
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,400
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,147
Intel Core i9-14900KF
8,005
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,882
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,793
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,535
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,532
Intel Core i7-14700KF
7,527
Intel Core i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz
2,355