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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.

Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.00GHz


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

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q3 2014

CPUmark/$Price: 72.27

Overall Rank: 628

Last Price Change: $175.41 USD (2022-11-25)

Average CPU Mark

Single Thread Rating: 1963
Samples: 1148*
*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 Math47,478 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math23,695 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers62 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting28 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption3,621 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression190.4 MBytes/Sec
Physics1,021 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions12,674 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread1,963 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 25th of November 2022.

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

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 24th of November 2022
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 24th of November 2022.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

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Pricing History

Popular comparisons for Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.00GHz
As of 26th of November 2022 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i7-5960X @ 3.00GHz
Intel Core i7-5820K @ 3.30GHz vs Intel Core i7-5960X
9,824 (-22.5%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700 vs Intel Core i7-5960X
15,776 (+24.4%)
Intel Core i7-6850K @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i7-5960X
11,387 (-10.2%)
Intel Core i7-6800K @ 3.40GHz vs Intel Core i7-5960X
10,770 (-15.0%)
Intel Core i7-6900K @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i7-5960X
14,368 (+13.3%)
Intel Core i7-8700 @ 3.20GHz vs Intel Core i7-5960X
12,979 (+2.4%)
Intel Core i5-10400 @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i7-5960X
12,302 (-3.0%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X vs Intel Core i7-5960X
17,598 (+38.8%)
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X vs Intel Core i7-5960X
15,686 (+23.7%)
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 vs Intel Core i7-5960X
14,856 (+17.2%)
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 vs Intel Core i7-5960X
11,647 (-8.1%)
AMD FX-8370 Eight-Core vs Intel Core i7-5960X
6,155 (-51.4%)