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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. But this CPU contains 10 Cores and 20 Threads. Paired with a good videocard, is this CPU Good for Gaming? This CPU should be able to play most games, but may be a bottleneck on newer releases. [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 Size: L1: 512 KB, L2: 2.0 MB, L3: 25 MB

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

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q2 2016

CPUmark/$Price: 50.37

Overall Rank: 455

Last Price Change: $345.00 USD (2023-01-29)

Average CPU Mark
rating
17377

Single Thread Rating: 2350
Samples: 505*
*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 Math63,643 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math41,365 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers79 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting36 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption4,997 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression270.8 MBytes/Sec
Physics1,198 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions17,318 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread2,350 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 29th of January 2023.

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

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 27th of January 2023
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 27th 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$345.00 USDBuy Now!
NewEgg.com$379.74 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 30th of January 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,578
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,751
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
22,689
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,164
Apple M1 Pro 10 Core 3200 MHz
21,966
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,933
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,565
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,794
Intel Core i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz
17,377
Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz
14,554
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,271
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 30th 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
99.82
AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
92.61
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.97
Intel Core i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz
50.37
Intel Core i7-9700K @ 3.60GHz
46.06
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
31.20
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 30th of January 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,208
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,061
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 i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz
2,350
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL1732603 - Jan 29 2023 [Overclocked]
21511
BL1732385 - Jan 29 2023 [Overclocked]
20967
BL1727969 - Jan 23 2023
18187
BL1718410 - Jan 12 2023
16456
BL1718306 - Jan 12 2023 [Overclocked]
19825
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 30th of January 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz
17,377
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X vs Intel Core i7-6950X
15,686 (-9.7%)
Intel Core i9-7900X @ 3.30GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
21,159 (+21.8%)
Intel Core i7-10700K @ 3.80GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
19,122 (+10.0%)
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X vs Intel Core i7-6950X
16,406 (-5.6%)
Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
13,760 (-20.8%)
Intel Core i9-10900F @ 2.80GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
20,544 (+18.2%)
AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT vs Intel Core i7-6950X
18,710 (+7.7%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X vs Intel Core i7-6950X
17,597 (+1.3%)
AMD Ryzen 7 3800X vs Intel Core i7-6950X
23,274 (+33.9%)
Intel Core i7-11700F @ 2.50GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
21,193 (+22.0%)
Intel Core i7-9800X @ 3.80GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
18,138 (+4.4%)
Intel Core i9-9900 @ 3.10GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
16,766 (-3.5%)


Is the Intel Core i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 30th of January 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-13900T
8,921
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,696
Intel Core i9-13900F
8,178
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,790
Intel Core i9-13900KF
7,547
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
7,103
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X
6,697
Intel Core i7-13700K
6,677
Intel Core i5-13600K
6,640
Intel Core i5-13600KF
6,533
Intel Core i7-13700F
6,506
Intel Core i9-12900KS
6,436
Intel Core i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz
2,496