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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: 716

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

Average CPU Mark
rating
17418

Single Thread Rating: 2338
Samples: 563*
*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 Math63,689 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math41,089 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers79 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting35,609 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption5,041 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression278,323 KBytes/Sec
Physics1,204 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions17,458 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread2,338 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 19th of June 2024.

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

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 15th of June 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 15th of June 2024.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

MerchantPricePurchase
Amazon.com$449.00 USDBuy Now!
NewEgg.com$239.00 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 19th of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-13900K
59,287
Intel Core i9-12900K
41,406
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
39,168
Intel Core i7-12700K
34,627
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
22,032
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
21,904
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
18,302
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
17,759
Intel Core i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz
17,418
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,507
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,178
CPU Value (CPU Mark / $Price )
As of 19th of June 2024 - Higher results represent better value
Processor CPU Mark / $Price
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
219.27
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
161.17
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
158.91
Intel Core i9-12900K
138.03
Intel Core i9-13900K
129.40
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.66
Intel Core i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz
72.88
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
53.83
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 19th of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average Thread Rating
Intel Core i9-13900K
4,631
Intel Core i9-12900K
4,166
Intel Core i7-12700K
4,034
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
3,922
Apple M1 Max 10 Core 3200 MHz
3,837
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
3,698
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
3,470
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X
3,361
Intel Core i9-9900K @ 3.60GHz
2,931
AMD Ryzen 5 3600
2,567
Intel Core i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz
2,338
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2122675 - Jun 13 2024
17429
BL2113664 - May 31 2024
17169
BL2104584 - May 19 2024 [Overclocked]
20946
BL2102928 - May 17 2024 [Overclocked]
21094
BL2098135 - May 10 2024
17173
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 19th of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz
17,418
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X vs Intel Core i7-6950X
16,378 (-6.0%)
AMD Ryzen 7 1700X vs Intel Core i7-6950X
15,673 (-10.0%)
Intel Core i7-11700F @ 2.50GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
21,054 (+20.9%)
AMD Ryzen 7 4700G vs Intel Core i7-6950X
20,124 (+15.5%)
Intel Core i7-10700K @ 3.80GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
18,814 (+8.0%)
Intel Core i7-10700KF @ 3.80GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
18,617 (+6.9%)
Intel Core i9-9900KF @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
18,307 (+5.1%)
Intel Core i7-10700 @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
16,447 (-5.6%)
Intel Core i7-10700F @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
16,424 (-5.7%)
Intel Core i9-10900F @ 2.80GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
20,002 (+14.8%)
Intel Core i5-12400 vs Intel Core i7-6950X
19,392 (+11.3%)
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X vs Intel Core i7-6950X
17,528 (+0.6%)

Is the Intel Core i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 19th of June 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Relative Gaming Score
Intel Core i9-14900KS
9,424
AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D
9,274
AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D
9,044
Intel Core i9-13900KS
8,545
AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D
8,394
Intel Core i9-14900K
8,139
Intel Core i9-14900KF
8,008
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
7,884
Intel Core i9-13900K
7,791
Intel Core i7-14700K
7,538
Intel Core i7-13790F
7,532
Intel Core i7-14700KF
7,524
Intel Core i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz
2,354