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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: 61.68

Overall Rank: 637

Last Price Change: $283.46 USD (2023-06-02)

Average CPU Mark
rating
17485

Single Thread Rating: 2349
Samples: 545*
*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 Math64,024 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math41,221 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers79 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting35,835 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption5,056 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression279,504 KBytes/Sec
Physics1,208 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions17,519 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread2,349 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 21st of February 2024.

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

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 17th of February 2024
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 17th 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.com$295.00 USDBuy Now!
NewEgg.com$283.46 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 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
Intel Core i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz
17,485
Apple M2 8 Core 3500 MHz
15,388
Apple M1 8 Core 3200 MHz
14,186
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 i9-12900K
117.18
Intel Core i9-13900K
104.27
Intel Core i7-12700K
84.76
Intel Core i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz
61.68
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 i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz
2,349
Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL2008964 - Jan 28 2024 [Overclocked]
20896
BL1996683 - Jan 14 2024
16288
BL1992433 - Jan 10 2024
16473
BL1992432 - Jan 10 2024 [Overclocked]
21233
BL1990860 - Jan 08 2024 [Overclocked]
21139
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 21st of February 2024 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz
17,485
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X vs Intel Core i7-6950X
16,394 (-6.2%)
Intel Core i9-7900X @ 3.30GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
21,217 (+21.3%)
Intel Core i7-7820X @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
17,233 (-1.4%)
Intel Core i7-11700F @ 2.50GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
21,085 (+20.6%)
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750G vs Intel Core i7-6950X
20,480 (+17.1%)
AMD Ryzen 7 4700G vs Intel Core i7-6950X
20,152 (+15.3%)
Intel Core i7-10700K @ 3.80GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
18,880 (+8.0%)
Intel Core i7-10700KF @ 3.80GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
18,690 (+6.9%)
Intel Core i7-10700 @ 2.90GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
16,513 (-5.6%)
Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
13,673 (-21.8%)
Intel Core i9-10900F @ 2.80GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
20,090 (+14.9%)
Intel Core i7-9800X @ 3.80GHz vs Intel Core i7-6950X
18,078 (+3.4%)

Is the Intel Core i7-6950X @ 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 i7-6950X @ 3.00GHz
2,364