Intel Core i7-5930K Review & Specs

Intel Core i7-5930K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.5GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W BX80648I75930K

Intel Core i7-5930K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.5GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W BX80648I75930K

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Core I7-5930K PROC FC-LGA12A
Supported memory: DDR4-2133
Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Unlocked Processor
Intel Smart Cache: 15MB Cache

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Specs Overview

Model BX80648I75930K
Release Date June 2015

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Series Core i7 5th Gen
Core Name Haswell-E
Socket LGA2011-3
Integrated Graphics None
CPU Cores 6
CPU Threads 12
CPU Clock Rate 3500MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 3700MHz
TDP 140W
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 22 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB

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Status Launched
Launch Date Q3'14
Processor Number i7-5930K
Intel® Smart Cache 15 MB
Intel® QPI Speed 0 GT/s
# of QPI Links 0
Instruction Set 64-bit
Instruction Set Extensions SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, AES
Embedded Options Available

Lithography 22 nm
Scalability 1S Only
Recommended Customer Price BOX : $594.00
TRAY: $583.00
Conflict Free Yes
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# of Cores 6
# of Threads 12
Processor Base Frequency 3.5 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency 3.7 GHz
TDP 140 W


Memory Specifications
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type) 64 GB
Memory Types DDR4 1333/1600/2133
Max # of Memory Channels 4
Max Memory Bandwidth 68 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported



Graphics Specifications
Processor Graphics None


Expansion Options
PCI Express Revision 3.0
Max # of PCI Express Lanes 40


Package Specifications
Max CPU Configuration 1
TCASE 66.8
Package Size 52.5mm x 45.0mm
Sockets Supported LGA2011-v3
Low Halogen Options Available See MDDS


Advanced Technologies
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Intel® vPro Technology

Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology

Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)

Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)

Intel® 64

Idle States Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology

Intel® Demand Based Switching

Thermal Monitoring Technologies Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology Yes


Intel® Data Protection Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions



Intel® Platform Protection Technology
Trusted Execution Technology

Execute Disable Bit Yes

Critic Reviews


The most promising member of the three CPUs launched today is the i7-5820K, as now the lowest end CPU for the extreme Intel platform has more cores than the highest member of the mainstream platform, the i7-4790K.


Intel released the Haswell-E line a few months ago, and it has been quite the talk in terms of the move to the newer and...


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The leap from £460 to £760 when this article was published from the Core i7-5930K to the Core i7-5960X is a big one, and we'd much rather put the difference towards an awesome X99 motherboard or additional GPU or both. However, if you're a heavy renderer, or using other programs that regularly make upwards of 90 per cent use of 16 threa ...

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