Intel Core i7-5960X Review & Specifications

Intel Core i7-5960X Haswell-E 8-Core 3.0GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W BX80648I75960X

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Core I7-5960X PROC FC-LGA12A
Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Supported memory: DDR4-2133
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Intel smart cache
Intel Quick Path interconnect
Integrated memory controller
Intel Hd Boost

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Specs Overview

Model BX80648I75960X
Release Date August 2014
Series Core i7 4th Gen
Core Name Haswell-E
Socket LGA2011-3
Integrated Graphics No
CPU Cores 8
CPU Threads 16
CPU Clock Rate 3000MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 3500MHz
TDP 140W
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 22 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB
Cache L3 20.00MB

Score Pangoly

92

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With the launch of Haswell-E, Intel has introduced three new desktop processors and an updated chipset to support them, called X99. Although the new chips are based on a similar 2011-pin layout to the previous Ivy Bridge-E enthusiast processors, these...

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Intel's Extreme Edition processor line is over a decade old now, starting way back in 2003 with the single-core Pentium 4 EE 3.4GHz. Fast forward to today, the chip we'll be looking at boasts eight cores, a massive 20MB smart cache, support for the latest DDR4 memory, and is accompanied by the new X99 chipset.

Specifications

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Essentials
Status Launched
Launch Date Q3'14
Processor Number i7-5960X
Intel® Smart Cache 20 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

No
Lithography 22 nm
Scalability 1S Only
Recommended Customer Price BOX : $1059.00
TRAY: $999.00
Conflict Free Yes
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Performance
# of Cores 8
# of Threads 16
Processor Base Frequency 3 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency 3.5 GHz
TDP 140 W

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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

No

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Graphics Specifications
Processor Graphics None

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

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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

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

No
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology

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

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

Yes
Intel® 64

Yes
Idle States Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology

Yes
Intel® Demand Based Switching

No
Thermal Monitoring Technologies Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology Yes

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Intel® Data Protection Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions

Yes

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Intel® Platform Protection Technology
Trusted Execution Technology

No
Execute Disable Bit Yes

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