Intel Core i7-6950X
Intel Core i7-6950X
Top 61%751 points
Top 61%
Top specs and features

Intel Core i7-6950X: 29 facts and highlights

1. total clock speed

10 x 3GHz
Intel Xeon Platinum 8180: 28 x 2.5GHz

2. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
2400MHz
Intel Xeon Gold 5122: 2670MHz

3. semiconductor size

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
14nm
Intel Atom C3958: 14nm

4. CPU threads

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
20
Intel Xeon Platinum 8176: 56

5. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Intel Core i7-6950X
59% have it

6. L2 cache

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
2.5MB
Intel Xeon Platinum 8176: 28MB

7. L1 cache

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
320KB
AMD Opteron 6180 SE: 1536KB

8. thermal design power (TDP)

The thermal design power (TDP) is the maximum amount of power the cooling system needs to dissipate. A lower TDP typically means that it consumes less power.
140W
Intel Atom Z650: 3W

9. L2 core

More data can be stored in the L2 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
0.2MB/core
Intel Core i5-4200Y: 2.5MB/core

10. Supports 64-bit

A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.
Intel Core i7-6950X
96% have it

11. turbo clock speed

When the CPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
4GHz
Intel Core i5-7200U: 3100GHz

12. GeekBench result

This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2017)
51251
Intel Core i7-6950X: 51251

13. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
Intel Core i7-6950X
78% have it

14. Has an unlocked multiplier

Some processors come with an unlocked multiplier which makes them easy to overclock, allowing you to gain increased performance in games and other applications.
Intel Core i7-6950X
8% have it

15. Uses hyperthreading technology

Many of Intel's processors use hyperthreading, which means that each core of the processor can work on two threads at once instead of most processors which work on a single thread per core. This means you can have significant performance gains in certain applications.
Intel Core i7-6950X
57% have it

16. Has dynamic frequency scaling

Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.
Intel Core i7-6950X
93% have it

17. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
4
Intel Xeon Gold 5115: 6

18. Supports hardware-assisted virtualization

It is easier to obtain better performance when using virtualization if it is hardware-assisted.
Intel Core i7-6950X
94% have it

19. L3 cache

A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
25MB
Intel Xeon E7-8893 v4: 60MB

20. PCI Express (PCIe) version

PCI Express (PCIe) is a high speed expansion card standard, that connects the computer to it's peripherals. Newer versions can support more bandwidth and deliver better performance.
3
Intel Core i9-7920X: 44

21. L3 core

More data can be stored in the L3 cache for access by each core of the CPU.
2.5MB/core
Intel Core i9-7960X: 22MB/core

22. Has NX bit

NX bit helps protect the computer from malicious attacks.
Intel Core i7-6950X
94% have it

23. performance per watt

This means the CPU is more efficient, giving a greater amount of performance for each watt of power used.
366
Intel Core M7-6Y75: 1420.8

24. Supports ECC memory

Error-correcting code memory can detect and correct data corruption. It is used when is it essential to avoid corruption, such as scientific computing or when running a server.
Intel Core i7-6950X
39% have it

25. Has MMX

MMX is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
Intel Core i7-6950X
95% have it

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