Intel Core i7-6950X
Intel Core i7-6950X
Top 41%2,385 points
Top 41%
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Intel Core i7-6950X review: 29 facts and highlights

1. total clock speed

10 x 3GHz
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: 32 x 3GHz

2. RAM speed

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
2400MHz
AMD Ryzen 5 2500X: 2933MHz

3. CPU threads

More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
20
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: 64

4. semiconductor size

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
14nm
AMD Ryzen 5 2500X: 12nm

5. L2 cache

A larger L2 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
2.5MB
Intel Xeon Phi 7235: 32MB

6. L1 cache

A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
320KB
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX: 2250KB

7. 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
97% have it

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 E3805: 3W

9. Has integrated graphics

With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
Intel Core i7-6950X
56% have it

10. 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

11. 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

12. Has AES

AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.
Intel Core i7-6950X
79% have it

13. GeekBench result

This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2018)
51251
Intel Core i7-6950X: 51251

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
11% have it

15. L3 cache

A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
25MB
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: 64MB

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
88% have it

17. 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

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. memory channels

More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
4
Intel Atom x5-Z8350: 12.8

20. 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

21. 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

22. maximum memory size

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.
128GB
Intel Xeon E7-8830: 4096GB

23. Has NX bit

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

24. 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 i5-7200U: 553.3

25. SSE version

SSE is used to speed up multimedia tasks such as editing an image or adjusting audio volume. Each new version contains new instructions and improvements.
4.2
Intel Core i5-9600K: 4.2

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