Intel Core i7-6950X Tested Against Core i7-5960X

It looks like another “Broadwell-E” high-end desktop (HEDT) processor has made it way to OCN. This time it is the Core i7-6950X, which will be the flagship of the Broadwell-E line, featuring 10 cores, with HyperThreading 20 logical CPUs, 25 MB of L3 cache, and a quad-channel DDR4 controller.

Silicon Lottery was able to overclock the chip from its rumored stock frequency of 3.0 GHz up to 4.5 GHz. They tested the chip against the Core i7-5960X, which is the previous generation 8-core processor. The test system is comprised of an ASUS Rampage V Extreme motherboard, 16 GB of quad-channel DDR4-3000 memory, and a GeForce GTX 750 Ti.

At its top overclock of 4.5 GHz the Core i7-6950X scored 2327 points in Cinebench R15. At 4.0 GHz it scored 1904 points, which is 19.5% faster than the i7-5960X at the same clocks. Keep in mind the Core i7-6950X has two more cores. The two chips were also put through the AIDA64 memory tests, while the memory read speeds were nearly the same, the write speeds were a staggering 37% higher on the Core i7-6950X. The memory copy speeds were actually 10.5% slower thought.

We expect Intel to launch their “Broadwell-E” HEDT processor lineup in just a few weeks. Check out some of the screenshots from the tests below.




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