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CPU

Intel Core i7-5930K 3.5 GHz 6-Core Processor

(36 Ratings, 5.0 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Intel

Model

Core i7-5930K

Part #

BX80648I75930K

Manufacturer

Intel

Core Count

6

Core Clock

3.5 GHz

Boost Clock

3.7 GHz

TDP

140 W

Series

Intel Core i7

Microarchitecture

Haswell

Core Family

Haswell-E

Socket

LGA2011-3

Integrated Graphics

None

Maximum Supported Memory

64 GB

ECC Support

No

Packaging

Boxed

Includes CPU Cooler

No

L1 Cache

  • 6 x 32 kB Instruction
  • 6 x 32 kB Data

L2 Cache

6 x 256 kB

L3 Cache

1 x 15 MB

Lithography

22 nm

Simultaneous Multithreading

Yes: Hyper-Threading

Price History

    Reviews

    Ravenwolf
    • 144 points
    • 46 months ago

    This CPU has been amazing. It has laughed at everything I have thrown at it so far. While it is not overclocked yet, I do plan on doing so in the near future. Originally, was going to go with the 5820k, but at the price I got this for, I just could not pass it up.

    GoodGamingPC
    • 142 points
    • 42 months ago

    from completed build GGPC - A Mirrors Edge 2

    For me personally, this CPU is sweet spot for high end performance :) Was certainly tempted to grab the 5960X though and I can't wait to try the new 6950X!

    tpurner
    • 68 points
    • 46 months ago

    from completed build Neptune

    I have been able to push this to 4.5 GHz without any issues.

    Lane_Kerr
    • 53 points
    • 45 months ago

    from completed build The Tiny Wooden Box

    Crazy fast. No hiccups and handles every render flawlessly.

    NEmpire95
    • 50 points
    • 46 months ago

    from completed build ReplicanTi

    Blazing fast cpu, great for... Everything!

    elwonko
    • 33 points
    • 50 months ago

    from completed build Dual 980 Ti Hybrid Extravagance

    For me, the i7-5930k sits right at the sweet spot of Haswell-E processors - it's got the 40 PCI-E lanes for the SLI plus the higher base clock speed, with only the loss of the 2 cores from the much pricier 5960k. A great processor all around.

    eli_harper13
    • 33 points
    • 40 months ago

    Great CPU so far! I find that if you can afford it, this is a better choice over the 5820k. Especially if you won't be overclocking much.

    calebthelion
    • 29 points
    • 52 months ago

    After ruling out AMD it was between this and the 5920k; I wanted the extra lanes even though I will probably never use them. Also I'm not very familiar with OC so the clock was nice. Currently running at 3.75

    GilParnon
    • 23 points
    • 26 months ago

    from completed build Athena

    This CPU is a monster. It's handled everything I've thrown at it incredibly well. Photography, gaming and rendering all have been very smooth. It overclocked without too much voltage and it runs fairly cool.

    eli_harper13
    • 19 points
    • 23 months ago

    This has been a great CPU. Keep mine OCd at 4.6GHz with 1.275v for 24/7 use. It games great and photo edits great. Will probably upgrade to 5960X, 6900K, or 6950X once I feel I could utilize the extra cores.

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