Intel’s 10-core Broadwell-E Core i7-6950X Benchmarked Against Core i7-5960X
The Core i7-6950X is Intel’s new flagship Broadwell-E processor. Built on a 14nm process technology, the 6950X features 10 cores and 20 threads against the predecessor’s 8-cores, 16-threads configuration, as well as wields 25MB of L3 cache. As of the latest, the first Core i7-6950X benchmarks have appeared in the wild, comparing the new chip with the Haswell-E Core i7-5960X CPU.
The benchmarks have been posted by an OCN forums user by the name Silicon Lottery who used an engineering sample of 6950X, which is a pre-releas version that is intended for testing purposes. The user ran both chips at the 3GHz base and 3.5GHz boost clock speeds, though it’s not clear if that is also the default clocks of the new Broadwell-E CPU.
As for the results, the Core i7-6950X scored 1,904 (multi-core) and 151 (single-core) in Cinebench, versus the Core i7-5960X scoring 1,592 and 160 in the same tests. Which means, the Broadwell-E on average is 10% faster than its predecessor in the multi-threaded portion, but interestingly the Haswell-E CPU scored a little higher in Cinebench’s single-threaded test.
Same is the case in XTU, where the 6950X scored 2,354 vesus the 5960X’s 2,001, as well as showed generally faster performance in AIDA64’s memory and cache benchmarks.
These aren’t the only Broadwell-E benchmarks that have surfaced on the web. A couple of days ago, another OCN forums user Maintenance Bot benchmarked the new six-core Core i7-6850K against the older Haswell-E i7-5820K. Click here to check out these handy benchmarks.
Intel is expected to launch the Core i7-6950X processor along with other members of the family later this year.
Source: OCN Forums