Core i7-5950HQ: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

Core i7-5950HQ provides poor benchmark performance at 4.98% of a leader's which is a 96-core Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX.

Summary

Intel started Core i7-5950HQ sales 2 June 2015 at a recommended price of $623. This is a Broadwell-H architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 8 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3800 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCBGA1364 processor with a TDP of 47 Watt and a maximum temperature of 105 °C. It supports DDR3 memory.

Primary details

Core i7-5950HQ processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance ranking1154
Place by popularitynot in top-100
Cost-effectiveness evaluation0.45
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesIntel Core i7
Architecture codenameBroadwell-H (2015)
Release date2 June 2015 (9 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$623of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$727 (1.2x MSRP)of 15701 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance per price, higher is better.

Detailed specifications

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)
Threads8
Base clock speed2.9 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.8 GHzof 6.2 (Core i9-14900KS)
L1 cache64K (per core)of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)
L2 cache256K (per core)of 98304 (Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX)
L3 cache6 MB (shared)of 768 (EPYC 7373X)
Chip lithography14 nmof 3 (Apple M3 Max 16-Core)
Die size182 mm2
Maximum core temperature105 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)105 °C
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplierNo

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-5950HQ compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1 (Uniprocessor)of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketFCBGA1364
Power consumption (TDP)47 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i7-5950HQ. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI+
AVX+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology+
TSX-
Idle States+
Thermal Monitoring+
Flex Memory Access+
SIPP-
Smart Response+
FDI+
Fast Memory Access+
StatusDiscontinued

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+
EDB+
Secure Key+
Identity Protection+
OS Guard+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

AMD-V+
VT-d+
VT-x+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-5950HQ's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3
Maximum memory size32 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth25.6 GB/sof 460.8 (EPYC 9124)
ECC memory support-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of a GPU integrated into Core i7-5950HQ.

Integrated graphics cardIntel Iris Pro Graphics 6200
Max video memory32 GB
Quick Sync Video+
Clear Video+
Clear Video HD+
Graphics max frequency1.15 GHz
InTru 3D+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-5950HQ's integrated GPU.

Number of displays supported3
eDP+
DisplayPort+
HDMI+
VGA+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-5950HQ's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.

Max resolution over HDMI 1.42560x1600@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort4096x2304@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-5950HQ's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX11.2/12
OpenGL4.3

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)
PCI Express lanes16of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i7-5950HQ. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i7-5950HQ 4.98

Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

i7-5950HQ 7696

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

Cinebench Release 15 Multi Core is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 15%

i7-5950HQ 748

Gaming performance

Closest competitors

Core i7-5950HQ's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop CPUs.


AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to Core i7-5950HQ is Athlon Gold PRO 3150G, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our ranking.

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Recommended GPUs

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