Intel Core i7-5950HQ: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Core i7-5950HQ
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Year of release 2015
Performance 7.63

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i7-5950HQ sales 2 June 2015 at a recommended price of $623. This is 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, DDR3 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

7.63%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

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

Place in performance rating851
Value for money1.67
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesIntel Core i7
Architecture codenameBroadwell-H (2015)
Release date2 June 2015 (7 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$623of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$727 (1.2x MSRP)of 14999 (Xeon Platinum 9282)
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Technical specs

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 5.5 (Core i9-12900KS)
L1 cache64K (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache256K (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache6 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography14 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size182 mm2
Maximum core temperature105 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)105 °C
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility-
Unlocked multiplier-

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
Thermal design power (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+
vPro-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
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+

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, DDR3of 4800 (Ryzen 9 6980HX)
Maximum memory size32 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels2of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth25.6 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of 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.


Overall 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 7.63
  • Passmark
  • Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

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 (sometimes called Multi-Thread) is a variant of Cinebench R15 which uses all the processor threads.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

i7-5950HQ 748

Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i7-5950HQ performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-5950HQ from AMD is Athlon Gold PRO 3150G, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

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