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Intel Core i7-5950HQ: specs and benchmarks
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, DDR3 memory.
It provides poor benchmark performance at 6.11% of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 9654.
Core i7-5950HQ processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.
|Place in performance ranking||1030|
|Value for money||0.62|
|Market segment||Desktop processor|
|Series||Intel Core i7|
|Architecture codename||Broadwell-H (2015)|
|Release date||2 June 2015 (8 years old)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$623||of 305 (Core i7-870)|
|Current price||$727 (1.2x MSRP)||of 15710 (Xeon Platinum 8276L)|
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 cores||4 (Quad-Core)|
|Base clock speed||2.9 GHz||of 4.7 (FX-9590)|
|Boost clock speed||3.8 GHz||of 6 (Core i9-13900KS)|
|L1 cache||64K (per core)||of 7475.2 (Apple M2 Pro 10-Core)|
|L2 cache||256K (per core)||of 36864 (Apple M2 Max)|
|L3 cache||6 MB (shared)||of 768 (EPYC 7373X)|
|Chip lithography||14 nm||of 4 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)|
|Die size||182 mm2|
|Maximum core temperature||105 °C||of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)|
|Maximum case temperature (TCase)||105 °C|
|64 bit support||+|
|Windows 11 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 configuration||1 (Uniprocessor)||of 8 (Opteron 842)|
|Power consumption (TDP)||47 Watt||of 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 extensions||Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2|
|Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)||+|
|Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)||+|
|Turbo Boost Technology||2.0|
|Flex Memory Access||+|
|Fast Memory Access||+|
Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.
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 types||DDR3, DDR3||of 5600 (Ryzen 9 7940HS)|
|Maximum memory size||32 GB||of 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)|
|Max memory channels||2||of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)|
|Maximum memory bandwidth||25.6 GB/s||of 460.8 (EPYC 9124)|
|ECC memory support||-|
General parameters of a GPU integrated into Core i7-5950HQ.
|Integrated graphics card||Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6200|
|Max video memory||32 GB|
|Quick Sync Video||+|
|Clear Video HD||+|
|Graphics max frequency||1.15 GHz|
Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-5950HQ's integrated GPU.
|Number of displays supported||3|
Graphics image quality
Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-5950HQ's integrated GPU, including resolutions over different interfaces.
|Max resolution over HDMI 1.4||2560x1600@60Hz|
|Max resolution over DisplayPort||4096x2304@60Hz|
Graphics API support
APIs supported by Core i7-5950HQ's integrated GPU, sometimes API versions are included.
Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.
|PCIe version||3.0||of 5 (Core i9-12900K)|
|PCI Express lanes||16||of 128 (EPYC 7551P)|
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.
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%
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%
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Overall Core i7-5950HQ performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.
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 3 positions in our ranking.
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