Intel Core i7-5930K vs Core i7-8700T

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Intel Core i7-8700T
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Price now 324$
Games supported 96%

General info

Comparing Core i7-8700T and Core i7-5930K processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating736740
Value for money12.672.16
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
SeriesIntel Core i7no data
Architecture codenameCoffee Lake (2017−2019)Haswell-E (2014)
Release date2 April 2018
(4 years old)
1 September 2014
(8 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$303$613
Current price$233 (0.8x MSRP)$324 (0.5x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Core i7-8700T and Core i7-5930K basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores6 (Hexa-Core)6 (Hexa-Core)
Threads1212
Base clock speed2.4 GHz3.5 GHz
Boost clock speed4 GHz3.7 GHz
Bus support4 × 8 GT/sno data
L1 cache64K (per core)64 KB (per core)
L2 cache256K (per core)256 KB (per core)
L3 cache12 MB (shared)15 MB (shared)
Chip lithography14 nm22 nm
Die size149 mm2356 mm2
Maximum core temperature100 °C67 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)72 °Cno data
Number of transistorsno data2,600 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility+-
Unlocked multiplier-+

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-8700T and Core i7-5930K compatibility with other computer components: 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 configuration11
SocketFCLGA1151FCLGA2011-3
Thermal design power (TDP)35 Watt140 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-8700T and Core i7-5930K. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI++
AVX++
vPro+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
TSX+no data
TSX++
Idle States++
Thermal Monitoring++
SIPP+no data
Smart Responseno data+
Demand Based Switchingno data-

Security technologies

Core i7-8700T and Core i7-5930K technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT++
EDB++
Secure Key+no data
MPX+no data
Identity Protection++
SGXYes with Intel® MEno data
OS Guard+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-8700T and Core i7-5930K are enumerated here.

VT-d++
VT-x++
EPT++

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i7-8700T and Core i7-5930K. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2666DDR4
Maximum memory size128 GB64 GB
Max memory channels24
Maximum memory bandwidth41.6 GB/s68 GB/s
ECC memory support--

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardIntel UHD Graphics 630no data
Max video memory64 GBno data
Quick Sync Video+no data
Clear Video+no data
Clear Video HD+no data
Graphics max frequency1.2 GHzno data
InTru 3D+no data

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-8700T and Core i7-5930K integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported3no data
eDP+no data
DisplayPort+no data
HDMI+no data
DVI+no data

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by Core i7-8700T and Core i7-5930K integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.

4K resolution support+no data
Max resolution over HDMI 1.44096 x 2304@24Hzno data
Max resolution over eDP4096 x 2304@60Hzno data
Max resolution over DisplayPort4096 x 2304@60Hzno data

Graphics API support

APIs supported by Core i7-8700T and Core i7-5930K integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.

DirectX12no data
OpenGL4.5no data

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-8700T and Core i7-5930K.

PCIe version3.03.0
PCI Express lanes1640

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score 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.

i7-8700T 8.36
+0.4%
i7-5930K 8.33
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 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: 67%

i7-8700T 10375
+0.4%
i7-5930K 10338

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

i7-8700T 1022
+10%
i7-5930K 929

Core i7-8700T outperforms Core i7-5930K by 10% in GeekBench 5 Single-Core.

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

i7-8700T 4745
i7-5930K 5591
+17.8%

Core i7-5930K outperforms Core i7-8700T by 18% in GeekBench 5 Multi-Core.

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i7-8700T and Core i7-5930K. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) no data 74 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 8.36 8.33
Recency 2 April 2018 1 September 2014
Cost $303 $613
Boost clock speed 4000 3700
Base clock speed 2400 3500
Chip lithography 14 nm 22 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 35 Watt 140 Watt

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Intel Core i7-8700T
Core i7-8700T

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Intel Core i7-5930K
Core i7-5930K

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Competitors of Core i7-8700T by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-8700T by AMD is FX-9590, which is slower by 2% and lower by 10 positions in our rating.

AMD FX-9590 FX 9590
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Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i7-8700T:

Ryzen 3 4300G 106.34
Core i7-8700T 100
FX-9590 98.21

Competitors of Core i7-5930K by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-5930K by AMD is FX-9590, which is slower by 1% and lower by 6 positions in our rating.

AMD FX-9590 FX 9590
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Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i7-5930K:

Ryzen 3 4300G 106.72
Core i7-5930K 100
FX-9590 98.56

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