Intel Core i7-6950X Processor Review – 10-core Broadwell-E Benchmarked


SiSoftware Sandra 2015 SP2

Sisoftware Sandra 2011 SP5

The Sisoft Sandra 2015 SP2 benchmark utility measures pretty much all of your system components, but we’ll be using it to focus on memory and CPU performance!


Results: The Intel Core i7-6950X has about 53 GB/s of memory bandwidth at default clock speeds when running a 2400MHz DDR4 quad-channel memory kit with CL16 timings and a 1T command rate.


Results: The Intel Core i7-6950X scored over 500 MPixels/s in stock form and that jumped up to nearly 580 MPixels/s when overclocked to 4.0 GHz on all cores!


Results: The Intel Core i7-6950X scored 13.40 GB/s for this AES benchmark test, which is really good and that score improved to 14.53 GB/s when the 6950X was overclocked.


Results: In the Sandra 2015 SP2 CPU Arithmetic Benchmark the Intel Core i7-6950X Broadwell-E processor scored 253.43 GOPS in stock form and when overclocked we were able to get 289.44 GOPS. This is an improvement of 14.2% due to the overclock.

It looks like the Intel Core i7-6950X is off to a strong start!