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Intel Core i7-5960X vs Core i7 8700K

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Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i7-5960X 48 GT/s
Core i7 8700K 44.4 GT/s
Difference: 3.6 (8%)

Core Speed

Core i7 8700K 3.7 GHz
Core i7-5960X 3.0 GHz
Difference: 0.7 (23%)


Core i7-5960X 16
Core i7 8700K 12
Difference: 4 (33%)


Core i7-5960X 140 Watts
Core i7 8700K 65 Watts
Difference: 75 (115%)

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Model Core i7-5960X Core i7 8700K
Manufacturer Intel Intel
Architecture Haswell-E Coffee Lake
Core Speed 3.0 GHz 3.7 GHz
Hyperthreading Yes Yes
Cores / Modules 8 6
Total Threads 16 12
Turbo 3/3/3/3/3/3/5/5 4.7 GHz
L2 Cache 8 x 256 KB
L3 Cache 20 MB 12MB
GPU Model N/A UHD 630
TDP 140 Watts 65 Watts
Socket LGA 2011-3 LGA 1151
Released 2014-08-01 August 2017