Intel Core i7-5950HQ

Intel Core i7-5950HQ Benchmark and Specs

Intel Core i7-5950HQ Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 3 GHz 4 core Intel 5th Generation Core i7 BGA 1364 CPU rating. Is the Core i7-5950HQ good for gaming?

Benchmark Score

32 %
Good score from 1 sample
High uncertainty
388th of 1,255
704th of 1,255
1 benchmarks

CPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this CPU in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.



32 %


Very Good

45 %



28 %

Heavy Workloads


27 %

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Clock Speed 2.9 GHz
Turbo Speed 3.8 GHz
Cores 4
Threads 8
L1 Cache 256 KiB
L2 Cache 1024 KiB
L3 Cache 6 MiB
PCIe Revision 3
PCIe Lanes 16
Socket BGA 1364
Family 5th Generation Core i7
Memory Type DDR3-1600
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 32 GiB
Release Date 2015-05-01
Supports ECC Memory No
Has Unlocked Multiplier No
TDP 47 W

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Intel Core i7-5950HQ

The Core i7-5950HQ is a 4 core CPU from Intel released in 2015. This chip has a good overall score at 32% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 45%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i7-5950HQ scores 28% and 27% respectively. Indeed, this is an average rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i7-5950HQ has 4 cores and 8 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 2.9 GHz and a turbo speed of 3.8 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow. This CPU has a locked multiplier, so you are not able to overclock it beyond this frequency.

As for memory, the Core i7-5950HQ makes use of DDR3-1600 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 32 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled. Error correcting memory is not supported on this processor.

In terms of cache, the Core i7-5950HQ has 256 KiB of level 1 cache, 1 MiB of level 2 cache and 6 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 3. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs. It has a total of 16 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i7-5950HQ CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 47 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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