Intel Core i7-5960X vs Intel Core i9-10880H

Compare Intel Core X-series 8 core CPU vs Intel 8 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

63 %
63 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

74 %
25% slightly better gaming score
59 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

59 %
64 %
8% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

58 %
64 %
10% slightly better heavy workload score

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Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units



Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

140 W
45 W
211% significantly lower TDP

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

224th of 1,337
225th of 1,337


The product line

Core X-series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2014

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i7-5960X vs Core i9-10880H comparison

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i7-5960X performs better than the Core i9-10880H. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i9-10880H in all gaming tests too.

Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count and the same number of threads. The Core i9-10880H outputs less heat than Core i7-5960X thanks to a significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Core i7-5960X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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