Intel Core i7-5960X vs Intel Xeon E-2288G

Compare Intel Core X-series 8 core CPU vs Intel Xeon E 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 %
72 %
14% slightly better overall score

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

74 %
10% slightly better gaming score
67 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

59 %
73 %
23% slightly better multitasking score

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

58 %
72 %
24% slightly better heavy workload score

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

0% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

32% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score



Number of physical processing units



Number of logical processing units


Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
4 GHz
23% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
5 GHz
42% much higher turbo speed


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

140 W
95 W
47% significantly lower TDP

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

150% significantly more pcie lanes

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

100% significantly more memory channels

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

64 GiB
128 GiB
100% significantly more supported memory

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

222nd of 1,335
152nd of 1,335


The product line

Core X-series
Xeon E

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2014
May 2019

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory


Core i7-5960X vs Xeon E-2288G specs and performance

In our benchmarks, the Xeon E-2288G beats the Core i7-5960X in overall performance. Despite this, the Core i7-5960X has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.

Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count and the same number of threads. Our comparison shows that the Xeon E-2288G has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-5960X. Also, the Xeon E-2288G has a much higher turbo speed. The Xeon E-2288G 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.

Most CPUs have more threads than cores. This technology, colloquially called hyperthreading, improves performance by splitting a core into multiple virtual ones. This provides more efficient utilisation of a core. Indeed, the Core i7-5960X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.


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