Core i7-6900K vs Core i7-5960X benchmarks
In our benchmarks, the Core i7-6900K beats the Core i7-5960X in overall performance. Despite this, the Core i7-5960X has the advantage in our gaming benchmark.
Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores and the same number of threads. Our comparison shows that the Core i7-6900K has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-5960X. Also, the Core i7-6900K has a slightly higher turbo speed. Both these chips have an identical TDP (Thermal Design Power). This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Core i7-6900K has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.