Intel Core i7-6950X vs Intel Xeon W-2135

Compare Intel Core X-series 10 core CPU vs Intel Xeon W 6 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

65 %
Identical
65 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

54 %
72 %
33% slightly better gaming score

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

69 %
9% slightly better multitasking score
63 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

70 %
14% slightly better heavy workload score
61 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

9,008
39% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score
6,445

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

966
1,079
11% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

10
66% significantly more cores
6

Threads

Number of logical processing units

20
66% significantly more threads
12

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
28% slightly higher turbo speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

140 W
Identical
140 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

40
48
20% slightly more pcie lanes

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

4
Identical
4

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

128 GiB
512 GiB
300% significantly more supported memory

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

199th of 1,337
196th of 1,337

Family

The product line

Core X-series
Xeon W

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2016
August 2017

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4-2400
DDR4-1600

Is Unlocked

Can this CPU can be overclocked

No
-

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
Yes

Core i7-6950X vs Xeon W-2135 comparison

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Xeon W-2135 performs better than the Core i7-6950X. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-6950X in all gaming tests too.

In terms of the number of cores of each of these CPUs, the Core i7-6950X has significantly more cores than the Xeon W-2135. Indeed, the Core i7-6950X has 10 cores compared to 6 cores found in the Xeon W-2135. It also has more threads than the Xeon W-2135. Our comparison shows that the Xeon W-2135 has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-6950X. Also, the Xeon W-2135 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.

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 i7-6950X has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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