Collecting Intel Processor Data…

I am looking for specific information about Intel processors for a project that I am working on, and I hope that you are willing to help me with this. Here is one example of what I am looking for:

Intel® Core™ i7-5820K

https://ark.intel.com/products/82932/Intel-Core-i7-5820K-Processor-15M-Cache-up-to-3_60-GHz

Processor Brandstring....................: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5820K CPU @ 3.30GHz

Processor Signature..................... : 0x306F2
------------------------------------------
 - Family............................... : 6
 - Stepping............................. : 2
 - Model................................ : 0x3F (63)

MSR_IA32_PLATFORM_ID.............(0x17)  : 0x8000000000000
------------------------------------------
 - Processor Flags...................... : 2

Socket: FCLGA2011-3

And here is another example.

Intel® Core™ i7-6700 Processor

https://ark.intel.com/products/88196/Intel-Core-i7-6700-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-4_00-GHz

Processor Brandstring....................: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz

Processor Signature..................... : 0x506E3
------------------------------------------
 - Family............................... : 6
 - Stepping............................. : 3
 - Model................................ : 0x5E (94)

MSR_IA32_PLATFORM_ID.............(0x17)  : 0x4000000000000
------------------------------------------
 - Processor Flags...................... : 1

Socket: FCLGA1151

You can grab this information with help of AppleIntelInfo.kext (preferred) or by entering three commands in a terminal window:

sysctl -n machdep.cpu.brand_string
sysctl -xn machdep.cpu.signature
sysctl -xn machdep.cpu.processor_flag

Then visit ark.intel.com and select the processor family and processor model that you have. Now copy the link and let me know what you’ve got.

Note: One data set per processor model is enough.

Edit: The data for sockets FCLGA1151 and FCLGA2011-3 should now be covered, but if you have a different value in MSR(MSR_IA32_PLATFORM_ID) then please add yours!

Thank you!

19 thoughts on “Collecting Intel Processor Data…

  1. Well, I see that you already have data about my processor… otherwise I would have helped you gladly.
    I found your blog recently as I started to learn about hackintoshes and I think that you are sharing really valuable information. I hope to learn a lot by reading all your content :+1:

  2. Intel® Core™ i5-7500 Processor

    Processor Brandstring………………..: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7500 CPU @ 3.40GHz
    Processor Signature………………… : 0x906E9
    ——————————————
    – Family…………………………. : 6
    – Stepping……………………….. : 9
    – Model………………………….. : 0x9E (158)
    MSR_IA32_PLATFORM_ID………….(0x17) : 0x4000000000000
    ——————————————
    – Processor Flags…………………. : 1

    Sockets Supported: FCLGA1151

  3. Intel® Core™ i7-4790K

    https://ark.intel.com/products/80807/Intel-Core-i7-4790K-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-4_40-GHz

    Processor Brandstring………………..: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790K CPU @ 4.00GHz

    Processor Signature………………… : 0x306C3
    ——————————————
    – Family…………………………. : 6
    – Stepping……………………….. : 3
    – Model………………………….. : 0x3C (60)

    MSR_IA32_PLATFORM_ID………….(0x17) : 0x4000000000000
    ——————————————
    – Processor Flags…………………. : 1

    Socket: FFCLGA1150

  4. MacBook Pro, 15″

    Intel® Core™ i7-7820HQ Processor
    8M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz
    https://ark.intel.com/products/97496/Intel-Core-i7-7820HQ-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-3_90-GHz

    And from Terminal:
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7820HQ CPU @ 2.90GHz
    0x000906e9
    0x00000005

    I found my way here because I’m planning on returning my days-old 2.9ghz 512GB SSD MBP and picking up a MBP with a 2TB SSD. My only question is whether it makes sense to get the 3.1ghz 7920HQ option over the 2.9ghz 7820HQ. Price isn’t much of a consideration, but heat is. And if the processor is going to be throttled most of the time, how does that play into things? (Does the 3.1ghz processor still win, on the assumption that if they are both equally throttled they are being throttled to their baseline?) If you can offer any insight I’ll take it!

    Btw, the “up to 3.9ghz” is misleading, as that’s only true for one fore. If all cores are active the maximum turbo boost frequency is 3.5ghz.

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