IntelBX80673I97900X
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10 Cores, 20 Threads @3.8GHz, Skylake-X.
Release date: Q2 2017.

12 Cores, 24 Threads @3.5GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q3 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 5,556 user samples
4,898 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% Base clock 3.3 GHz
Worst Bench: 92% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 92% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 6th / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 110%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 106%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 129%
UFO
658 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 15th / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 99%
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Desktop
Desktop 97%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 134%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
110 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
99.4 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+15%
110 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
496 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+16%
427 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1654 Pts 1772 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+7%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
144 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+20%
120 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
570 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+21%
470 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1896 Pts 2001 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+6%
Market Share
Based on 10,345,084 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.12 % Hugely higher market share.
+500%
0.02 %
Value
Value For Money
71.7 % 83.2 % Better value.
+16%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % 74 % More popular.
+23%
Price
Price (score)
$904 $469 Much cheaper.
+48%
Age
Newest
13 Months 12 Months Slightly more recent.
+8%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts More energy efficient.
+22%
180 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
10 cores 12 cores Higher core count.
+20%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
20 threads 24 threads Higher thread count.
+20%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
141 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+22%
116 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
150 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+20%
125 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
552 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+22%
452 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
586 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+20%
489 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1753 Pts 1928 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+10%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
2005 Pts 2014 Pts +0%
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake-X Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA2066 TR4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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Intel’s core i9-7900X, from the Skylake-X series, is Intel’s latest 10-core, 20-thread flagship processor. It's the first to bear the i9 moniker and utilize the new X299 (Basin Falls) chipset/motherboard. The 7900X is the fastest CPU on the market today, however, imminent competition from AMD’s 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen Threadripper CPUs and the forthcoming release of more Intel Core X series mean that its reign will be a short one. The i9-7900X supersedes the 10-core Broadwell-E core i7-6950X that held the crown for little over a year. Both are extremely powerful and pricey high end desktop processors (HEDTs) which excel in multi-threaded tasks such as media encoding. However, despite the same power draw (TDP 140W), the newer i9-7900X betters the i7-6950X in terms of peak overclocked performance by 10% mostly thanks to increased clock speeds from 3.0GHz/4.0GHz to 3.3GHz/4.3GHz for base/turbo. It also betters the i7-6950X on price by around 28%. This all translates to the i9-7900X offering around 20% more value for money, even despite its eye-watering $999 price tag. The more accessible pricing (albeit not accessible for the majority) and hurried release of the i9-7900k to market is widely perceived as a reaction to AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper CPUs, rumoured for release towards the end of July 2017. So if you want to own the fastest consumer CPU in the world, it would be wise to wait for the dust to settle. [Jul '17 CPUPro]

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The Ryzen Threadripper 1920X is a 12 core 24 thread CPU, currently second only to the 1950X (16 cores, 32 threads) in AMD’s latest Zen-based line for high end desktop processors. Similarly to the 1950X, it has a base clock speed of 3.5 GHz (3.4 GHz for the 1950X) which can boost to a maximum of 4.0 GHz and features quad channel DDR4 and 64 PCI Express lanes. Also, like the other Threadripper CPUs, the 1920X sits on the latest X399 platform. Intel has a number of processors which outperform the 1920X, such as the i5-7600K which is a quarter of the price and offers around 25% better performance than the 1920X for single and quad core usage (most games only use a maximum of four cores). However, the 1920X is squarely aimed at offering value for money to multi-core workstation users and in this category, the 1920X is closer to competing with Intel’s 15% dearer 10 core, 20 thread i9-7900X. The 8 core, 16 thread 1900X, will shortly be available as the third product in the Threadripper line, featuring a slightly higher base clock of 3.8 GHz. [Aug '17 CPUPro]

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