IntelBX80673I97900X
AMDYD195XA8AEWOF

10 Cores, 20 Threads
@3.8GHz Skylake-X (2017)

16 Cores, 32 Threads
@3.4GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 2,355 user samples
1,260 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 130% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 105% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 105% Great: 130%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 980
Gaming
Gaming 114%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 111%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 135%
UFO
1,095 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 119% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 94% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 94% Great: 119%
SPEED RANK: 8th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 171%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
114 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
107 % -7%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
132 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+19%
111 Pts -19%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
516 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+21%
425 Pts -21%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1721 Pts -37% 2363 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+37%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
148 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+22%
121 Pts -22%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
595 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+26%
471 Pts -26%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1974 Pts -37% 2705 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+37%
Market Share
Based on 5,937,173 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.16 % 0% 0.16 % 0%
Value
Value For Money
74.9 % +2% 73.5 % -2%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % -32% 78 % Much more popular.
+32%
Price
Price (score)
$900 -11% $799 Slightly cheaper.
+11%
Age
Newest
4 Months -25% 3 Months More recent.
+25%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts More energy efficient.
+22%
180 Watts -22%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
10 cores -60% 16 cores Much higher core count.
+60%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
20 threads -60% 32 threads Much higher thread count.
+60%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 0% 14 nm 0%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+12%
3.4 GHz -12%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
4 GHz -8%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
145 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+25%
116 Pts -25%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
152 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+22%
125 Pts -22%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
578 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+27%
455 Pts -27%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
612 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+25%
491 Pts -25%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
1819 Pts -44% 2617 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+44%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
2078 Pts -31% 2725 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+31%
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake-X (2017) Zen (2017)
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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AMD’s 16 core, 32 thread Ryzen Threadripper 1950X is finally here to seize the throne for high end desktop processors. The 1950X is the flagship of the Zen based Threadripper series which also includes the 12 core 1920X and the 8 core 1900X. The 1950X has a stock clock of 3.4 GHz increasing to a maximum single core boost of 4.0 GHz and features quad channel DDR4 and 64 PCI Express lanes. This processor is effectively two Ryzen 7 1800Xs glued together with Infinity Fabric (AMD’s scalable interconnecting technology), making the 1950X one of the physically largest CPUs on the consumer market. If you are considering this CPU, you will need a new X399 motherboard with a TR4 socket. Early benchmarks show the 1950X competing with Intel’s similarly priced i9-7900X. Whilst the 7900X has slightly higher single and quad core scores (10%-15%), the 1950X is around 35% faster for multi-core workloads. Content creators, and other core intensive task masters will not be disappointed. [Aug '17 CPUPro]

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