Average Bench: 113% (5th of 985)

Based on 2,457 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-7900X CPU @ 3.30GHz

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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Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i9-7900X averaged 13.0% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i9-7900X near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Multi Core Integer Speed 1,569Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,787Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-7900X is 28.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-7900X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 128Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 131Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,457 samples)
Min Avg Max
111 SC Int 128 143
113 SC Float 133 150
114 SC Mixed 131 146
104% 130 Pts
Min Avg Max
433 QC Int 500 568
453 QC Float 521 596
440 QC Mixed 510 585
116% 510 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,358 MC Int 1,569 1,775
1,470 MC Float 1,787 2,028
1,434 MC Mixed 1,698 1,928
252% 1,685 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 131
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 133
107% 133 Pts
QC Int 479
QC Float 502
QC Mixed 485
111% 489 Pts
MC Int 1555
MC Float 1,769
MC Mixed 1,685
250% 1,670 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 129
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 130
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 488
QC Float 501
QC Mixed 487
112% 492 Pts
MC Int 1,538
MC Float 1754
MC Mixed 1,665
247% 1,652 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 121
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 116
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 453
QC Float 476
QC Mixed 448
104% 459 Pts
MC Int 1,488
MC Float 1,735
MC Mixed 1,642
242% 1,622 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,397,866 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $1000 @ launch in Jun '17
EbayUS $82919 mins
AmazonUS $9691 day
BHPhotoUS $9701 day
NeweggUS $9711 day
OutletPCUS $97720 hrs
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Typical Core i9-7900X Builds (Compare 955 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 133%
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Desktop
Desktop 141%
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Workstation
Workstation 143%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $475

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $2,372

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i9-7900X X-series Processor (13.75M Cache, up to 4.30 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ2'17
Processor Numberi9-7900X
# of Cores10
# of Threads20
Cache13.75 MB L3
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$989.00 - $999.00
Clock Speed3.30 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.30 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
QPI Links0
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP140 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2017X
Product BriefLink

Memory

Max Memory Size128 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2666
Memory Channels4
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
Max # of PCI Express Lanes44

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes

Advanced Technologies

Turbo Boost 3.0 TechYes
Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes

Package

Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA2066

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes

 Comments

Create to the power of Skylake-X....

Added 6 months ago.

Excellent

1 month ago.

on the INTEL https://ark.intel.com they said Processor Base Frequency is 3.30 GHz and not 3.80 GHz


Excellent

19 days ago.

With a good custom loop, this processor is a beast.


Good

1 month ago.

nfnghfn hg


Good

13 days ago.

Have fun overheating


Excellent

3 months ago.

iNTEL IS THE KING!!


Terrible

11 days ago.

i9 e pika


Poor

2 months ago.

because it the one of the fastest processor of desktops


Terrible

1 month ago.

너무 비싸


Good

1 month ago.

Its a really good CPU but I think ist not worth 900$ because there are some points where cpus for around 300$ are much better and this should not happen if I pay 900$!


Poor

8 days ago.

Single core always scalling and win, optimized freq. Turbo boost, Bigger L2 Cache.


Good

7 months ago.


Terrible

6 months ago.

the price is realy to much !


Excellent

1 month ago.

Comment 

Priced just like a high level like a apple product...—Jul '17


Poor

6 months ago.

Too expensive. For professional use only.


Terrible

4 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

6 months ago.

Bombasssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss


Good

4 months ago.

Overpriced


Excellent

2 months ago.

great only


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