Average Bench: 113% (2nd of 971)

Based on 558 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 13.4% 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 1,588Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,794Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-7900X is 31.3%. 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 127Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 130Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 558 samples)
Min Avg Max
112 SC Int 127 144
111 SC Float 133 151
110 SC Mixed 130 147
104% 130 Pts
Min Avg Max
418 QC Int 500 573
429 QC Float 525 603
423 QC Mixed 512 586
116% 512 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,299 MC Int 1,588 1,818
1,428 MC Float 1,794 2,072
1,370 MC Mixed 1,712 1,966
254% 1,698 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 4.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 146
SC Float 152
SC Mixed 148
119% 148 Pts
QC Int 561
QC Float 589
QC Mixed 561
129% 570 Pts
MC Int 1,596
MC Float 1,749
MC Mixed 1,668
250% 1,671 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 133
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 135
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 548
QC Float 576
QC Mixed 559
127% 561 Pts
MC Int 1,751
MC Float 1,970
MC Mixed 1,882
279% 1,867 Pts
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Desktop 142%
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Workstation 144%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,936

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 Comments

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

Added 1 month ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

11 hrs ago.

For content creators, threads = everything


Good

1 day ago.

great one !


Excellent

4 days ago.

Have fun overheating


Terrible

28 days ago.

iNTEL IS THE KING!!


Poor

2 days ago.

because it the one of the fastest processor of desktops


Good

2 months ago.


Terrible

1 month ago.

the price is realy to much !


Excellent

4 days ago.

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


Liked

30 days ago.

Comment 

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


Poor

1 month ago.

Too expensive. For professional use only.


Good

1 month ago.

Bombasssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss


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