Average Bench: 112% (7th of 1129)

Based on 4,917 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 11.9% 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 1,550Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,784Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-7900X is 24.2%. 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 125Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 129Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,917 samples)
Min Avg Max
112 SC Int 125 141
111 SC Float 133 150
116 SC Mixed 129 145
103% 129 Pts
Min Avg Max
438 QC Int 491 558
457 QC Float 519 589
451 QC Mixed 505 576
114% 505 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,376 MC Int 1,550 1,769
1,575 MC Float 1,784 2,026
1,493 MC Mixed 1,687 1,922
250% 1,673 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU0, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 146
SC Float 154
SC Mixed 150
120% 150 Pts
QC Int 559
QC Float 560
QC Mixed 577
128% 565 Pts
MC Int 1,594
MC Float 1,619
MC Mixed 1,578
239% 1,597 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 124
98% 123 Pts
QC Int 477
QC Float 507
QC Mixed 479
111% 488 Pts
MC Int 1,519
MC Float 1,750
MC Mixed 1,661
246% 1,643 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 135
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 128
106% 133 Pts
QC Int 398
QC Float 441
QC Mixed 427
96% 422 Pts
MC Int 1,746
MC Float 1,985
MC Mixed 1,975
284% 1,902 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 11,489,191 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $1000 @ launch in Jun '17
OutletPCUS $9043 months
AmazonUS $1,00021 days
NeweggUS $1,0011 month
BHPhotoUS $1,04012 days
EbayUS $1,2996 mins
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Typical Core i9-7900X Builds (Compare 2,070 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 133%
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Desktop
Desktop 146%
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Workstation
Workstation 146%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $310

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 132% - Outstanding Total price: $1,463

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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 14 months ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

1 day ago.

I would rather get a core i7-8700k. It has the same performance but for 3 times the price. also, if you got 3 8700k's , you would have 3 times the performance and many more cores and threads.


Poor

18 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 days ago.

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


Terrible

4 months ago.

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


Poor

1 month ago.

to expensive and slow for this price, take an ryzen


Good

15 months ago.


Excellent

3 months ago.

Comment 

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


Poor

14 months ago.

Too expensive. For professional use only.


Terrible

12 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

14 months ago.

Bombasssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss


Good

12 months ago.

Overpriced


Excellent

10 months ago.

great only


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