Average Bench: 113% (5th of 1100)

Based on 3,579 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 12.8% 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 1,561Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,783Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-7900X is 28%. 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 130Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 3,579 samples)
Min Avg Max
114 SC Int 128 145
119 SC Float 133 150
114 SC Mixed 130 147
104% 130 Pts
Min Avg Max
444 QC Int 500 576
443 QC Float 519 600
445 QC Mixed 510 586
116% 510 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,328 MC Int 1,561 1,778
1,495 MC Float 1,783 2,042
1,431 MC Mixed 1,691 1,934
251% 1,678 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 139
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 143
114% 143 Pts
QC Int 549
QC Float 588
QC Mixed 569
129% 568 Pts
MC Int 1,722
MC Float 2,052
MC Mixed 1,908
283% 1,894 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 132
SC Float 137
SC Mixed 136
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 528
QC Float 563
QC Mixed 539
123% 543 Pts
MC Int 1,698
MC Float 1,928
MC Mixed 1,833
272% 1,819 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 122
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 490
QC Float 506
QC Mixed 500
113% 499 Pts
MC Int 1,499
MC Float 1,759
MC Mixed 1,624
243% 1,627 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,459,024 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $1000 @ launch in Jun '17
EbayUS $9168 mins
AmazonUS $9222 mins
BHPhotoUS $92212 hrs
NeweggUS $92357 mins
OutletPCUS $99912 days
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Typical Core i9-7900X Builds (Compare 1,251 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 132%
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Desktop
Desktop 140%
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Workstation
Workstation 142%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $445

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 98% - Outstanding Total price: $2,434

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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 8 months ago.

Poor (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.


Excellent

8 days ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

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


Good

21 days ago.

its the best


Good

3 months 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

2 months ago.

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


Good

9 months ago.


Excellent

4 months ago.

Comment 

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


Poor

8 months ago.

Too expensive. For professional use only.


Terrible

7 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

8 months ago.

Bombasssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss


Good

6 months ago.

Overpriced


Excellent

4 months ago.

great only


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