Average Bench: 113% (6th of 1110)

Based on 4,313 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 12.5% 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 1,563Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,789Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-7900X is 26.7%. 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 127Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 130Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,313 samples)
Min Avg Max
113 SC Int 127 143
120 SC Float 132 150
117 SC Mixed 130 146
104% 130 Pts
Min Avg Max
439 QC Int 497 570
459 QC Float 518 596
442 QC Mixed 507 583
115% 507 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,422 MC Int 1,563 1,767
1,625 MC Float 1,789 2,030
1,545 MC Mixed 1,696 1,919
252% 1,683 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 141
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 144
115% 143 Pts
QC Int 562
QC Float 579
QC Mixed 568
129% 570 Pts
MC Int 1610
MC Float 1,909
MC Mixed 1,773
263% 1764 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 125
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 128
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 488
QC Float 510
QC Mixed 501
113% 500 Pts
MC Int 1,487
MC Float 1,692
MC Mixed 1,578
237% 1,586 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 125
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 128
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 451
QC Float 481
QC Mixed 470
106% 467 Pts
MC Int 1,489
MC Float 1,755
MC Mixed 1,658
244% 1634 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,332,833 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $1000 @ launch in Jun '17
NeweggUS $8017 hrs
EbayUS $8712 mins
BHPhotoUS $9006 hrs
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AmazonUS $92021 mins
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Typical Core i9-7900X Builds (Compare 1,491 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 - $430

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 105% - Outstanding Total price: $2,224

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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 10 months ago.

Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

7 days 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.


Terrible

22 days ago.

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


Good

3 months ago.

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


Terrible

17 days ago.

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


Excellent

30 days 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$!


Good

11 months ago.


Excellent

5 months ago.

Comment 

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


Poor

10 months ago.

Too expensive. For professional use only.


Terrible

8 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

10 months ago.

Bombasssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss


Good

8 months ago.

Overpriced


Excellent

6 months ago.

great only


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