Average Bench: 113% (4th of 980)

Based on 792 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 13.2% 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 1,580Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,784Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-7900X is 24.8%. 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 792 samples)
Min Avg Max
111 SC Int 128 144
116 SC Float 134 150
114 SC Mixed 131 146
105% 131 Pts
Min Avg Max
430 QC Int 502 569
440 QC Float 523 596
433 QC Mixed 511 583
116% 512 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,292 MC Int 1,580 1,791
1,434 MC Float 1,784 2,027
1,375 MC Mixed 1,701 1,936
252% 1,688 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 4.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 144
SC Float 153
SC Mixed 148
119% 149 Pts
QC Int 570
QC Float 613
QC Mixed 588
134% 591 Pts
MC Int 1,783
MC Float 2,070
MC Mixed 1,938
288% 1,930 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 144
SC Float 145
SC Mixed 132
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 559
QC Float 616
QC Mixed 590
133% 588 Pts
MC Int 1,896
MC Float 2,224
MC Mixed 2087
309% 2,069 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 132
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 134
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 548
QC Float 568
QC Mixed 558
126% 558 Pts
MC Int 1,722
MC Float 1,959
MC Mixed 1,879
277% 1,853 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 129
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 132
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 520
QC Float 557
QC Mixed 530
121% 536 Pts
MC Int 1,686
MC Float 1,882
MC Mixed 1,818
268% 1,796 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 121
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 127
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 453
QC Float 501
QC Mixed 494
109% 482 Pts
MC Int 1,542
MC Float 1,752
MC Mixed 1,671
247% 1,655 Pts
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Gaming 133%
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Desktop 142%
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Workstation 144%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $479

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $2,464

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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 2 months ago.

Excellent

1 day ago.

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


Excellent

18 days ago.

Have fun overheating


Average

16 days ago.

iNTEL IS THE KING!!


Excellent

26 days ago.

its the best motherfucker!!!!!!


Terrible

28 days ago.

because it the one of the fastest processor of desktops


Good

3 months ago.


Terrible

16 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$!


Terrible

2 months ago.

the price is realy to much !


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Liked

1 month ago.

Comment 

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


Poor

2 months ago.

Too expensive. For professional use only.


Terrible

28 days ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

2 months ago.

Bombasssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss


Good

4 days ago.

Overpriced


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