Average Bench: 114% (2nd of 980)

Based on 1,274 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 14.4% 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 1,595Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,810Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-7900X is 25%. 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 129Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 132Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,274 samples)
Min Avg Max
113 SC Int 129 145
118 SC Float 135 151
114 SC Mixed 132 148
106% 132 Pts
Min Avg Max
445 QC Int 505 577
464 QC Float 527 607
459 QC Mixed 516 590
117% 516 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,439 MC Int 1,595 1,814
1,548 MC Float 1,810 2,078
1,500 MC Mixed 1,722 1,974
255% 1,709 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 3.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 138
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 141
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 553
QC Float 577
QC Mixed 560
128% 563 Pts
MC Int 1,723
MC Float 1,968
MC Mixed 1,872
277% 1,854 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 136
SC Float 146
SC Mixed 128
109% 137 Pts
QC Int 541
QC Float 560
QC Mixed 553
125% 551 Pts
MC Int 1722
MC Float 1,953
MC Mixed 1,864
276% 1,846 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 125
SC Float 134
SC Mixed 131
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 497
QC Float 496
QC Mixed 509
114% 501 Pts
MC Int 1,535
MC Float 1,783
MC Mixed 1,703
250% 1,674 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 126
101% 127 Pts
QC Int 491
QC Float 510
QC Mixed 500
114% 501 Pts
MC Int 1,555
MC Float 1730
MC Mixed 1,692
248% 1,659 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 126
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 129
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 491
QC Float 511
QC Mixed 497
113% 500 Pts
MC Int 1,530
MC Float 1,741
MC Mixed 1608
243% 1,626 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 126
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 129
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 472
QC Float 497
QC Mixed 483
110% 484 Pts
MC Int 1,546
MC Float 1,759
MC Mixed 1,672
248% 1,659 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 122
SC Float 98.4
SC Mixed 100
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 395
QC Float 496
QC Mixed 393
97% 428 Pts
MC Int 1,488
MC Float 1,715
MC Mixed 1,586
239% 1,596 Pts
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $474

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $2,363

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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 3 months ago.

Terrible

3 hrs ago.

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


Good

24 days ago.

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


Excellent

8 days ago.

Have fun overheating


Excellent

24 days ago.

iNTEL IS THE KING!!


Good

20 days ago.

because it the one of the fastest processor of desktops


Good

4 months ago.


Terrible

1 month 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$!


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Terrible

3 months ago.

the price is realy to much !


Liked

3 months ago.

Comment 

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


Poor

3 months ago.

Too expensive. For professional use only.


Terrible

2 month ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

3 months ago.

Bombasssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss


Good

1 month ago.

Overpriced


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