Average Bench: 113% (4th of 985)

Based on 2,507 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 13.1% 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 1,571Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,790Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-7900X is 26.3%. 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 2,507 samples)
Min Avg Max
112 SC Int 128 143
114 SC Float 133 150
114 SC Mixed 131 146
104% 131 Pts
Min Avg Max
436 QC Int 501 568
460 QC Float 521 596
441 QC Mixed 510 585
116% 511 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,370 MC Int 1,571 1,777
1,527 MC Float 1,790 2,035
1,466 MC Mixed 1,701 1,930
252% 1,687 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 4.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 139
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 140
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 548
QC Float 574
QC Mixed 561
127% 561 Pts
MC Int 1,719
MC Float 1,909
MC Mixed 1,854
273% 1,827 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 139
SC Float 145
SC Mixed 143
114% 142 Pts
QC Int 558
QC Float 576
QC Mixed 560
128% 565 Pts
MC Int 1639
MC Float 1,878
MC Mixed 1,793
264% 1,770 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 132
SC Float 142
SC Mixed 139
110% 138 Pts
QC Int 502
QC Float 522
QC Mixed 510
116% 511 Pts
MC Int 1,562
MC Float 1,782
MC Mixed 1,693
251% 1679 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 123
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 491
QC Float 509
QC Mixed 500
113% 500 Pts
MC Int 1,552
MC Float 1,764
MC Mixed 1,685
249% 1667 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 128
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 478
QC Float 508
QC Mixed 487
111% 491 Pts
MC Int 1,536
MC Float 1,743
MC Mixed 1,656
246% 1,645 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 127
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 129
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 480
QC Float 498
QC Mixed 491
111% 490 Pts
MC Int 1,496
MC Float 1,637
MC Mixed 1,537
233% 1,556 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 123
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 122
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 483
QC Float 492
QC Mixed 489
111% 488 Pts
MC Int 1,478
MC Float 1,702
MC Mixed 1,607
238% 1,596 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 124
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 127
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 459
QC Float 476
QC Mixed 468
106% 468 Pts
MC Int 1,550
MC Float 1,761
MC Mixed 1,687
249% 1666 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,407,086 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $1000 @ launch in Jun '17
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Typical Core i9-7900X Builds (Compare 956 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 134%
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Desktop
Desktop 141%
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Workstation
Workstation 144%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $475

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 102% - Outstanding Total price: $2,372

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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 6 months ago.

Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

19 days ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

nfnghfn hg


Good

13 days ago.

Have fun overheating


Excellent

3 months ago.

iNTEL IS THE KING!!


Terrible

12 days ago.

i9 e pika


Poor

2 months ago.

because it the one of the fastest processor of desktops


Terrible

1 month ago.

너무 비싸


Good

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$!


Poor

9 days ago.

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


Good

7 months ago.


Terrible

6 months ago.

the price is realy to much !


Excellent

1 month ago.

Comment 

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


Poor

6 months ago.

Too expensive. For professional use only.


Terrible

4 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

6 months ago.

Bombasssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss


Good

4 months ago.

Overpriced


Excellent

2 months ago.

great only


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