Average Bench: 114% (1st of 970)

Based on 532 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 13.5% 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 1,595Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,802Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-7900X is 30.7%. 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 128Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 130Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 532 samples)
Min Avg Max
112 SC Int 128 144
112 SC Float 134 152
112 SC Mixed 130 147
104% 131 Pts
Min Avg Max
426 QC Int 501 574
446 QC Float 526 604
425 QC Mixed 512 587
116% 513 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,327 MC Int 1,595 1,823
1,457 MC Float 1,802 2,074
1,397 MC Mixed 1,720 1,976
255% 1,705 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 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 153
SC Float 160
SC Mixed 156
125% 156 Pts
QC Int 607
QC Float 636
QC Mixed 618
141% 620 Pts
MC Int 1,756
MC Float 1,961
MC Mixed 1,872
279% 1,863 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 133
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 146
109% 136 Pts
QC Int 541
QC Float 564
QC Mixed 541
124% 549 Pts
MC Int 1,723
MC Float 1,943
MC Mixed 1,854
275% 1,840 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 132
SC Float 140
SC Mixed 135
108% 136 Pts
QC Int 528
QC Float 559
QC Mixed 538
123% 542 Pts
MC Int 1,708
MC Float 1,909
MC Mixed 1,835
272% 1,818 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 131
SC Float 138
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 491
QC Float 512
QC Mixed 500
114% 501 Pts
MC Int 1566
MC Float 1,766
MC Mixed 1,664
249% 1,666 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 124
SC Float 130
SC Mixed 128
102% 127 Pts
QC Int 489
QC Float 508
QC Mixed 499
113% 498 Pts
MC Int 1,564
MC Float 1765
MC Mixed 1690
250% 1,673 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 120
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 122
96% 120 Pts
QC Int 420
QC Float 431
QC Mixed 439
97% 430 Pts
MC Int 1,488
MC Float 1,726
MC Mixed 1,633
241% 1,615 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.8
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 101
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 386
QC Float 421
QC Mixed 401
91% 403 Pts
MC Int 1,211
MC Float 1,384
MC Mixed 1311
195% 1,302 Pts
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $1,957

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 Comments

Create to the power of Skylake-X....

Added 1 month ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

2 days ago.

For content creators, threads = everything


Terrible

6 days ago.

great one !


Excellent

1 day ago.

Have fun overheating


Terrible

25 days ago.

iNTEL IS THE KING!!


Terrible

3 days ago.

because it the one of the fastest processor of desktops


Good

2 months ago.


Terrible

1 month ago.

the price is realy to much !


Excellent

1 day ago.

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


Liked

27 days ago.

Comment 

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


Poor

1 month ago.

Too expensive. For professional use only.


Good

1 month ago.

Bombasssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss


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