Average Bench: 117% (3rd of 1100)

Based on 181 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-7960X CPU @ 2.80GHz

Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i9-7960X averaged 17.5% higher than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i9-7960X near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Multi Core Integer Speed 2,262Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 2,564Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-7960X is 35.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-7960X performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Single Core Integer Speed 121Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 123Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 181 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.7 SC Int 121 136
89.6 SC Float 126 142
88.4 SC Mixed 123 138
98.4% 123 Pts
Min Avg Max
345 QC Int 470 537
383 QC Float 492 556
371 QC Mixed 481 549
109% 481 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,738 MC Int 2,262 2,653
1,966 MC Float 2,564 3,018
1,852 MC Mixed 2,427 2,854
361% 2,417 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 142
SC Float 147
SC Mixed 145
116% 145 Pts
QC Int 567
QC Float 590
QC Mixed 577
131% 578 Pts
MC Int 2,854
MC Float 3282
MC Mixed 3,112
461% 3,083 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 136
SC Float 144
SC Mixed 141
112% 140 Pts
QC Int 554
QC Float 573
QC Mixed 562
128% 563 Pts
MC Int 2,713
MC Float 3160
MC Mixed 3,009
442% 2,960 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 133
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 135
108% 135 Pts
QC Int 488
QC Float 507
QC Mixed 494
112% 497 Pts
MC Int 2,251
MC Float 2,566
MC Mixed 2441
362% 2,419 Pts
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Typical Core i9-7960X Builds (Compare 1,259 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Desktop 142%
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Workstation
Workstation 158%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $445

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 85% - Excellent Total price: $3,133

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i9-7960X X-series Processor (22M Cache, up to 4.20 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ3'17
Processor Numberi9-7960X
# of Cores16
# of Threads32
Cache22 MB
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Recommended Price$1684.00 - $1699.00
Clock Speed2.80 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.20 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
QPI Links0
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP165 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2017X

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

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