IntelBX80673I97900X
AMD100-100000031BOX

10 Cores, 20 Threads @3.8GHz, Skylake-X.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 559,846 user samples
11,597 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 88th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine
548,249 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 96th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
84.1 % +1% 83.6 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
76.9 Pts 78.2 Pts +2%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts 131 Pts +4%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
249 Pts 256 Pts +3%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
489 Pts +2% 479 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
943 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+18%
796 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
88 Pts +1% 87.3 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts +4% 136 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
283 Pts +4% 272 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
560 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+5%
533 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1106 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+27%
870 Pts
Market Share
Based on 36,051,348 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % 4.61 % Insanely higher market share.
+11,425%
Value
Value For Money
59.7 % 88.3 % Much better value.
+48%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % 201 % Hugely more popular.
+205%
Price
Price (score)
$970 $228 Much cheaper.
+76%
Age
Newest
41 Months 16 Months Much more recent.
+61%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+54%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
10 cores Much higher core count.
+67%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
20 threads Much higher thread count.
+67%
12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+50%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.3 GHz +2% 4.2 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1814 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+61%
1130 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1573 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+51%
1039 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake-X Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA2066 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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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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AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 is a 6-core, 12-threaded processor which succeeds the Ryzen 5 2600 improving upon it by 13% in terms of overclocked performance. The 3600 is in competition with Intel’s 6-core i5-9600K. AMD continues to push the multi-core performance envelope: benchmarks show that the 3600 has a 27% overclocked 64-core lead over the 9600K but that the i5-9600K leads by 14% on single to hex core workloads which translates to 10% higher EFps in most of the today’s top games (e.g. PUBG, GTAV and CSGO). Additionally, the 3600's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which adversely impacts gaming. Weaknesses in memory architecture are not readily picked up by CPU benchmarks but they are apparent whilst gaming. Cheaper CPUs such as the 9400F deliver better gaming performance in nearly all of today’s popular games. At $190 USD, the 3600 offers good value for purely workstation tasks such as film production but streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. The masterfully hyped Ryzen 3600 may well be the best CPU for multimedia producers on a tight budget but in today's market there are faster and less expensive alternatives for gamers, streamers and general desktop users. [Jun '19 CPUPro]

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