Average Bench: 80.1% (108th of 146)

Based on 28,524 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF00050654, 0F8BFBFF00050654, , 1FABFBFF00050654, 1F8BFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7820X CPU @ 3.60GHz

The I7-7820X is the second of three new Skylake-X HEDT (high end desktop processors) released by Intel as part of their core X series (the others being the flagship 10-core i9-7900X and the 6-core i7-7800X). The 7820X is an 8-core, 16-thread CPU which will amply satisfy all but the heaviest of multi-threaded use cases. The 7820X requires a relatively expensive X299 (Basin Falls) motherboard, which costs upwards of $250. The 7820X is listed at $599 which is about $200 more than AMD's current flagship 8-core, 16 thread Ryzen 7 1800X. In addition to better IPC, the 7820X is higher clocked with base and max boost clocks of 3.6/4.5 GHz respectively, compared to 3.6G/4.0 GHz for the Ryzen 7 1800X. The additional $200 (50%) buys you around 20% more performance in both single and multi core workloads. Intel have also released several Kabylake-X HEDT CPUs: the 4-thread i5-7640X and the 8-thread i7-7740X and will shortly release of even higher spec Skylake-X processors. It's probably wise to hold off purchasing until the eagerly anticipated 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen Threadripper CPUs are launched later this month. [Jul '17 CPUPro]

Poor: 70%Average: 80.1% Great: 92%
Gaming
Gaming 80%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 81%
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Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-7820X averaged just 19.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-7820X near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Quad Core Speed 455Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 121Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-7820X is 21.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-7820X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Octa Core Speed 822Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 75.5Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 28,524 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.6 Memory 75.5 85
99.8 1-Core 121 138
204 2-Core 238 272
79.7% 145 Pts
Min Avg Max
380 4-Core 455 533
690 8-Core 822 976
76.7% 638 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,075 64-Core 1,263 1,445
78.2% 1,263 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.4
1-Core 121
2-Core 245
83% 149 Pts
4-Core 486
8-Core 929
84% 707 Pts
64-Core 1,326
82% 1,326 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.2
1-Core 127
2-Core 254
82% 152 Pts
4-Core 488
8-Core 903
83% 696 Pts
64-Core 1,299
80% 1,299 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.7
1-Core 123
2-Core 243
81% 147 Pts
4-Core 480
8-Core 908
83% 694 Pts
64-Core 1,307
81% 1,307 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.1
1-Core 117
2-Core 239
79% 144 Pts
4-Core 452
8-Core 805
76% 628 Pts
64-Core 1,231
76% 1,231 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.7
1-Core 119
2-Core 232
78% 142 Pts
4-Core 439
8-Core 812
75% 626 Pts
64-Core 1,304
81% 1,304 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $600 @ launch in Jun '17
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Gaming 103%
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Desktop
Desktop 89%
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Workstation
Workstation 104%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X299-E GAMING - $275

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $1,157

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-7820X X-series Processor (11M Cache, up to 4.30 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ2'17
Processor Numberi7-7820X
# of Cores8
# of Threads16
Cache11 MB L3
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0, AVX-512
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$589.00 - $599.00
Clock Speed3.60 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 Lanes28

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

Skylake-X processor...

Added 7 years ago.

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10 months ago.

Runs hot, but with proper cooling stabilizes at a good OC with -AVX adjustment.


Excellent

5 months ago.

Mükemmelden çok öte bir işlemci, Render için Render


Good

9 months ago.

Slow after meltdown and specter patches


Excellent

5 years ago.

fails when there is heavy load


Good

6 years ago.

Price is high, but multiple cores are great.


Excellent

2 years ago.

4,8 ghz, 1,2 vcore, 1,8 input voltage, 1,2 VCCSA, 220w power limit, 66c package temp (delided) in x299 Taichi XE STABLE like a mountain!!!


Good

5 months ago.

Not the ideal price/perf, but gets both gaming and work done with room to spare, make sure to use 3600Mhz Memory and OC your mesh to 3,2Ghz


Good

7 years ago.


Terrible

4 years ago.

una mierda sobrevaluada y pila de caliente


Poor

6 years ago.

wait for threadripper, better deal


Excellent

6 years ago.

best for 2k not 4k


Excellent

17 months ago.

Can be a headache getting your OC right, but once you do its a dream.


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