Average Bench: 87.4% (38th of 1206)

Based on 17,061 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]

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Poor: 76%Average: 87.4% Great: 100%
Gaming
Gaming 87%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
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Workstation
Workstation 88%
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Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-7820X averaged just 12.6% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 127Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 252Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-7820X is 23.6%. 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 Mixed Speed 914Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 491Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,061 samples)
Min Avg Max
108 1-Core 127 145
220 2-Core 252 288
89.2% 190 Pts
Min Avg Max
414 4-Core 491 569
750 8-Core 914 1096
87.4% 702 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,165 64-Core 1,318 1,506
88.5% 1,318 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 136
2-Core 264
94% 200 Pts
4-Core 445
8-Core 856
80% 651 Pts
64-Core 1,316
88% 1,316 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 120
2-Core 237
84% 178 Pts
4-Core 489
8-Core 774
80% 632 Pts
64-Core 1,256
84% 1,256 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 127
2-Core 242
87% 184 Pts
4-Core 446
8-Core 839
80% 642 Pts
64-Core 1,307
88% 1,307 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 114
2-Core 216
78% 165 Pts
4-Core 393
8-Core 673
67% 533 Pts
64-Core 950
64% 950 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,104,585 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $600 @ launch in Jun '17
OutletPCUS $5742 months
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Typical Core i7-7820X Builds (Compare 4,638 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 112%
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Desktop
Desktop 110%
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Workstation
Workstation 106%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X299-E GAMING - $275

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $1,779

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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 2 years ago.

Excellent

12 months ago.

Mükemmelden çok öte bir işlemci, Render için Render


Poor

12 months ago.

CPU runs all my gaming and process needs on my gaming pc without even getting anywhere relatively close to its maximum heat


Good

20 months ago.

Price is high, but multiple cores are great.


Excellent

14 months ago.

fails when there is heavy load


Good

12 months 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!!!


Excellent

18 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

2 years ago.


Terrible

4 months ago.

una mierda sobrevaluada y pila de caliente


Poor

2 years ago.

wait for threadripper, better deal


Good

2 years ago.

Wait for Coffee Lake.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

2 years ago.

best for 2k not 4k


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