Average Bench: 111% (15th of 1143)

Based on 6,518 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 10.7% 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 1,523Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 1,763Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-7900X is 28.2%. 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 125Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 127Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 6,518 samples)
Min Avg Max
111 SC Int 125 141
105 SC Float 131 150
106 SC Mixed 127 146
102% 128 Pts
Min Avg Max
409 QC Int 488 555
434 QC Float 516 594
418 QC Mixed 501 573
114% 501 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,301 MC Int 1,523 1,744
1,505 MC Float 1,763 2,028
1,433 MC Mixed 1,664 1,904
247% 1,650 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 144
SC Float 151
SC Mixed 148
118% 148 Pts
QC Int 523
QC Float 566
QC Mixed 520
122% 536 Pts
MC Int 1,675
MC Float 1,964
MC Mixed 1,856
274% 1,832 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 130
SC Float 143
SC Mixed 126
106% 133 Pts
QC Int 524
QC Float 548
QC Mixed 540
122% 537 Pts
MC Int 1,580
MC Float 1,863
MC Mixed 1,697
256% 1,713 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
SC Int 125
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 129
103% 129 Pts
QC Int 488
QC Float 509
QC Mixed 501
113% 499 Pts
MC Int 1,538
MC Float 1,779
MC Mixed 1,669
248% 1,662 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 121
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 123
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 473
QC Float 501
QC Mixed 491
111% 488 Pts
MC Int 1,436
MC Float 1,710
MC Mixed 1,608
237% 1,585 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 121
SC Float 128
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 475
QC Float 507
QC Mixed 479
110% 487 Pts
MC Int 1,511
MC Float 1,745
MC Mixed 1,648
244% 1,634 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,837,059 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $1000 @ launch in Jun '17
EbayUS $82517 mins
OutletPCUS $9045 months
AmazonUS $93010 mins
NeweggUS $93117 days
BHPhotoUS $1,04029 days
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Typical Core i9-7900X Builds (Compare 2,356 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 132%
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Desktop
Desktop 144%
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Workstation
Workstation 145%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $295

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $2,098

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i9-7900X X-series Processor (13.75M Cache, up to 4.30 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ2'17
Processor Numberi9-7900X
# of Cores10
# of Threads20
Cache13.75 MB L3
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended Price$989.00 - $999.00
Clock Speed3.30 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 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

 Comments

Create to the power of Skylake-X...

Added 15 months ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

1 day ago.

I would rather get a core i7-8700k. It has the same performance but for 3 times the price. also, if you got 3 8700k's , you would have 3 times the performance and many more cores and threads.


Terrible

24 days ago.

on the INTEL https://ark.intel.com they said Processor Base Frequency is 3.30 GHz and not 3.80 GHz


Good

11 days ago.

ets kol


Poor

1 month ago.

Price is ridiculously high for such performance


Terrible

6 months ago.

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


Poor

3 months ago.

to expensive and slow for this price, take an ryzen


Good

17 months ago.


Excellent

5 months ago.

Comment 

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


Poor

16 months ago.

Too expensive. For professional use only.


Terrible

14 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

16 months ago.

Bombasssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss


Good

13 months ago.

Overpriced


Excellent

12 months ago.

great only


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