Average Bench: 86.1% (58th of 1239)

Based on 10,054 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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Poor: 77%Average: 86.1% Great: 98%
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 93%
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Very good average bench

The Intel Core i9-7900X averaged just 13.9% lower 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

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,625Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 967Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-7900X is 20.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-7900X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Memory Latency 79.4Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 251Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 10,054 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.3 Memory 79.4 91.4
104 1-Core 126 146
216 2-Core 251 289
85.7% 152 Pts
Min Avg Max
415 4-Core 497 581
789 8-Core 967 1,148
90.4% 732 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,342 64-Core 1,625 1,871
109% 1,625 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.8
1-Core 130
2-Core 263
91% 160 Pts
4-Core 482
8-Core 993
90% 737 Pts
64-Core 1,654
111% 1,654 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.6
1-Core 126
2-Core 247
85% 151 Pts
4-Core 491
8-Core 967
90% 729 Pts
64-Core 1,654
111% 1,654 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.2
1-Core 123
2-Core 246
84% 149 Pts
4-Core 449
8-Core 979
87% 714 Pts
64-Core 1,588
107% 1,588 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,604,443 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $1000 @ launch in Jun '17
BHPhotoUS $97011 months
OutletPCUS $9804 months
AmazonUS $1,49017 mins
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Typical Core i9-7900X Builds (Compare 3,996 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 115%
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Desktop 121%
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Workstation 122%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $480

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $2,587

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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 2 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

1 month ago.

I dont see the point of buying this when you can just get a ryzen...


Good

3 months ago.

AVX-512; http://www.numberworld.org/y-cruncher/#Benchmarks


Good

1 month ago.

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Excellent

11 months ago.

Price is ridiculously high for such performance


Terrible

24 months ago.

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


Poor

20 months ago.

to expensive and slow for this price, take an ryzen


Good

2 years ago.


Excellent

23 months ago.

Comment 

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


Poor

2 years ago.

Too expensive. For professional use only.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

2 years ago.

Bombasssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss


Good

2 years ago.

Overpriced


Excellent

2 years ago.

great only


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