Average Bench: 82.7% (119th of 1316)

Based on 14,853 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]

Poor: 74%Average: 82.7% Great: 92%
Gaming
Gaming 83%
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Desktop
Desktop 83%
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Workstation
Workstation 89%
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Very good average bench

The Intel Core i9-7900X averaged just 17.3% 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 1,563Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 929Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-7900X is just 18.4%. 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 75.4Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 482Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 14,853 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.2 Memory 75.4 84.2
104 1-Core 125 140
213 2-Core 246 274
83.4% 149 Pts
Min Avg Max
407 4-Core 482 550
761 8-Core 929 1,086
87.2% 705 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,355 64-Core 1,563 1802
105% 1,563 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 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.3
1-Core 127
2-Core 244
86% 151 Pts
4-Core 486
8-Core 973
90% 730 Pts
64-Core 1,549
104% 1,549 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.7
1-Core 135
2-Core 238
85% 150 Pts
4-Core 487
8-Core 969
90% 728 Pts
64-Core 1,508
101% 1,508 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.2
1-Core 125
2-Core 247
82% 148 Pts
4-Core 483
8-Core 910
86% 697 Pts
64-Core 1,561
105% 1,561 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.9
1-Core 118
2-Core 195
77% 130 Pts
4-Core 400
8-Core 856
76% 628 Pts
64-Core 1,607
108% 1,607 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $1000 @ launch in Jun '17
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Gaming 115%
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Desktop 90%
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Workstation 123%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $481

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $2,373

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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 4 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

2 days ago.

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


Good

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

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Excellent

15 months ago.

Price is ridiculously high for such performance


Terrible

3 years ago.

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


Poor

3 years ago.

to expensive and slow for this price, take an ryzen


Good

4 years ago.


Excellent

3 years ago.

Comment 

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


Poor

4 years ago.

Too expensive. For professional use only.


Terrible

4 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

4 years ago.

Bombasssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss


Good

3 years ago.

Overpriced


Excellent

3 years ago.

great only


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