Average Bench: 111% (16th of 1147)

Based on 7,865 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 11.1% 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 Floating Point Speed 1,780Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 1,528Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-7900X is 27.7%. 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 128Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,865 samples)
Min Avg Max
108 SC Int 125 141
105 SC Float 132 150
109 SC Mixed 128 145
102% 128 Pts
Min Avg Max
410 QC Int 488 558
438 QC Float 517 592
426 QC Mixed 502 570
114% 502 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,372 MC Int 1,528 1,745
1595 MC Float 1,780 2,033
1,505 MC Mixed 1,675 1,915
248% 1,661 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 146
SC Float 157
SC Mixed 152
121% 152 Pts
QC Int 588
QC Float 615
QC Mixed 601
136% 601 Pts
MC Int 1818
MC Float 2,002
MC Mixed 1,870
284% 1,897 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 127
SC Float 136
SC Mixed 132
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 507
QC Float 554
QC Mixed 530
120% 530 Pts
MC Int 1,639
MC Float 1,912
MC Mixed 1,781
266% 1,778 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
SC Int 132
SC Float 141
SC Mixed 137
109% 137 Pts
QC Int 487
QC Float 503
QC Mixed 489
112% 493 Pts
MC Int 1,516
MC Float 1,732
MC Mixed 1,649
244% 1632 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,461,096 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $1000 @ launch in Jun '17
OutletPCUS $9049 months
EbayUS $95534 mins
NeweggUS $9607 hrs
AmazonUS $96913 days
BHPhotoUS $9892 months
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Typical Core i9-7900X Builds (Compare 2,839 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 - $300

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 101% - Outstanding Total price: $2,182

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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 20 months ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

1 month ago.

Have one. Love it. Aorus board. OC to 4.5 Is effortless with custom water cooler.


Good

29 days ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

I have it and the performance is fairly high if you overclock and have a beefy cooler


Excellent

15 days ago.

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Poor

6 months ago.

Price is ridiculously high for such performance


Terrible

10 months ago.

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


Poor

7 months ago.

to expensive and slow for this price, take an ryzen


Excellent

10 months ago.

Comment 

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


Good

21 months ago.


Poor

20 months ago.

Too expensive. For professional use only.


Terrible

19 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

21 months ago.

Bombasssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss


Good

18 months ago.

Overpriced


Excellent

16 months ago.

great only


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