Average Bench: 111% (16th of 1158)

Based on 8,103 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 11.2% 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 1,765Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 1,522Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-7900X is 25.4%. 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 124Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 128Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,103 samples)
Min Avg Max
110 SC Int 124 140
107 SC Float 131 149
111 SC Mixed 128 145
102% 128 Pts
Min Avg Max
432 QC Int 489 561
452 QC Float 518 598
449 QC Mixed 503 579
114% 503 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,363 MC Int 1,522 1,732
1,512 MC Float 1,765 2,029
1,451 MC Mixed 1,666 1,904
247% 1,651 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 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 117
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 456
QC Float 485
QC Mixed 447
105% 463 Pts
MC Int 1,404
MC Float 1,666
MC Mixed 1554
230% 1,541 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.8
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 100
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 394
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 409
92% 408 Pts
MC Int 1,198
MC Float 1,423
MC Mixed 1,333
197% 1,318 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.9
SC Float 99.6
SC Mixed 99.2
79% 98.2 Pts
QC Int 354
QC Float 396
QC Mixed 389
86% 380 Pts
MC Int 1,172
MC Float 1,381
MC Mixed 1,270
190% 1,274 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,793,403 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $1000 @ launch in Jun '17
EbayUS $89910 mins
OutletPCUS $90411 months
NeweggUS $9509 days
AmazonUS $9692 months
BHPhotoUS $9701 hr
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Typical Core i9-7900X Builds (Compare 3,000 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: 104% - Outstanding Total price: $2,366

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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 22 months ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

30 days ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

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


Good

10 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

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Terrible

1 month ago.

NAH ANAH


Excellent

13 days ago.

Price is ridiculously high for such performance


Terrible

12 months ago.

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


Poor

9 months ago.

to expensive and slow for this price, take an ryzen


Excellent

11 months ago.

Comment 

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


Good

23 months ago.


Poor

22 months ago.

Too expensive. For professional use only.


Terrible

21 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

22 months ago.

Bombasssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss


Good

20 months ago.

Overpriced


Excellent

18 months ago.

great only


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