Average Bench: 88.6% (24th of 1182)

Based on 7,722 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: 73%Average: 88.6% Great: 101%
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 99%
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Very good average bench

The Intel Core i9-7900X averaged just 11.4% 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 1,635Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 966Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-7900X is 28.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-7900X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 252Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 497Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 7,722 samples)
Min Avg Max
103 1-Core 127 145
206 2-Core 252 285
89% 189 Pts
Min Avg Max
408 4-Core 497 571
774 8-Core 966 1,137
90.4% 732 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,322 64-Core 1,635 1,906
110% 1,635 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU0, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 144
2-Core 291
102% 218 Pts
4-Core 581
8-Core 1,163
107% 872 Pts
64-Core 1,857
125% 1,857 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 133
2-Core 275
95% 204 Pts
4-Core 548
8-Core 1,081
100% 815 Pts
64-Core 1,834
123% 1,834 Pts
7,722 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 19,544,856 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $1000 @ launch in Jun '17
OutletPCUS $96914 hrs
AmazonUS $96920 days
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BHPhotoUS $9701 month
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Typical Core i9-7900X Builds (Compare 3,198 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 114%
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Desktop
Desktop 126%
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Workstation
Workstation 130%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $474

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $2,559

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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.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

3 days ago.

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


Good

5 months ago.

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


Good

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

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Excellent

2 months ago.

Price is ridiculously high for such performance


Terrible

14 months ago.

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


Poor

11 months ago.

to expensive and slow for this price, take an ryzen


Excellent

14 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.


Good

2 years ago.


Terrible

23 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

2 years ago.

Bombasssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss


Good

22 months ago.

Overpriced


Excellent

20 months ago.

great only


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