Average Bench: 80.1% (231st of 1439)

Based on 4,653 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-7980XE CPU @ 2.60GHz
Poor: 70%Average: 80.1% Great: 95%
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 103%

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i9-7980XE averaged just 19.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i9-7980XE near the top of the comparison list.


Avg. Multi Core Speed 2,570Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 119Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-7980XE is 24.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-7980XE performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Octa Core Speed 875Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 77.3Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 4,653 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.8 Memory 77.3 91.4
98.9 1-Core 119 140
193 2-Core 235 276
79.4% 144 Pts
Min Avg Max
376 4-Core 444 546
712 8-Core 875 1,094
78% 660 Pts
Min Avg Max
2,028 64-Core 2,570 3,292
159% 2,570 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.5
1-Core 139
2-Core 280
91% 168 Pts
4-Core 537
8-Core 1,106
96% 822 Pts
64-Core 2,936
182% 2,936 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 84
1-Core 117
2-Core 232
81% 144 Pts
4-Core 464
8-Core 874
80% 669 Pts
64-Core 2,533
157% 2,533 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 68
1-Core 136
2-Core 272
84% 159 Pts
4-Core 545
8-Core 1,092
96% 818 Pts
64-Core 3,389
210% 3,389 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.2
1-Core 116
2-Core 232
80% 143 Pts
4-Core 456
8-Core 864
79% 660 Pts
64-Core 2,545
158% 2,545 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.3
1-Core 116
2-Core 232
79% 142 Pts
4-Core 458
8-Core 850
78% 654 Pts
64-Core 2,517
156% 2,517 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.2
1-Core 110
2-Core 236
77% 141 Pts
4-Core 439
8-Core 930
80% 684 Pts
64-Core 2,786
172% 2,786 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.8
1-Core 88.9
2-Core 208
69% 124 Pts
4-Core 409
8-Core 810
72% 610 Pts
64-Core 2,497
154% 2,497 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.4
1-Core 117
2-Core 235
76% 140 Pts
4-Core 417
8-Core 780
71% 598 Pts
64-Core 2,517
156% 2,517 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.1
1-Core 103
2-Core 207
70% 126 Pts
4-Core 410
8-Core 819
72% 614 Pts
64-Core 2,518
156% 2,518 Pts
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Gaming 103%
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 129%


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DescriptionIntel® Core™ i9-7980XE Extreme Edition Processor (24.75M Cache, up to 4.20 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ3'17
Processor Numberi9-7980XE
# of Cores18
# of Threads36
Cache24.75 MB
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Recommended Price$1979.00 - $1999.00
Clock Speed2.60 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.20 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
QPI Links0
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP165 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2017X


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


Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA2066

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes


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3 years ago.

Je iz vergut ik leyben das protzesser


4 years ago.

Insane performance but too expensive


4 years ago.

Insane Processor for extreme Overclocker


13 months ago.

é muito caro e ainda perde para o r7 kkkkkkkkkkkk toma Intel!


5 years ago.

The Best CPU but I dont think many people need this...


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5 years ago.

i9 BEST but need more cores to 64 or 128 cores


5 years ago.

Even though it may be the most powerful CPU in the market, it's not worth it for gaming―unless you want to stream and video render. This CPU will dominate any workstation load, but its single-core performance is much slower than an i7-8700k, i5-8600k, and i3-8350k. So, in a nutshell, this CPU is only meant for hardcore streaming and workstation computers.


6 years ago.

Out of the HEDT CPUs out there, this i9 7980XE is king of the hill. Boasting a whopping 18 cores and 36 threads, the 7980XE allows users to multitask even in the heaviest multithreaded applications, pushing the bar for what consumer grade processors are capable of to the absolute extreme. That said, extreme performance comes with an extreme price...


5 years ago.

own it, love it.


2 years ago.

I love this CPU, it's finally affordable and I get to play with it now. So far I have a stable 4.7GHz OC across all 18 cores , and now the fun begins

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