Average Bench: 83.1% (90th of 1241)

Based on 3,042 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-7980XE CPU @ 2.60GHz

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i9-7980XE averaged just 16.8% 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 Mixed Speed 2,605Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 908Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-7980XE is 25.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-7980XE performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Memory Latency 80.9Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 457Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 3,042 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.5 Memory 80.9 92.2
95.3 1-Core 121 144
197 2-Core 239 286
83.5% 147 Pts
Min Avg Max
387 4-Core 457 564
732 8-Core 908 1,131
84.1% 683 Pts
Min Avg Max
2,174 64-Core 2,605 3363
175% 2,605 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 18 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.8
1-Core 143
2-Core 285
97% 173 Pts
4-Core 571
8-Core 1,142
105% 857 Pts
64-Core 2,334
157% 2,334 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.2
1-Core 139
2-Core 277
95% 169 Pts
4-Core 555
8-Core 1,110
102% 832 Pts
64-Core 3,233
217% 3,233 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.2
1-Core 139
2-Core 277
94% 168 Pts
4-Core 552
8-Core 1,099
102% 826 Pts
64-Core 2,843
191% 2,843 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.5
1-Core 142
2-Core 258
92% 161 Pts
4-Core 555
8-Core 1,136
104% 845 Pts
64-Core 3,409
229% 3,409 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.4
1-Core 127
2-Core 258
86% 154 Pts
4-Core 470
8-Core 964
88% 717 Pts
64-Core 1,647
110% 1,647 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.5
1-Core 119
2-Core 236
82% 144 Pts
4-Core 417
8-Core 825
77% 621 Pts
64-Core 2,505
168% 2,505 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.2
1-Core 116
2-Core 236
80% 143 Pts
4-Core 413
8-Core 824
76% 619 Pts
64-Core 2,407
162% 2,407 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.7
1-Core 102
2-Core 192
69% 121 Pts
4-Core 381
8-Core 750
70% 566 Pts
64-Core 2,317
156% 2,317 Pts
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Gaming 113%
Desktop 119%
Workstation 132%


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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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6 days ago.

The multitasking performance is the best I ever seen and no other PC or Laptop out performs it.


19 months ago.

Je iz vergut ik leyben das protzesser


14 months ago.

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


6 months ago.

Insane Processor for extreme Overclocker


10 months ago.

Insane performance but too expensive


18 months ago.

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


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20 months ago.

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16 months ago.

i9 BEST but need more cores to 64 or 128 cores


7 months ago.

Just get a Ryzen...


22 months ago.



23 months 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.


2 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...


16 months ago.

own it, love it.

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