Average Bench: 80.6% (128th of 1293)

Based on 3,647 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 19.4% 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 2,531Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 892Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-7980XE is 25.5%. 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 77.2Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 450Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 3,647 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.7 Memory 77.2 91.4
98.8 1-Core 120 143
191 2-Core 236 288
81.7% 145 Pts
Min Avg Max
373 4-Core 450 564
708 8-Core 892 1,126
82.6% 671 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,879 64-Core 2,531 3,260
170% 2,531 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU0, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 18 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.5
1-Core 143
2-Core 286
94% 170 Pts
4-Core 564
8-Core 1,067
101% 816 Pts
64-Core 1,828
123% 1,828 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.4
1-Core 123
2-Core 277
89% 161 Pts
4-Core 554
8-Core 1,101
102% 827 Pts
64-Core 3,280
220% 3,280 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.6
1-Core 128
2-Core 254
89% 157 Pts
4-Core 506
8-Core 1,009
93% 758 Pts
64-Core 2,989
201% 2,989 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.2
1-Core 133
2-Core 264
86% 156 Pts
4-Core 529
8-Core 1,056
98% 793 Pts
64-Core 2964
199% 2964 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.9
1-Core 136
2-Core 240
88% 153 Pts
4-Core 472
8-Core 1,018
91% 745 Pts
64-Core 2,757
185% 2,757 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.3
1-Core 123
2-Core 246
80% 146 Pts
4-Core 491
8-Core 974
90% 732 Pts
64-Core 2,861
192% 2,861 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.4
1-Core 109
2-Core 210
77% 133 Pts
4-Core 409
8-Core 822
76% 615 Pts
64-Core 2,402
161% 2,402 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 18 cores, 36 threads
Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 62.9
1-Core 109
2-Core 208
71% 127 Pts
4-Core 421
8-Core 806
76% 613 Pts
64-Core 2,356
158% 2,356 Pts
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Desktop 89%
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Workstation 141%


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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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2 months ago.

Je iz vergut ik leyben das protzesser


16 months ago.

Insane Processor for extreme Overclocker


24 months ago.

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


20 months ago.

Insane performance but too expensive


2 years ago.

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


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2 years ago.

i9 BEST but need more cores to 64 or 128 cores


3 months ago.

oh wow look at that ubm deleted my posts


16 months ago.

Just get a Ryzen...


2 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.


3 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...


2 years ago.

own it, love it.

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