Average Bench: 84.2% (92nd of 1293)

Based on 1,709 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-7960X CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 74%Average: 84.2% Great: 100%
Gaming
Gaming 84%
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Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 104%
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Very good average bench

The Intel Core i9-7960X averaged just 15.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i9-7960X near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 2,414Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 944Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-7960X is 26.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-7960X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Memory Latency 79.1Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 242Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,709 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.7 Memory 79.1 93.8
105 1-Core 122 146
208 2-Core 242 291
83.6% 148 Pts
Min Avg Max
398 4-Core 478 582
763 8-Core 944 1,164
87.6% 711 Pts
Min Avg Max
2,056 64-Core 2,414 3,118
162% 2,414 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.4
1-Core 155
2-Core 307
98% 179 Pts
4-Core 588
8-Core 1,202
110% 895 Pts
64-Core 2,692
181% 2,692 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.3
1-Core 127
2-Core 252
89% 156 Pts
4-Core 509
8-Core 1018
94% 763 Pts
64-Core 2,544
171% 2,544 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.1
1-Core 110
2-Core 271
84% 154 Pts
4-Core 544
8-Core 1,069
99% 807 Pts
64-Core 2907
195% 2907 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.3
1-Core 136
2-Core 268
92% 163 Pts
4-Core 506
8-Core 1,131
99% 819 Pts
64-Core 2,687
180% 2,687 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 75.8
1-Core 121
2-Core 234
81% 144 Pts
4-Core 481
8-Core 952
88% 716 Pts
64-Core 2,598
174% 2,598 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.5
1-Core 104
2-Core 222
76% 135 Pts
4-Core 463
8-Core 874
83% 668 Pts
64-Core 2,132
143% 2,132 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.9
1-Core 116
2-Core 229
80% 141 Pts
4-Core 447
8-Core 884
82% 666 Pts
64-Core 2,098
141% 2,098 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 40,696,693 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i9-7960X Builds (Compare 923 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 118%
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Desktop
Desktop 91%
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Workstation
Workstation 143%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG RAMPAGE VI EXTREME

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i9-7960X X-series Processor (22M Cache, up to 4.20 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ3'17
Processor Numberi9-7960X
# of Cores16
# of Threads32
Cache22 MB
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Recommended Price$1684.00 - $1699.00
Clock Speed2.80 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.20 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
QPI Links0
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP165 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2017X

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

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6 months ago.

Makes memory intensive programs fly like a fart in the wind.


Good

21 months ago.

This is literally the best thing on the market.


Terrible

2 years ago.

too high price for what it gives you


Excellent

2 years ago.

Cost effective BEAST of a CPU - Proud to own one


Good

15 months ago.

good


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