Average Bench: 86.7% (32nd of 1182)

Based on 1,142 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-7960X CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 71%Average: 86.7% Great: 102%
Gaming
Gaming 87%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 122%
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Very good average bench

The Intel Core i9-7960X averaged just 13.3% 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 2,470Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 964Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-7960X is 30.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-7960X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 485Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 246Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,142 samples)
Min Avg Max
103 1-Core 124 145
215 2-Core 246 287
87.2% 185 Pts
Min Avg Max
393 4-Core 485 573
801 8-Core 964 1,149
89.1% 724 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,980 64-Core 2,470 2,973
166% 2,470 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 130
2-Core 260
92% 195 Pts
4-Core 520
8-Core 1,040
96% 780 Pts
64-Core 2,757
185% 2,757 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 130
2-Core 261
92% 196 Pts
4-Core 520
8-Core 1,040
96% 780 Pts
64-Core 2,778
186% 2,778 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 126
2-Core 255
90% 191 Pts
4-Core 506
8-Core 1,000
93% 753 Pts
64-Core 2,715
182% 2,715 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 124
2-Core 252
88% 188 Pts
4-Core 506
8-Core 1,014
93% 760 Pts
64-Core 2,671
179% 2,671 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 122
2-Core 247
87% 184 Pts
4-Core 494
8-Core 971
90% 732 Pts
64-Core 2,553
171% 2,553 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 122
2-Core 240
85% 181 Pts
4-Core 481
8-Core 940
88% 711 Pts
64-Core 2344
157% 2344 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 111
2-Core 222
78% 167 Pts
4-Core 446
8-Core 888
82% 667 Pts
64-Core 2,313
155% 2,313 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 115
2-Core 223
80% 169 Pts
4-Core 426
8-Core 842
78% 634 Pts
64-Core 2,069
139% 2,069 Pts
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Typical Core i9-7960X Builds (Compare 3,276 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 113%
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Desktop
Desktop 123%
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Workstation
Workstation 139%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $474

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 52% - Above average Total price: $2,788

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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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Good

4 months ago.

This is literally the best thing on the market.


Terrible

12 months ago.

too high price for what it gives you


Excellent

12 months ago.

Cost effective BEAST of a CPU - Proud to own one


Terrible

14 months ago.

stupid


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