Average Bench: 119% (9th of 1173)

Based on 1,026 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-7960X CPU @ 2.80GHz

Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i9-7960X averaged 19.3% higher 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.


Multi Core Integer Speed 2,275Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 2,625Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-7960X is 36.4%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-7960X performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.


Single Core Integer Speed 122Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 125Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 1,026 samples)
Min Avg Max
105 SC Int 122 141
99.8 SC Float 128 150
104 SC Mixed 125 146
99.9% 125 Pts
Min Avg Max
389 QC Int 475 560
421 QC Float 502 593
402 QC Mixed 487 575
111% 488 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,924 MC Int 2,275 2,749
2,187 MC Float 2,625 3,146
2,053 MC Mixed 2,475 2,976
367% 2,458 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 142
SC Float 152
SC Mixed 147
118% 147 Pts
QC Int 566
QC Float 612
QC Mixed 576
132% 585 Pts
MC Int 2,020
MC Float 2,365
MC Mixed 2,148
325% 2,178 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 117
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 121
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 468
QC Float 507
QC Mixed 492
111% 489 Pts
MC Int 2,186
MC Float 2,546
MC Mixed 2,410
356% 2,381 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
SC Int 118
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 122
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 462
QC Float 491
QC Mixed 477
108% 477 Pts
MC Int 2068
MC Float 2,476
MC Mixed 2,312
341% 2,286 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 109
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 405
QC Float 439
QC Mixed 427
96% 424 Pts
MC Int 1,966
MC Float 2,255
MC Mixed 2,145
317% 2,122 Pts
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Gaming 135%
Desktop 149%
Workstation 164%

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $480

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $3,095

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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


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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This is literally the best thing on the market.


10 months ago.

too high price for what it gives you


10 months ago.

Cost effective BEAST of a CPU - Proud to own one


11 months ago.


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