Average Bench: 85.9% (41st of 1197)

Based on 1,250 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-7960X CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 73%Average: 85.9% Great: 100%
Gaming
Gaming 86%
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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 14.1% 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 2,464Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 962Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-7960X is 27.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-7960X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 484Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 246Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,250 samples)
Min Avg Max
103 1-Core 124 145
215 2-Core 246 286
87.2% 185 Pts
Min Avg Max
390 4-Core 484 572
775 8-Core 962 1,149
89% 723 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,977 64-Core 2,464 3,009
165% 2,464 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 135
2-Core 272
96% 203 Pts
4-Core 543
8-Core 1086
100% 814 Pts
64-Core 2863
192% 2863 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 130
2-Core 259
91% 194 Pts
4-Core 518
8-Core 1,037
96% 778 Pts
64-Core 2,674
180% 2,674 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 130
2-Core 248
90% 189 Pts
4-Core 502
8-Core 1,019
93% 760 Pts
64-Core 2,818
189% 2,818 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 131
2-Core 260
92% 196 Pts
4-Core 490
8-Core 960
89% 725 Pts
64-Core 2,403
161% 2,403 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
1-Core 126
2-Core 267
92% 197 Pts
4-Core 491
8-Core 962
90% 726 Pts
64-Core 2,403
161% 2,403 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 124
2-Core 248
87% 186 Pts
4-Core 496
8-Core 1,004
92% 750 Pts
64-Core 2,628
176% 2,628 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 122
2-Core 238
85% 180 Pts
4-Core 472
8-Core 925
86% 699 Pts
64-Core 2,311
155% 2,311 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.85 GHz (avg)
1-Core 118
2-Core 235
83% 176 Pts
4-Core 471
8-Core 914
86% 692 Pts
64-Core 2,317
156% 2,317 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 117
2-Core 227
81% 172 Pts
4-Core 469
8-Core 906
85% 687 Pts
64-Core 2,328
156% 2,328 Pts
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Gaming 113%
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Desktop 122%
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Workstation 139%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $461

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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

5 months ago.

This is literally the best thing on the market.


Terrible

14 months ago.

too high price for what it gives you


Excellent

14 months ago.

Cost effective BEAST of a CPU - Proud to own one


Terrible

15 months ago.

stupid


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