Average Bench: 83.2% (200th of 1442)

Based on 2,322 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-7960X CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 72%Average: 83.2% Great: 99%
Gaming
Gaming 83%
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Desktop
Desktop 83%
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Workstation
Workstation 104%
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Very good average bench

The Intel Core i9-7960X averaged just 16.8% 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 Speed 2,465Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed 481Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-7960X is 27.5%. 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 76.6Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 946Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,322 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.6 Memory 76.6 91.8
89 1-Core 124 151
179 2-Core 245 299
81.3% 148 Pts
Min Avg Max
356 4-Core 481 595
709 8-Core 946 1,196
84.3% 714 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,932 64-Core 2,465 3,164
153% 2,465 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.8
1-Core 118
2-Core 236
77% 142 Pts
4-Core 468
8-Core 908
82% 688 Pts
64-Core 2,360
146% 2,360 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.4
1-Core 117
2-Core 232
77% 141 Pts
4-Core 449
8-Core 864
78% 657 Pts
64-Core 2,182
135% 2,182 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.9
1-Core 118
2-Core 236
76% 141 Pts
4-Core 471
8-Core 918
82% 695 Pts
64-Core 2,332
144% 2,332 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.7
1-Core 118
2-Core 232
76% 140 Pts
4-Core 465
8-Core 930
82% 698 Pts
64-Core 2407
149% 2407 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.1
1-Core 118
2-Core 235
76% 140 Pts
4-Core 470
8-Core 899
81% 684 Pts
64-Core 2229
138% 2229 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.8
1-Core 121
2-Core 237
78% 143 Pts
4-Core 453
8-Core 923
81% 688 Pts
64-Core 2,386
148% 2,386 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.8
1-Core 110
2-Core 208
75% 132 Pts
4-Core 398
8-Core 773
69% 586 Pts
64-Core 2,252
139% 2,252 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.4
1-Core 110
2-Core 215
73% 132 Pts
4-Core 431
8-Core 840
75% 636 Pts
64-Core 1,936
120% 1,936 Pts
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Gaming 106%
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Desktop 91%
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Workstation 130%
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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

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2 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

This is literally the best thing on the market.


Terrible

5 years ago.

too high price for what it gives you


Excellent

5 years ago.

Cost effective BEAST of a CPU - Proud to own one


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