Average Bench: 85.4% (67th of 1264)

Based on 1,591 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-7960X CPU @ 2.80GHz

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i9-7960X averaged just 14.6% 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 2,436Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 950Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-7960X is 23.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-7960X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Memory Latency 80.9Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 481Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,591 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.6 Memory 80.9 94.3
107 1-Core 123 144
213 2-Core 244 287
84.7% 150 Pts
Min Avg Max
406 4-Core 481 574
771 8-Core 950 1,154
88.2% 716 Pts
Min Avg Max
2,069 64-Core 2,436 3,054
164% 2,436 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 4.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.2
1-Core 144
2-Core 308
101% 182 Pts
4-Core 617
8-Core 1,216
113% 916 Pts
64-Core 3,322
223% 3,322 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.1
1-Core 121
2-Core 238
84% 148 Pts
4-Core 481
8-Core 956
88% 719 Pts
64-Core 2,465
166% 2,465 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 80
1-Core 115
2-Core 225
80% 140 Pts
4-Core 442
8-Core 885
82% 663 Pts
64-Core 2,306
155% 2,306 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.2
1-Core 102
2-Core 213
75% 131 Pts
4-Core 446
8-Core 890
82% 668 Pts
64-Core 2,335
157% 2,335 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 72
1-Core 119
2-Core 226
79% 139 Pts
4-Core 467
8-Core 915
85% 691 Pts
64-Core 2,356
158% 2,356 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 77
1-Core 114
2-Core 223
79% 138 Pts
4-Core 438
8-Core 890
82% 664 Pts
64-Core 2,304
155% 2,304 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.6
1-Core 112
2-Core 224
77% 136 Pts
4-Core 445
8-Core 878
82% 662 Pts
64-Core 2,190
147% 2,190 Pts
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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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1 month ago.

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


Good

16 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

9 months ago.

good


Terrible

2 years ago.

stupid


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