Average Bench: 120% (2nd of 1129)

Based on 459 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-7960X CPU @ 2.80GHz

Outstanding average bench

The Intel Core i9-7960X averaged 19.9% 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.

Strengths

Multi Core Integer Speed 2,308Pts
Multi Core Floating Point Speed 2,629Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-7960X is 38.3%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-7960X performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

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

(Based on 459 samples)
Min Avg Max
107 SC Int 122 145
112 SC Float 128 152
112 SC Mixed 125 149
100% 125 Pts
Min Avg Max
422 QC Int 479 577
449 QC Float 503 607
429 QC Mixed 490 591
111% 491 Pts
Min Avg Max
2,000 MC Int 2,308 2,919
2,220 MC Float 2,629 3,337
2,144 MC Mixed 2,492 3,154
370% 2,476 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 145
SC Float 154
SC Mixed 148
120% 149 Pts
QC Int 578
QC Float 617
QC Mixed 597
135% 597 Pts
MC Int 2,941
MC Float 3,404
MC Mixed 3,205
476% 3,183 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 129
SC Float 135
SC Mixed 132
106% 132 Pts
QC Int 510
QC Float 540
QC Mixed 521
119% 524 Pts
MC Int 2,452
MC Float 2,845
MC Mixed 2,629
395% 2,642 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 119
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 122
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 463
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 474
106% 468 Pts
MC Int 2,156
MC Float 2500
MC Mixed 2,343
349% 2,333 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 122
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 124
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 465
QC Float 492
QC Mixed 475
108% 478 Pts
MC Int 2166
MC Float 2,375
MC Mixed 2,282
340% 2,274 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 117
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 123
98% 122 Pts
QC Int 457
QC Float 487
QC Mixed 398
101% 447 Pts
MC Int 2195
MC Float 2498
MC Mixed 2,382
352% 2,358 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 115
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 114
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 437
QC Mixed 433
98% 433 Pts
MC Int 1,926
MC Float 2,164
MC Mixed 2,013
304% 2,034 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 83.3
SC Float 88.4
SC Mixed 86
69% 85.9 Pts
QC Int 334
QC Float 354
QC Mixed 343
78% 344 Pts
MC Int 1,661
MC Float 1,940
MC Mixed 1,844
271% 1,815 Pts
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE - $310

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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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Excellent

2 days ago.

This is literally the best thing on the market.


Terrible

1 month ago.

too high price for what it gives you


Excellent

1 month ago.

Cost effective BEAST of a CPU - Proud to own one


Terrible

2 months ago.

stupid


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