Average Bench: 83.3% (115th of 1323)

Based on 1,995 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-7960X CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 73%Average: 83.3% Great: 99%
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 103%

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i9-7960X averaged just 16.7% 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.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 2,398Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 943Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-7960X is 26.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-7960X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Memory Latency 77.6Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 242Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 1,995 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.4 Memory 77.6 93.2
104 1-Core 122 145
207 2-Core 242 290
82.9% 147 Pts
Min Avg Max
388 4-Core 476 581
774 8-Core 943 1,160
87.4% 709 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,986 64-Core 2,398 3,038
161% 2,398 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.8
1-Core 128
2-Core 254
88% 155 Pts
4-Core 517
8-Core 1,024
95% 770 Pts
64-Core 2,757
185% 2,757 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.2
1-Core 131
2-Core 259
88% 157 Pts
4-Core 522
8-Core 1,040
96% 781 Pts
64-Core 2,651
178% 2,651 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 90
1-Core 129
2-Core 257
90% 159 Pts
4-Core 476
8-Core 932
87% 704 Pts
64-Core 2,321
156% 2,321 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.6
1-Core 130
2-Core 260
87% 156 Pts
4-Core 519
8-Core 1,038
96% 778 Pts
64-Core 2,719
182% 2,719 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 64.3
1-Core 118
2-Core 233
77% 138 Pts
4-Core 457
8-Core 888
83% 673 Pts
64-Core 2,353
158% 2,353 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.3
1-Core 116
2-Core 221
76% 135 Pts
4-Core 411
8-Core 797
75% 604 Pts
64-Core 2,305
155% 2,305 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 48,390,008 CPUs tested.


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Gaming 117%
Desktop 91%
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Workstation 142%


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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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1 month ago.

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


2 years ago.

This is literally the best thing on the market.


3 years ago.

too high price for what it gives you


3 years ago.

Cost effective BEAST of a CPU - Proud to own one


23 months ago.


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