Average Bench: 82.1% (152nd of 1355)

Based on 2,204 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-7960X CPU @ 2.80GHz
Poor: 71%Average: 82.1% Great: 98%
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 102%
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Very good average bench

The Intel Core i9-7960X averaged just 17.9% 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 2,369Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 925Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-7960X is 27%. 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 76.7Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 469Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 2,204 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.4 Memory 76.7 92.3
90.8 1-Core 120 144
191 2-Core 238 287
81.9% 145 Pts
Min Avg Max
351 4-Core 469 573
695 8-Core 925 1,147
85.9% 697 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,932 64-Core 2,369 2,993
159% 2,369 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 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.4
1-Core 121
2-Core 254
86% 152 Pts
4-Core 482
8-Core 990
90% 736 Pts
64-Core 2,632
177% 2,632 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.6
1-Core 121
2-Core 253
85% 151 Pts
4-Core 393
8-Core 844
75% 619 Pts
64-Core 2,265
152% 2,265 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.1
1-Core 120
2-Core 247
84% 149 Pts
4-Core 345
8-Core 893
73% 619 Pts
64-Core 2,335
157% 2,335 Pts
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Gaming 115%
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Desktop 90%
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Workstation
Workstation 139%
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Motherboard: Asus ROG RAMPAGE VI EXTREME

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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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6 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

This is literally the best thing on the market.


Terrible

3 years ago.

too high price for what it gives you


Excellent

3 years ago.

Cost effective BEAST of a CPU - Proud to own one


Good

2 years ago.

good


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