Average Bench: 89.8% (24th of 1197)

Based on 980 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9800X CPU @ 3.80GHz
Poor: 79%Average: 89.8% Great: 100%
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Aircraft carrier

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-9800X averaged just 10.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-9800X near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 131Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,357Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-9800X is 20.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-9800X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 926Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 503Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 980 samples)
Min Avg Max
117 1-Core 131 145
224 2-Core 259 288
92.1% 195 Pts
Min Avg Max
426 4-Core 503 567
784 8-Core 926 1,102
89% 715 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,239 64-Core 1,357 1,509
91.1% 1,357 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 144
2-Core 289
102% 217 Pts
4-Core 575
8-Core 1,103
104% 839 Pts
64-Core 1,534
103% 1,534 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 136
2-Core 278
97% 207 Pts
4-Core 520
8-Core 942
91% 731 Pts
64-Core 1,431
96% 1,431 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 141
2-Core 271
98% 206 Pts
4-Core 502
8-Core 916
88% 709 Pts
64-Core 1,384
93% 1,384 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 127
2-Core 253
90% 190 Pts
4-Core 504
8-Core 929
89% 716 Pts
64-Core 1,375
92% 1,375 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 127
2-Core 249
89% 188 Pts
4-Core 476
8-Core 853
83% 665 Pts
64-Core 1293
87% 1293 Pts
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 Prices

AmazonUS $59311 hrs
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Typical Core i7-9800X Builds (Compare 248 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 71%
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Desktop
Desktop 106%
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Workstation
Workstation 97%
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System: Dell Precision 5820 Tower X-Series

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $593

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-9800X X-series Processor (16.5M Cache, up to 4.50 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ4'18
Processor Numberi7-9800X
# of Cores8
# of Threads16
Cache16.5 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed3.80 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.40 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

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes

 Comments

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Poor

5 months ago.

It’s so expensive comparing to amd cpu s with even lower speed score


Excellent

10 months ago.

Core i7-9800X is a 64-bit octa-core high-performance x86 desktop microprocessor from Intel (late 2018). A Skylake micro-architecture chip, is fabricated on using Intel's 14 nm process. The i7-9800X operates at 3.8 GHz with a TDP of 165 W and a Turbo Boost frequency of up to 4.4 GHz and am Turbo Max Boost frequency of 4.5 GHz. The processor supports up to 128 GiB of quad-channel DDR4-2666 memory and supports 44 PCIe lanes. A strong contender to the i9-9900k, yet slightly slower, except utilizing the x299 platform allowing for more ram and PCIe lanes (44 vs 16)


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