Average Bench: 82.9% (214th of 1459)

Based on 4,003 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9800X CPU @ 3.80GHz
Poor: 73%Average: 82.9% Great: 96%
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-9800X averaged just 17.0% 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. Quad Core Speed 481Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 127Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-9800X is 22.5%. 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 Speed 880Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 76.1Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 4,003 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.3 Memory 76.1 88.5
102 1-Core 127 150
210 2-Core 250 295
82.5% 151 Pts
Min Avg Max
401 4-Core 481 590
759 8-Core 880 1,112
81.6% 680 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,156 64-Core 1,342 1,564
83.1% 1,342 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.1
1-Core 142
2-Core 284
92% 170 Pts
4-Core 554
8-Core 939
91% 746 Pts
64-Core 1,456
90% 1,456 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.5
1-Core 131
2-Core 252
85% 154 Pts
4-Core 502
8-Core 1,000
89% 751 Pts
64-Core 1,373
85% 1,373 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.2
1-Core 132
2-Core 253
85% 155 Pts
4-Core 505
8-Core 999
89% 752 Pts
64-Core 1,368
85% 1,368 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.8
1-Core 126
2-Core 247
82% 150 Pts
4-Core 500
8-Core 922
85% 711 Pts
64-Core 1,352
84% 1,352 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.1
1-Core 132
2-Core 253
83% 153 Pts
4-Core 495
8-Core 983
87% 739 Pts
64-Core 1,362
84% 1,362 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.2
1-Core 124
2-Core 236
80% 145 Pts
4-Core 483
8-Core 784
78% 633 Pts
64-Core 1244
77% 1244 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.9
1-Core 122
2-Core 249
79% 147 Pts
4-Core 478
8-Core 845
80% 662 Pts
64-Core 1,322
82% 1,322 Pts
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Desktop 91%
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Workstation 88%
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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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Terrible

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 years 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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