Average Bench: 85.4% (70th of 1265)

Based on 1,809 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-9800X CPU @ 3.80GHz
Poor: 76%Average: 85.4% Great: 97%
Gaming
Gaming 85%
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Desktop
Desktop 86%
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Workstation
Workstation 86%
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Very good average bench

The Intel Core i7-9800X averaged just 14.6% 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 127Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 253Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-9800X is 20.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-9800X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Memory Latency 79Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 908Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1,809 samples)
Min Avg Max
70.8 Memory 79 90
112 1-Core 127 142
224 2-Core 253 283
86% 153 Pts
Min Avg Max
411 4-Core 491 576
754 8-Core 908 1,103
87.1% 700 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,137 64-Core 1,316 1,499
88.3% 1,316 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.2
1-Core 138
2-Core 277
94% 167 Pts
4-Core 553
8-Core 1,064
100% 808 Pts
64-Core 1,384
93% 1,384 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz
Memory 84.2
1-Core 136
2-Core 272
92% 164 Pts
4-Core 538
8-Core 1,030
97% 784 Pts
64-Core 1,477
99% 1,477 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 8 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.8
1-Core 125
2-Core 233
83% 146 Pts
4-Core 517
8-Core 939
91% 728 Pts
64-Core 1,292
87% 1,292 Pts
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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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2 months ago.

Same performance as my 9900k with 4 channel ram and PCIe lanes.


Terrible

4 months ago.

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


Poor

9 months ago.

really strange because have 8 core


Excellent

21 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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