Average Bench: 85.8% (65th of 1276)

Based on 538 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9960X CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 78%Average: 85.8% Great: 95%
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 108%
UFO

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i9-9960X averaged just 14.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i9-9960X near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 2,550Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 979Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9960X is just 17.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-9960X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Memory Latency 79.3Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 251Pts
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 538 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.5 Memory 79.3 90.3
110 1-Core 126 140
223 2-Core 251 278
85.6% 152 Pts
Min Avg Max
446 4-Core 495 556
873 8-Core 979 1,100
90.8% 737 Pts
Min Avg Max
2,140 64-Core 2,550 2,957
171% 2,550 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 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.6
1-Core 124
2-Core 248
88% 153 Pts
4-Core 501
8-Core 1,001
92% 751 Pts
64-Core 2,506
168% 2,506 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 79
1-Core 133
2-Core 263
88% 158 Pts
4-Core 512
8-Core 1,005
94% 759 Pts
64-Core 2,406
162% 2,406 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.1
1-Core 126
2-Core 250
86% 152 Pts
4-Core 500
8-Core 974
91% 737 Pts
64-Core 2,581
173% 2,581 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
Memory 78.2
1-Core 121
2-Core 235
82% 145 Pts
4-Core 482
8-Core 957
89% 719 Pts
64-Core 2,531
170% 2,531 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.2
1-Core 123
2-Core 243
82% 146 Pts
4-Core 484
8-Core 957
89% 721 Pts
64-Core 2,424
163% 2,424 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.1
1-Core 125
2-Core 250
83% 149 Pts
4-Core 484
8-Core 979
90% 731 Pts
64-Core 2,583
173% 2,583 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 69.6
1-Core 117
2-Core 235
78% 141 Pts
4-Core 450
8-Core 885
82% 668 Pts
64-Core 2,041
137% 2,041 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.4
1-Core 86.8
2-Core 83.3
53% 79.5 Pts
4-Core 119
8-Core 115
16% 117 Pts
64-Core 109
7% 109 Pts
538 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 39,042,486 CPUs tested.

 Prices

AmazonUS $8841 hr
Send price feedback
Typical Core i9-9960X Builds (Compare 636 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 151%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 187%
UFO

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE II

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $2,474

Popular Core i9-9960X compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your CPU? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchMark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
  • - Share your opinion by voting.
Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) January 2021 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i9-9960X X-series Processor (22M Cache, up to 4.50 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ4'18
Processor Numberi9-9960X
# of Cores16
# of Threads32
Cache22 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed3.10 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

Added n/a ago.

Excellent

23 months ago.

Video editing | macOS X runs super fast on iMacPro | Flac to MP3 conversion is almost instant with 50 benchmark| No Compatibility issue as yet a| Very solid performer on single core as well| Whats there not to like .. ...Ooh! yer - it an Intel is about the only issue it has. Over priced and the same as the i9-9780xe. Still like a dummy I have one. My Ryzen TR 2990WX feels faster but the clock speeds suggests its not and is also a solid product not to mention much cheaper.


Good

13 months ago.

good


Excellent

2 years ago.

Can be de-lidded unlike its big brother does everything I want of it has nice game / productivity split


Your
opinion?
1276 Processors (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different CPUs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-10600K $257Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $400Crucial MX500 250GB $47
Intel Core i5-9600K $200Nvidia RTX 3070 $500Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $78
Intel Core i5-10400F $161Nvidia GTX 1660S (Super) $240Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $40
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $79SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $38Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $71SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 3TB (2016) $85G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $649SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback