Average Bench: 88.8% (30th of 1206)

Based on 223 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9960X CPU @ 3.10GHz

Very good average bench

The Intel Core i9-9960X averaged just 11.2% 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 2,603Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 990Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9960X is just 14.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-9960X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 499Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 255Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 223 samples)
Min Avg Max
115 1-Core 129 141
227 2-Core 255 278
90.4% 192 Pts
Min Avg Max
454 4-Core 499 548
898 8-Core 990 1,091
91.8% 745 Pts
Min Avg Max
2,238 64-Core 2,603 2,873
175% 2,603 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 16 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 144
2-Core 284
101% 214 Pts
4-Core 574
8-Core 1,128
105% 851 Pts
64-Core 2,221
149% 2,221 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 136
2-Core 271
96% 203 Pts
4-Core 545
8-Core 1084
100% 815 Pts
64-Core 2,965
199% 2,965 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
1-Core 132
2-Core 256
92% 194 Pts
4-Core 507
8-Core 1014
94% 761 Pts
64-Core 2,639
177% 2,639 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz
1-Core 127
2-Core 247
88% 187 Pts
4-Core 494
8-Core 970
90% 732 Pts
64-Core 2,581
173% 2,581 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
1-Core 124
2-Core 246
87% 185 Pts
4-Core 490
8-Core 983
90% 736 Pts
64-Core 2,461
165% 2,461 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 123
2-Core 248
87% 186 Pts
4-Core 481
8-Core 980
90% 731 Pts
64-Core 2,579
173% 2,579 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
1-Core 120
2-Core 248
86% 184 Pts
4-Core 473
8-Core 944
87% 708 Pts
64-Core 2,574
173% 2,574 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
1-Core 124
2-Core 242
86% 183 Pts
4-Core 446
8-Core 984
87% 715 Pts
64-Core 2,583
173% 2,583 Pts
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Desktop 134%
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Workstation 155%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE II

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 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

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Excellent

9 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.


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


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