Average Bench: 86.5% (62nd of 1255)

Based on 421 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 13.4% 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.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 2,592Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 989Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9960X is just 15.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i9-9960X performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Memory Latency 79.9Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 499Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 421 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.4 Memory 79.9 90.8
115 1-Core 128 140
227 2-Core 253 278
86.4% 154 Pts
Min Avg Max
452 4-Core 499 555
895 8-Core 989 1,099
91.6% 744 Pts
Min Avg Max
2,260 64-Core 2,592 2,932
174% 2,592 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 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.7
1-Core 152
2-Core 301
100% 180 Pts
4-Core 606
8-Core 1,201
111% 904 Pts
64-Core 3,038
204% 3,038 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.3
1-Core 118
2-Core 240
84% 147 Pts
4-Core 479
8-Core 989
90% 734 Pts
64-Core 2,587
174% 2,587 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.7
1-Core 133
2-Core 258
88% 156 Pts
4-Core 497
8-Core 983
91% 740 Pts
64-Core 2,609
175% 2,609 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.8
1-Core 126
2-Core 250
85% 152 Pts
4-Core 486
8-Core 1,003
91% 744 Pts
64-Core 2,587
174% 2,587 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 76.6
1-Core 122
2-Core 244
83% 148 Pts
4-Core 491
8-Core 956
89% 723 Pts
64-Core 2,267
152% 2,267 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.8
1-Core 93.1
2-Core 236
74% 135 Pts
4-Core 475
8-Core 934
87% 705 Pts
64-Core 2418
162% 2418 Pts
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Workstation 148%

Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE II

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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


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


Max CPU Configuration1

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes


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16 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.


7 months ago.



17 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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