Average Bench: 84.6% (96th of 1316)

Based on 646 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9960X CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 74%Average: 84.6% Great: 95%
Gaming
Gaming 85%
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Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 106%
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Very good average bench

The Intel Core i9-9960X averaged just 15.4% 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.

Strengths

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 2,488Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 968Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9960X is 20.7%. 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 77.8Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 247Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 646 samples)
Min Avg Max
67.6 Memory 77.8 90.2
101 1-Core 125 139
218 2-Core 247 278
84.3% 150 Pts
Min Avg Max
422 4-Core 489 556
795 8-Core 968 1,097
89.7% 728 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,995 64-Core 2,488 2,942
167% 2,488 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 4.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.8
1-Core 137
2-Core 272
91% 163 Pts
4-Core 548
8-Core 1,083
100% 816 Pts
64-Core 2,720
182% 2,720 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.7
1-Core 126
2-Core 247
85% 151 Pts
4-Core 498
8-Core 987
92% 743 Pts
64-Core 2,473
166% 2,473 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.9
1-Core 129
2-Core 249
86% 153 Pts
4-Core 497
8-Core 986
91% 741 Pts
64-Core 2,471
166% 2,471 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.7
1-Core 133
2-Core 266
87% 158 Pts
4-Core 533
8-Core 1,042
97% 787 Pts
64-Core 1,927
129% 1,927 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.8
1-Core 133
2-Core 254
87% 155 Pts
4-Core 508
8-Core 981
92% 745 Pts
64-Core 2,626
176% 2,626 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.6
1-Core 130
2-Core 251
84% 151 Pts
4-Core 492
8-Core 983
91% 737 Pts
64-Core 2616
176% 2616 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Memory 71
1-Core 134
2-Core 266
86% 157 Pts
4-Core 493
8-Core 843
84% 668 Pts
64-Core 2,437
164% 2,437 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 67.5
1-Core 130
2-Core 250
82% 149 Pts
4-Core 500
8-Core 984
91% 742 Pts
64-Core 2,551
171% 2,551 Pts
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Gaming 147%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 181%
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Motherboard: Asus PRIME X299-DELUXE II

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 44% - Average Total price: $3,213

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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

2 years 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

21 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


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