Average Bench: 84% (128th of 1355)

Based on 775 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 16.0% 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 2,452Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 962Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9960X is just 19.3%. 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 77Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 246Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 775 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.9 Memory 77 88.3
99.2 1-Core 124 139
209 2-Core 246 274
83.7% 149 Pts
Min Avg Max
422 4-Core 487 546
780 8-Core 962 1,085
89.3% 725 Pts
Min Avg Max
1,931 64-Core 2,452 2,828
164% 2,452 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPU0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.7
1-Core 150
2-Core 302
100% 180 Pts
4-Core 603
8-Core 1,187
110% 895 Pts
64-Core 2,667
179% 2,667 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.2
1-Core 151
2-Core 302
99% 179 Pts
4-Core 603
8-Core 1,207
111% 905 Pts
64-Core 3,022
203% 3,022 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.4
1-Core 88
2-Core 198
71% 122 Pts
4-Core 516
8-Core 973
92% 745 Pts
64-Core 2,611
175% 2,611 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.6
1-Core 124
2-Core 245
83% 148 Pts
4-Core 488
8-Core 962
89% 725 Pts
64-Core 2,542
171% 2,542 Pts
CPU, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.6
1-Core 124
2-Core 220
79% 139 Pts
4-Core 492
8-Core 943
89% 718 Pts
64-Core 2,503
168% 2,503 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 70.4
1-Core 130
2-Core 258
84% 153 Pts
4-Core 496
8-Core 991
91% 744 Pts
64-Core 2,635
177% 2,635 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 53,522,474 CPUs tested.


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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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3 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.


2 years ago.



3 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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