Average Bench: 84.9% (182nd of 1439)

Based on 850 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF00050654 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9960X CPU @ 3.10GHz
Poor: 75%Average: 84.9% Great: 94%
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
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Workstation
Workstation 108%
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Very good average bench

The Intel Core i9-9960X averaged just 15.1% 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 Speed 2,572Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed 498Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i9-9960X is just 19.4%. 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 76.6Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 988Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 850 samples)
Min Avg Max
66.4 Memory 76.6 87.9
95.6 1-Core 127 144
199 2-Core 253 288
83.1% 152 Pts
Min Avg Max
407 4-Core 498 562
783 8-Core 988 1,124
87.8% 743 Pts
Min Avg Max
2,013 64-Core 2,572 2,995
159% 2,572 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.2
1-Core 129
2-Core 257
85% 155 Pts
4-Core 514
8-Core 1,039
91% 777 Pts
64-Core 2,836
176% 2,836 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.4
1-Core 125
2-Core 251
84% 153 Pts
4-Core 498
8-Core 1,007
89% 753 Pts
64-Core 2,750
170% 2,750 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.8
1-Core 131
2-Core 257
85% 156 Pts
4-Core 505
8-Core 1,000
89% 752 Pts
64-Core 2,663
165% 2,663 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.9
1-Core 124
2-Core 242
82% 148 Pts
4-Core 492
8-Core 969
86% 731 Pts
64-Core 2,584
160% 2,584 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.3
1-Core 122
2-Core 241
81% 147 Pts
4-Core 474
8-Core 958
84% 716 Pts
64-Core 2,547
158% 2,547 Pts
LGA 2066 R4, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 73
1-Core 130
2-Core 254
82% 152 Pts
4-Core 500
8-Core 997
88% 749 Pts
64-Core 2,017
125% 2,017 Pts
CPU0, 1 CPU, 16 cores, 32 threads
Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.2
1-Core 121
2-Core 242
78% 144 Pts
4-Core 478
8-Core 928
83% 703 Pts
64-Core 2,417
150% 2,417 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Gaming 133%
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Desktop
Desktop 92%
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Workstation
Workstation 166%
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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

4 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.


Excellent

5 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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