Average Bench: 26.3% (647th of 1183)

Based on 1 user benchmark.  Device: BFEBFBFF000406E3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-7960X CPU @ 4.60GHz
Poor: 26%Average: 26.3% Great: 26%
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard

Popular builds with this CPU

Very poor average bench

The Intel Core i9-7960X averaged 73.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 58.2Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 98.8Pts

Unknown consistency

There are too few samples to reasonably determine how consistently this CPU perfroms. This result should be interpreted with caution.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 157Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 157Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 1 sample)
Min Avg Max
58.2 1-Core 58.2 58.2
98.8 2-Core 98.8 98.8
38% 78.5 Pts
Min Avg Max
160 4-Core 160 160
157 8-Core 157 157
21.8% 159 Pts
Min Avg Max
157 64-Core 157 157
10.5% 157 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 2 GHz (avg)
1-Core 58.2
2-Core 98.8
38% 78.5 Pts
4-Core 160
8-Core 157
22% 159 Pts
64-Core 157
10% 157 Pts

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,915,188 CPUs tested.

Typical Core i9-7960X Builds (Compare 1,579 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 12%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 33%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 15%
Tree trunk

System: Lenovo 80XH

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i9-7960X X-series Processor (22M Cache, up to 4.20 GHz)
Code NameSkylake
Launch DateQ3'17
Processor Numberi9-7960X
# of Cores16
# of Threads32
Cache22 MB
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Recommended Price$1684.00 - $1699.00
Clock Speed2.80 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4.20 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
Sockets SupportedFCLGA2066

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes

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