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Intel Core i9-7960X - Benchmark, Test and Specs


Intel Core i9-7960X

The processor Intel Core i9-7960X is developed on the 14 nm technology node and architecture Skylake X. Its base clock speed is 2.80 GHz, and maximum clock speed in turbo boost - 3.60 GHz. Intel Core i9-7960X contains 16 processing cores. To make a right choice for computer upgrading, please get familiar with the detailed technical specifications and benchmark results. Check socket compatibility before choosing.

CPU Cores and Base Frequency CPU Cores and Base Frequency
Frequency 2.80 GHz Cores 16
Turbo (1 Core) 4.20 GHz CPU Threads 32
Turbo (All Cores) 3.60 GHz
Hyperthreading ? Yes Overclocking ? Yes
Core architecture normal
Internal Graphics Internal Graphics
GPU name no iGPU
GPU frequency
GPU (Turbo) No turbo
Generation
DirectX Version
Execution units
Shader
Max. Memory
Max. displays
Technology 14 nm
Release date
Hardware codec support Hardware codec support
H264 No
H265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
H265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
VP8 No
VP9 No
AV1 No
AV1 No
AVC No
JPEG No
Memory & PCIe Memory & PCIe
Memory type DDR4-2666
Max. Memory
Memory channels 4 ECC No
PCIe version 3.0 PCIe lanes 44
Thermal Management Thermal Management
TDP (PL1) 165 W TDP (PL2)
TDP up -- TDP down --
Tjunction max --
Technical details Technical details
Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
Architecture Skylake X
L2-Cache --
L3-Cache 22.00 MB
Technology 14 nm
Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Release date Q4/2017
Socket LGA 2066

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Xeon W-3175X 1112 (53%)
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Intel Xeon W-3275M 1107 (52%)
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AMD Ryzen 3 3100 1105 (52%)
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Intel Core i9-7960X 1103 (52%)
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Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 24050 (32%)
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Intel Core i7-12700K 22812 (31%)
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Intel Core i7-12700KF 22812 (31%)
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Intel Core i9-7960X 22189 (30%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 21878 (29%)
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Intel Core i9-10940X 21309 (29%)
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Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-7700 186 (63%)
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Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

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Intel Xeon W-2275 3179 (30%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 3168 (30%)
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Intel Core i9-7960X 3161 (30%)
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AMD Epyc 7401 3156 (30%)
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AMD Epyc 7401P 3156 (30%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

AMD Ryzen 3 4300GE 1122 (53%)
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AMD Ryzen 7 3700C 1122 (53%)
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AMD Ryzen 7 4700S 1122 (53%)
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Intel Core i9-7960X 1121 (53%)
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Intel Core i5-10400 1120 (53%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Xeon W-3245 14261 (37%)
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Intel Core i9-9940X 13946 (36%)
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Intel Core i9-10940X 13831 (36%)
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Intel Core i9-7960X 13468 (35%)
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Intel Xeon W-2191B 13453 (35%)
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Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4 13151 (34%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT 12974 (34%)
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Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.

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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 85.4 (4%)
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Intel Core i9-9960X 104.3 (5%)
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Intel Core i9-7960X 111.4 (5%)
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AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 115.9 (6%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-7700 4779 (69%)
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Intel Core i9-7960X 4763 (69%)
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Intel Core i7-7800X 4763 (69%)
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Intel Core i7-6700K 4757 (69%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Xeon Gold 6150 59885 (63%)
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Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4 59777 (63%)
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Intel Core i9-7960X 59374 (62%)
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Intel Xeon Gold 6152 59307 (62%)
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Intel Xeon Gold 6138F 57650 (61%)
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Intel Xeon Gold 6138 57650 (61%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i5-7600 2.14 (82%)
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Intel Core i7-7800X 2.14 (82%)
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Intel Core i9-7960X 2.14 (82%)
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Intel Core i3-8350K 2.12 (81%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Xeon Gold 6154 35.29 (64%)
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Intel Xeon Gold 6150 35.04 (63%)
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Intel Core i9-7960X 34.67 (63%)
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Intel Xeon Gold 6138F 33.73 (61%)
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Intel Xeon Gold 6138 33.73 (61%)
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Intel Xeon Gold 6138T 33.73 (61%)
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Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-Benchmark. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-Benchmark’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Intel Core i7-11700K 27065 (31%)
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Intel Core i7-11700KF 27065 (31%)
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Intel Core i9-9940X 27017 (30%)
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Intel Core i9-7960X 26030 (29%)
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Intel Xeon Gold 6148 25817 (29%)
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Intel Xeon Gold 6246 25785 (29%)
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Intel Xeon Gold 6138 25774 (29%)
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