Intel Core i7-7800X: specs and benchmarks

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Year of release 2017
Performance 12.79

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i7-7800X sales 30 May 2017 at a recommended price of $389. This is Skylake (server) architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 6 cores and 12 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a max turbo frequency of 4000 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is FCLGA2066 processor with a TDP of 140 Watt and a maximum temperature of 72 °C. It supports DDR4-2400 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at

12.79%

of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7H12.

General info

Core i7-7800X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating594
Value for money1.87
Market segmentDesktop processor
SeriesIntel Core i7
Architecture codenameSkylake (server) (2017−2019)
Release date30 May 2017 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$389of 305 (Core i7-870)
Current price$1747 (4.5x MSRP)of 25448 (Xeon Platinum 8280L)
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Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores6 (Hexa-Core)
Threads12
Base clock speed3.5 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed4 GHzof 5.8 (Core i9-13900K)
Bus support4 × 8 GT/s
L1 cache64K (per core)of 1536 (EPYC Embedded 3401)
L2 cache1 MB (per core)of 12 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache8.25 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography14 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Maximum core temperature100 °Cof 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)72 °Cof 105 (Core i7-5950HQ)
64 bit support+
Windows 11 compatibility+
Unlocked multiplier+

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-7800X compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Opteron 842)
SocketFCLGA2066
Thermal design power (TDP)140 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i7-7800X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
AES-NI+
AVX+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+
Turbo Boost Technology2.0
Hyper-Threading Technology+
TSX+

Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

EDB+

Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.

VT-d+
VT-x+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-7800X's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR4-2400of 5200 (Ryzen 5 7600X)
Maximum memory size128 GBof 786 (Xeon E5-2670 v3)
Max memory channels4of 12 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
Maximum memory bandwidth77 GB/sof 281.6 (Xeon Platinum 9221)
ECC memory support-

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i7-7800X.

Integrated graphics card-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection types of supported peripherals.

PCIe version3.0of 5 (Core i9-12900K)
PCI Express lanes28of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i7-7800X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i7-7800X 12.79
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  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
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Passmark

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 69%

i7-7800X 12892

GeekBench 5 Single-Core

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

i7-7800X 1086

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 38%

i7-7800X 6095

Game benchmarks

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i7-7800X performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-7800X from AMD is Ryzen 5 3500, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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