Intel Core i7-7820X: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i7-7820X

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i7-7820X sales 26 June 2017 at a recommended price of $599. This is Skylake (server) architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 8 cores and 16 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4500 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 DDR4-2666 memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at 21.88 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.

General info

Of Core i7-7820X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
11.78
 
Type
Desktop
 
Series
Intel Core i7
 
Architecture codename
Skylake (server)
 
Release date
26 June 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$599
 
Price now
$779
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i7-7820X's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-7820X's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
8
 
Number of threads
16
 
Base frequency
3.6 GHz
 
of 4.7 (FX-9590)
Maximum frequency
4.5 GHz
 
Bus support
4 × 8 GT/s
 
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
1 MB (per core)
 
L3 cache
11 MB (shared)
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Maximum core temperature
99 °C
 
of 110 (Atom x7-E3950)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
of 105 (Core i7-5557U)
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-7820X compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
Socket
FCLGA2066
 
Power consumption (TDP)
140 Watt
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-7820X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
 
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 
Turbo Boost Max 3.0
+
 

Security technologies

Core i7-7820X technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
EDB
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-7820X are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-7820X.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2666
 
of 4266 (Ryzen 9 4900H)
Maximum memory size
128 GB
 
Max memory channels
4
 
Maximum memory bandwidth
79.47 GB/s
 
of 262.26 (Xeon Platinum 9221)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i7-7820X.
Integrated graphics
-
 

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of Core i7-7820X's supported peripherals.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
Max number of PCIe lanes
28
 
of 128 (EPYC 7551P)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-7820X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

21.88

Passmark

17783

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i7-7820X is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i7-7820X performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-7820X from AMD is Ryzen 5 3600, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 1 position in our rating.

User rating

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