Intel Core i9-7900X: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i9-7900X

Summary

Intel started Intel Core i9-7900X sales 30 May 2017 at a recommended price of $999. This is Skylake-X architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 10 cores and 20 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 4500 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Socket R4 processor with a TDP of 140 Watt and a maximum temperature of 72 °C. It supports DDR4 Quad-channel memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 28.64 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.

General info

Of Core i9-7900X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
7.40
 
Type
Desktop
 
Series
Core i9 (Desktop)
 
Architecture codename
Skylake-X
 
Release date
30 May 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$999
 
Price now
$1135
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i9-7900X's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i9-7900X's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
10
 
Number of threads
20
 
Maximum frequency
4.5 GHz
 
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
of 896 (Atom C3950)
L2 cache
1 MB (per core)
 
of 8 (FX-8350)
L3 cache
13.8 MB
 
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
 
of 105 (Core i7-5557U)
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i9-7900X 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 (Uniprocessor)
 
Socket
Socket R4
 
Power consumption (TDP)
140 Watt
 
of 650 (Atom Z500)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i9-7900X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 
vPro
+
 
Hyper-Threading
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-7900X are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i9-7900X.
Supported memory types
DDR4 Quad-channel
 
of 2933 (Ryzen 5 2500X)
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 i9-7900X.
Integrated graphics
-
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i9-7900X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

28.64

3DMark06 CPU

12678

Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core

7287

Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core

49738

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core

2.2

Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core

23.9

Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core

193

Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core

2148

WinRAR 4.0

5918

x264 encoding pass 1

217

x264 encoding pass 2

121

TrueCrypt AES

12.1

Geekbench 2

26145

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit single-core

4987

Geekbench 4.0 64-bit multi-core

27533

Passmark

21926

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i9-7900X is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i9-7900X performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i9-7900X from AMD is Ryzen Threadripper 1950, which is faster by 1% and higher by 1 position in our rating.

User rating

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