Intel Core i9-7920X: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i9-7920X


Intel started Core i9-7920X sales 30 May 2017 at a recommended price of $1,199. This is high-end Skylake-X architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home systems. It has 12 cores and 24 threads, and is based on 14 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 2900 MHz and an unlocked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is an Intel Socket 2066 processor with a TDP of 140 Watt and a maximum temperature of 72 °C. It supports DDR4 memory.

It provides good benchmark performance at 73.43 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.

General info

Of Core i9-7920X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
Value for money (0-100)
Intel Core i9
Achitecture codename
Release date
30 May 2017
Launch price (MSRP)
of 999 (Xeon W3530)
Price now
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i9-7920X's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i9-7920X's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
Maximum frequency
2.9 GHz
of 5 (FX-9590)
4 × 8 GT / s
L1 cache
768 KB
L2 cache
12 MB
L3 cache
16.5 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
of 7 (Ryzen 3 3300)
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
72 °C
of 105 (Core i7-5557U)
64 bit support


Information on Core i9-7920X compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
Power consumption (TDP)
140 Watt
of 1055 (Core i9-10900KF)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i9-7920X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Security technologies

Core i9-7920X technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-7920X are enumerated here.

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i9-7920X.
Supported memory types
Maximum memory size
128 GB
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
79.47 GB / s

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i9-7920X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance




Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i9-7920X is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i9-7920X performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i9-7920X from AMD is Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX, which is slower by 1% and lower by 1 position in our rating.

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