Intel Core i9-7960X: specs and benchmarks

Intel Core i9-7960X

Summary

Intel started Core i9-7960X sales on September 2017 at a recommended price of $1,810. This is high-end Skylake-X architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at home systems.

Compatibility-wise, this is an Intel Socket 2066 processor with a TDP of 140 Watt. It supports DDR4 memory.

It provides outstanding benchmark performance at 81.02 percent of a leader's which is AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.

General info

Of Core i9-7960X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
5.47
 
Type
Desktop
 
Achitecture codename
Skylake-X
 
Release date
September 2017
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$1,810
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)
Price now
$1400
 
of 8685 (Xeon E5-4650L)

Technical specs

Core i9-7960X's quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i9-7960X's performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.
Number of cores
16
 
Maximum frequency
2.5 GHz
 
of 5
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
of 768
L2 cache
1024 KB (per core)
 
of 16384
L3 cache
22528 KB (shared)
 
of 65536
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
of 7
64 bit support
+
 
Unlocked
+
 

Compatibility

Information on Core i9-7960X 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
 
of 8
Socket
2066
 
Power consumption (TDP)
140 Watt
 
of 1055 (Core i9-10900KF)

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i9-7960X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
+
 
AVX
+
 

Security technologies

Core i9-7960X technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-7960X are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
VT-x
+
 

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i9-7960X.
Supported memory types
DDR4
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i9-7960X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

81.02

Passmark

25998

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i9-7960X is for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i9-7960X performance compared to nearest competitors. All CPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i9-7960X from AMD is Ryzen Threadripper 2950X, which is slower by 2% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

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