Intel Core i9-7960X vs Core i9-7940X

Intel Core i9-7960X
Intel Core i9-7940X

General info

Comparing Core i9-7960X and Core i9-7940X processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
5.47
 
6.10
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
Intel Core i9
 
Intel Core i9
Achitecture codename
Skylake (server)
 
Skylake (server)
Release date
30 May 2017
 
30 May 2017
Launch price (MSRP)
$1,699
 
$1,399
Price now
$1400
 
$1224

Technical specs

Core i9-7960X and Core i9-7940X 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 and Core i9-7940X performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
16
 
14
Number of threads
32
 
28
Maximum frequency
2.8 GHz
 
3.1 GHz
FSB
4 × 8 GT / s
 
4 × 8 GT / s
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
64K (per core)
L2 cache
1 MB (per core)
 
1 MB (per core)
L3 cache
22 MB (shared)
 
19.25 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i9-7960X and Core i9-7940X 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)
 
1 (Uniprocessor)
Socket
2066
 
2066
Power consumption (TDP)
165 Watt
 
165 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i9-7960X and Core i9-7940X. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
AES-NI
+
 
+
AVX
+
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i9-7960X and Core i9-7940X are enumerated here.
VT-d
+
 
+
VT-x
+
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i9-7960X and Core i9-7940X.
Supported memory types
DDR4-2666
 
DDR4-2666
Maximum memory size
128 GB
 
128 GB
Max memory channels
4
 
4
Maximum memory bandwidth
79.47 GB / s
 
79.47 GB / s

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i9-7960X and Core i9-7940X. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i9-7960X 77.59 +2.6%
i9-7940X 75.63

Passmark

i9-7960X 26023 +2.6%
i9-7940X 25365

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i9-7960X and Core i9-7940X are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i9-7960X

2.6% faster in synthetic tests

Advantages of Intel Core i9-7940X

Cheaper ($1399 vs $1699)

So, Core i9-7960X or Core i9-7940X?

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