Intel Core i9-7940X vs Intel Core i9-7980XE

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i9-7940X CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i9-7980XE
Intel Core i9-7940X Intel Core i9-7980XE

CPU comparison

Intel Core i9-7940X or Intel Core i9-7980XE ? In this comparison, we check which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Core i9-7940X has 14 cores with 28 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.30 GHz. Up to GB of memory is supported in 4 (Quad Channel) memory channels. The Intel Core i9-7940X was released in Q4/2017.

The Intel Core i9-7980XE has 18 cores with 36 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.20 GHz. The CPU supports up to GB of memory in 4 (Quad Channel) memory channels. The Intel Core i9-7980XE was released in Q4/2017.
Intel Core i9 Family Intel Core i9
Intel Core i 7000X CPU group Intel Core i 7000X
7 Generation 7
Skylake X Architecture Skylake X
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i9-7940X or Intel Core i9-7980XE can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

14 Cores 18
28 Threads 36
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.10 GHz Frequency 2.60 GHz
4.30 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.20 GHz
3.70 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.50 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i9-7940X or Intel Core i9-7980XE has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

no iGPU GPU no iGPU
GPU frequency
GPU (Turbo)
GPU Generation
Technology
Max. displays
Execution units
Shader
Max. GPU Memory
DirectX Version

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
No Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
No Codec AVC No
No Codec VC-1 No
No Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

DDR4-2666 Memory DDR4-2666
Max. Memory
4 (Quad Channel) Memory channels 4 (Quad Channel)
-- Bandwidth --
No ECC No
L2 Cache
19.00 MB L3 Cache 25.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
44 PCIe lanes 44

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

165 W TDP (PL1) 165 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Core i9-7940X or Intel Core i9-7980XE as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

14 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX-512 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
LGA 2066 Socket LGA 2066
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q4/2017 Release date Q4/2017
1399 $ Release price 1999 $
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Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i9-7940X Intel Core i9-7940X
14C 28T @ 4.30 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 4.20 GHz
1281 (100%)
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Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i9-7940X Intel Core i9-7940X
14C 28T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 3.50 GHz
28196 (100%)
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Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i9-7940X Intel Core i9-7940X
14C 28T @ 4.30 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 4.20 GHz
446 (100%)
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Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i9-7940X Intel Core i9-7940X
14C 28T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 3.50 GHz
7671 (100%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i9-7940X Intel Core i9-7940X
14C 28T @ 4.30 GHz
1158 (98%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 4.20 GHz
1176 (100%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i9-7940X Intel Core i9-7940X
14C 28T @ 3.70 GHz
12964 (79%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 3.50 GHz
16495 (100%)
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CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core i9-7940X Intel Core i9-7940X
14C 28T @ 3.10 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 2.60 GHz
10563 (100%)
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Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Intel Core i9-7940X Intel Core i9-7940X
14C 28T @ 3.70 GHz
25430 (92%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 3.50 GHz
27650 (100%)
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Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.

Intel Core i9-7940X Intel Core i9-7940X
14C 28T @ 3.70 GHz
121.7 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 3.50 GHz
77 (63%)
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V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

Intel Core i9-7940X Intel Core i9-7940X
14C 28T @ 3.10 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 2.60 GHz
15470 (100%)
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Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i9-7940X Intel Core i9-7940X
14C 28T @ 4.30 GHz
188 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 4.20 GHz
184 (98%)
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Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i9-7940X Intel Core i9-7940X
14C 28T @ 3.70 GHz
2849 (82%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 3.50 GHz
3455 (100%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i9-7940X Intel Core i9-7940X
14C 28T @ 4.30 GHz
4876 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 4.20 GHz
4763 (98%)
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Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i9-7940X Intel Core i9-7940X
14C 28T @ 3.70 GHz
53446 (82%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 3.50 GHz
64908 (100%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i9-7940X Intel Core i9-7940X
14C 28T @ 4.30 GHz
2.19 (100%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 4.20 GHz
2.14 (98%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i9-7940X Intel Core i9-7940X
14C 28T @ 3.70 GHz
31.21 (82%)
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 3.50 GHz
37.91 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



Devices using this processor

Intel Core i9-7940X Intel Core i9-7980XE
Unknown Unknown

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