Intel Core i9-7960X vs. Intel Core i9-9960X

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i9-7960X CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i9-9960X
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-9960X
Intel Core i9 Family Intel Core i9
Intel Core i 7000X CPU group Intel Core i 9000X
7 Generation 9
Skylake X Architecture Skylake X Refresh
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

16 Cores 16
32 Threads 32
2.80 GHz Frequency 3.10 GHz
4.20 GHz Turbo (1 Core) 4.50 GHz
3.60 GHz Turbo (All Cores) 4.10 GHz
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

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

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

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 & PCIeMemory & PCIe

DDR4-2666 Memory DDR4-2666
Max. Memory 128 GB
4 Memory channels 4
No ECC No
L2 Cache
22.00 MB L3 Cache 22.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
44 PCIe lanes 44

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

165 W TDP (PL1) 165 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. 92 °C

Technical detailsTechnical details

14 nm Technology 14 nm
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
Q4/2017 Release date Q4/2018
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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 i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16x 2.80 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
1103 (100%)
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Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16x 3.10 GHz (4.50 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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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 i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16x 2.80 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
22189 (100%)
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Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16x 3.10 GHz (4.50 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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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 i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16x 2.80 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16x 3.10 GHz (4.50 GHz) HT
457 (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 i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16x 2.80 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16x 3.10 GHz (4.50 GHz) HT
6671 (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 i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16x 2.80 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
184 (92%)
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Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16x 3.10 GHz (4.50 GHz) HT
200 (100%)
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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 i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16x 2.80 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
3161 (100%)
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Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16x 3.10 GHz (4.50 GHz) HT
2872 (91%)
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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 i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16x 2.80 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
1121 (97%)
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Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16x 3.10 GHz (4.50 GHz) HT
1158 (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 i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16x 2.80 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
13468 (94%)
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Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16x 3.10 GHz (4.50 GHz) HT
14314 (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 i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16x 2.80 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
111.4 (100%)
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Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16x 3.10 GHz (4.50 GHz) HT
104.3 (94%)
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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 i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16x 2.80 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
4763 (100%)
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Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16x 3.10 GHz (4.50 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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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 i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16x 2.80 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
59374 (100%)
Amazon
Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16x 3.10 GHz (4.50 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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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 i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16x 2.80 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
2.14 (100%)
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Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16x 3.10 GHz (4.50 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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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 i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16x 2.80 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
34.67 (100%)
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Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16x 3.10 GHz (4.50 GHz) HT
0 (0%)
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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 i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16x 2.80 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
26030 (93%)
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Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16x 3.10 GHz (4.50 GHz) HT
28124 (100%)
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Devices using this processorDevices using this processor

Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-9960X
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