Intel Core i7-9800X Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i7-9800X was released in Q4/2018 and has 8 cores. The processor can process 16 threads simultaneously and uses a mainboard with the socket LGA 2066. In the Geekbench 5 benchmark, the Intel Core i7-9800X achieved a result of 1,155 points (single-core) or 9,402 points (multi-core).
Intel Core i7-9800X

At a glance

Name: Intel Core i7-9800X
Family: Intel Core i7 (298)
CPU group: Intel Core i 9000X (8)
Architecture: Skylake X Refresh
Technology: 14 nm
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 9
Predecessor: --
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i7-9800X has 8 cores. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i7-9800X is 3.80 GHz (4.50 GHz). An initial performance assessment can be made using the number of CPU cores.

CPU Cores / Threads: 8 / 16
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 8x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 3.80 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 4.50 GHz
Turbo Frequency (8 Cores): 4.20 GHz

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i7-9800X supports a maximum of 128 GB memory. Depending on the mainboard, the processor can use a maximum of 4 (Quad Channel) memory channels. This results in a maximum bandwidth of the main memory of 85.4 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR4-2666
85.4 GB/s
Max. Memory: 128 GB
Memory channels: 4 (Quad Channel)
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 44
PCIe Bandwidth: 43.3 GB/s

Thermal Management

The Intel Core i7-9800X has a TDP of 165 W. Based on the TDP, the system manufacturer can and must adapt the cooling solution to the processor.

TDP (PL1 / PBP): 165 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 95 °C

Technical details

Modern production reduces the waste heat of a processor and increases its efficiency. The Intel Core i7-9800X is made in 14 nm and has 16.50 MB cache.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 2066
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 16.50 MB
AES-NI: Yes
Operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
Release date: Q4/2018
Release price: --
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i7-9800X have been carefully checked by us. We only publish benchmark results that have been created by us or that have been submitted by a visitor and then checked by a team member. All results are based on and fullfill our benchmark guidelines.


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 i5-9600K Intel Core i5-9600K
6C 6T @ 4.60 GHz
1276
Intel Core i5-9600KF Intel Core i5-9600KF
6C 6T @ 4.60 GHz
1276
AMD Ryzen 7 5700U AMD Ryzen 7 5700U
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
1274
Intel Core i7-9800X Intel Core i7-9800X
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
1271
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X
24C 48T @ 4.50 GHz
1270
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
1267
Intel Core i9-10940X Intel Core i9-10940X
14C 28T @ 4.80 GHz
1263

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 i9-9900KS Intel Core i9-9900KS
8C 16T @ 4.80 GHz
13305
Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU) Apple M3 Pro (11-CPU 14-GPU)
11C 11T @ 3.80 GHz
13289
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850H
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
13145
Intel Core i7-9800X Intel Core i7-9800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
13067
Intel Core i5-12500 Intel Core i5-12500
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
12974
AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
12955
Intel Core i7-1370P Intel Core i7-1370P
14C 20T @ 1.90 GHz
12933

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 i7-9850H Intel Core i7-9850H
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
1157
AMD Ryzen Embedded V2516 AMD Ryzen Embedded V2516
6C 12T @ 3.95 GHz
1156
AMD Ryzen Embedded V2546 AMD Ryzen Embedded V2546
6C 12T @ 3.95 GHz
1156
Intel Core i7-9800X Intel Core i7-9800X
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
1155
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U AMD Ryzen 3 5300U
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
1154
Intel Xeon W-3175X Intel Xeon W-3175X
28C 56T @ 3.80 GHz
1153
Intel Core i5-7640X Intel Core i5-7640X
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
1153

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 i5-12400 Intel Core i5-12400
6C 12T @ 4.00 GHz
9451
Intel Core i9-11900H Intel Core i9-11900H
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
9436
AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS AMD Ryzen 9 PRO 6950HS
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
9435
Intel Core i7-9800X Intel Core i7-9800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
9402
AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
9370
Intel Xeon E5-2678 v3 Intel Xeon E5-2678 v3
12C 24T @ 2.90 GHz
9338
Intel Xeon Silver 4214 Intel Xeon Silver 4214
12C 24T @ 2.40 GHz
9327

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i7-8565U Intel Core i7-8565U
4C 8T @ 4.60 GHz
1376
Intel Xeon W-3245M Intel Xeon W-3245M
16C 32T @ 4.60 GHz
1374
Intel Core i7-8650U Intel Core i7-8650U
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
1373
Intel Core i7-9800X Intel Core i7-9800X
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
1372
AMD EPYC 7542 AMD EPYC 7542
32C 64T @ 3.40 GHz
1371
Intel Core i7-8709G Intel Core i7-8709G
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
1371
Intel Core i3-10105T Intel Core i3-10105T
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
1370

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Xeon E-2286M Intel Xeon E-2286M
8C 16T @ 2.40 GHz
7723
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650G AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 5650G
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
7721
Intel Core i7-1260P Intel Core i7-1260P
12C 16T @ 3.10 GHz
7655
Intel Core i7-9800X Intel Core i7-9800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
7654
Intel Core i7-5960X Intel Core i7-5960X
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
7640
Intel Xeon E5-2683 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2683 v4
16C 32T @ 2.50 GHz
7633
Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
7619

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 i5-10300H Intel Core i5-10300H
4C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
456
Intel Core i7-1068G7 Intel Core i7-1068G7
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
456
Intel Core i7-1068NG7 Intel Core i7-1068NG7
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
456
Intel Core i7-9800X Intel Core i7-9800X
8C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
455
Intel Core i9-9900X Intel Core i9-9900X
10C 20T @ 4.50 GHz
455
Intel Core i9-9920X Intel Core i9-9920X
12C 24T @ 4.50 GHz
455
Intel Core i5-10310U Intel Core i5-10310U
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
454

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 Xeon E5-2620 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2620 v4
8C 16T @ 2.60 GHz
4349
Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
4346
Intel Xeon Gold 5120 Intel Xeon Gold 5120
14C 28T @ 2.60 GHz
4344
Intel Core i7-9800X Intel Core i7-9800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
4338
AMD Ryzen 9 4900H AMD Ryzen 9 4900H
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
4332
Intel Core i5-11600KF Intel Core i5-11600KF
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
4320
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
4320

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 Xeon Silver 4214R Intel Xeon Silver 4214R
12C 24T @ 3.00 GHz
18189
Intel Xeon W-2145 Intel Xeon W-2145
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
18183
Intel Xeon Gold 5120T Intel Xeon Gold 5120T
14C 28T @ 2.60 GHz
18139
Intel Core i7-9800X Intel Core i7-9800X
8C 16T @ 4.20 GHz
18113
Intel Xeon D-2187NT Intel Xeon D-2187NT
16C 32T @ 2.00 GHz
18081
Intel Core i5-12450H Intel Core i5-12450H
8C 12T @ 3.40 GHz
18072
Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2680 v4
14C 28T @ 2.70 GHz
17951

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.
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
4529
Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2
12C 24T @ 2.70 GHz
4519
Intel Core i9-10980HK Intel Core i9-10980HK
8C 16T @ 2.40 GHz
4492
Intel Core i7-9800X Intel Core i7-9800X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
4467
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3D
6C 12T @ 3.30 GHz
4436
Intel Xeon E-2286M Intel Xeon E-2286M
8C 16T @ 2.40 GHz
4421
Intel Core i7-6900K Intel Core i7-6900K
8C 16T @ 3.20 GHz
4402

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