Intel Core i9-7960X Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i9-7960X has 16 cores with 32 threads and is based on the 7. gen of the Intel Core i9 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the LGA 2066 socket and was released in Q4/2017.
Intel Core i9-7960X

CPU lineage

The segment in which we have classified the Intel Core i9-7960X. Here you can see if it is a desktop processor or a mobile processor or which processor may be the successor of the Intel Core i9-7960X.

Name: Intel Core i9-7960X
Family: Intel Core i9
CPU group: Intel Core i 7000X
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 7
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 i9-7960X 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.

CPU Cores / Threads: 16 / 32
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 16x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 2.80 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 4.20 GHz
Turbo Frequency (16 Cores): 3.60 GHz

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.

Memory type: DDR4-2666
Max. Memory:
Memory channels: 4 (Quad Channel)
Bandwidth: --
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 44
AES-NI: Yes

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.

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 i9-7960X 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.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 2066
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 22.00 MB
Architecture: Skylake X
Operating systems: Windows 10, 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: Q4/2017
Release price: 1699 $
Part Number: --
Documents: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i9-7960X 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 Xeon W-3275 Intel Xeon W-3275
28C 56T @ 4.60 GHz
1107
Intel Xeon W-3275M Intel Xeon W-3275M
28C 56T @ 4.60 GHz
1107
AMD Ryzen 3 3100 AMD Ryzen 3 3100
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
1105
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
1103
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX
32C 64T @ 4.20 GHz
1103
Intel Core i7-10510U Intel Core i7-10510U
4C 8T @ 4.80 GHz
1102
Intel Core i5-10505 Intel Core i5-10505
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
1097
Show all Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) results



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 i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
22812
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 4.70 GHz
22812
Intel Core i9-12900T Intel Core i9-12900T
16C 24T @ 3.40 GHz
22804
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 3.60 GHz
22189
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 4.50 GHz
21878
Intel Core i7-12700F Intel Core i7-12700F
12C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
21568
Intel Core i7-12700 Intel Core i7-12700
12C 20T @ 4.00 GHz
21568
Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



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.

AMD Ryzen 3 4300GE AMD Ryzen 3 4300GE
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1122
AMD Ryzen 7 3700C AMD Ryzen 7 3700C
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1122
AMD Ryzen 7 4700S AMD Ryzen 7 4700S
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
1122
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
1121
Intel Xeon W-2150B Intel Xeon W-2150B
10C 20T @ 4.50 GHz
1121
Intel Core i5-10400 Intel Core i5-10400
6C 12T @ 4.30 GHz
1120
Intel Core i3-10300 Intel Core i3-10300
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
1118
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 i9-10940X Intel Core i9-10940X
14C 28T @ 4.20 GHz
13831
Intel Core i7-12800HX Intel Core i7-12800HX
16C 24T @ 2.00 GHz
13824
Intel Core i7-12850HX Intel Core i7-12850HX
16C 24T @ 2.00 GHz
13824
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 3.60 GHz
13468
Intel Xeon W-2191B Intel Xeon W-2191B
18C 36T @ 3.40 GHz
13453
Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4
18C 36T @ 2.50 GHz
13151
AMD EPYC 72F3 AMD EPYC 72F3
8C 16T @ 3.90 GHz
13080
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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 i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
8279
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
12C 24T @ 3.80 GHz
8183
AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT
12C 24T @ 4.10 GHz
8118
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 2.80 GHz
8088
Intel Core i7-12700KF Intel Core i7-12700KF
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
7822
Intel Core i7-12700K Intel Core i7-12700K
12C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
7761
AMD Ryzen 9 5900 AMD Ryzen 9 5900
12C 24T @ 3.00 GHz
7746
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core) results



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 i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
27348
Intel Core i5-12600KF Intel Core i5-12600KF
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
27089
Intel Core i9-9940X Intel Core i9-9940X
14C 28T @ 4.20 GHz
27017
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 3.60 GHz
26030
Intel Xeon Gold 6148 Intel Xeon Gold 6148
20C 40T @ 3.00 GHz
25817
Intel Xeon Gold 6246 Intel Xeon Gold 6246
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
25785
Intel Xeon Gold 6138 Intel Xeon Gold 6138
20C 40T @ 2.80 GHz
25774
Show all Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark results



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.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
85.4
Intel Core i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900KS
16C 24T @ 5.20 GHz
87
Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16C 32T @ 4.10 GHz
104.3
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 3.60 GHz
111.4
Intel Core i9-10920X Intel Core i9-10920X
12C 24T @ 4.40 GHz
115.3
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
12C 24T @ 4.00 GHz
115.9
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
116.3
Show all Blender 2.81 (bmw27) results



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 i7-7700 Intel Core i7-7700
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
186
Intel Xeon E3-1270 v6 Intel Xeon E3-1270 v6
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
186
Intel Xeon E3-1275 v6 Intel Xeon E3-1275 v6
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
186
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
184
Intel Core i7-9750HF Intel Core i7-9750HF
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
184
Intel Core i9-9820X Intel Core i9-9820X
10C 20T @ 4.20 GHz
184
Intel Core i7-9750H Intel Core i7-9750H
6C 12T @ 4.50 GHz
184
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



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.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
3187
Intel Xeon W-2275 Intel Xeon W-2275
14C 28T @ 4.00 GHz
3179
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
12C 24T @ 4.00 GHz
3168
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 3.60 GHz
3161
Intel Xeon Gold 6152 Intel Xeon Gold 6152
22C 44T @ 2.60 GHz
3157
AMD EPYC 7401 AMD EPYC 7401
24C 48T @ 2.80 GHz
3156
AMD EPYC 7401P AMD EPYC 7401P
24C 48T @ 2.80 GHz
3156
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



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 i7-7700 Intel Core i7-7700
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
4779
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X
12C 24T @ 4.30 GHz
4765
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
24C 48T @ 4.20 GHz
4765
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
4763
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 4.20 GHz
4763
Intel Core i7-7800X Intel Core i7-7800X
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
4763
Intel Core i7-6700K Intel Core i7-6700K
4C 8T @ 4.20 GHz
4757
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 Xeon Gold 6150 Intel Xeon Gold 6150
18C 36T @ 3.20 GHz
59885
Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2695 v4
18C 36T @ 2.50 GHz
59777
Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4 Intel Xeon E5-2697A v4
16C 32T @ 2.80 GHz
59730
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 3.60 GHz
59374
Intel Xeon Gold 6152 Intel Xeon Gold 6152
22C 44T @ 2.60 GHz
59307
Intel Xeon Gold 6138F Intel Xeon Gold 6138F
20C 40T @ 2.80 GHz
57650
Intel Xeon Gold 6138 Intel Xeon Gold 6138
20C 40T @ 2.80 GHz
57650
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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 i5-7600 Intel Core i5-7600
4C 4T @ 4.10 GHz
2.14
Intel Core i7-7800X Intel Core i7-7800X
6C 12T @ 4.20 GHz
2.14
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 4.20 GHz
2.14
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 4.20 GHz
2.14
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X
12C 24T @ 4.00 GHz
2.13
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
2.13
Intel Core i3-8350K Intel Core i3-8350K
4C 4T @ 4.00 GHz
2.12
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 Xeon Gold 6154 Intel Xeon Gold 6154
18C 36T @ 3.20 GHz
35.29
Intel Xeon Gold 6150 Intel Xeon Gold 6150
18C 36T @ 3.20 GHz
35.04
Intel Xeon Gold 6152 Intel Xeon Gold 6152
22C 44T @ 2.60 GHz
34.7
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 3.60 GHz
34.67
Intel Xeon Gold 6138F Intel Xeon Gold 6138F
20C 40T @ 2.80 GHz
33.73
Intel Xeon Gold 6138 Intel Xeon Gold 6138
20C 40T @ 2.80 GHz
33.73
Intel Xeon Gold 6138T Intel Xeon Gold 6138T
20C 40T @ 2.80 GHz
33.73
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



Leaderboards

In our leaderboards, we have clearly compiled the best processors for specific categories for you. The leaderboards are always up to date and are regularly updated by us. The best processors are selected according to popularity and speed in benchmarks as well as the price-performance ratio.


Popular comparisons

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2. Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7980XE vs Intel Core i9-7960X
3. Intel Core i9-7960X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Intel Core i9-7960X vs AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X
4. Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7940X Intel Core i9-7960X vs Intel Core i9-7940X
5. AMD EPYC 7601 Intel Core i9-7960X AMD EPYC 7601 vs Intel Core i9-7960X
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13. Intel Xeon E5-2687W v4 Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Xeon E5-2687W v4 vs Intel Core i9-7960X
14. Intel Xeon Gold 6148F Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Xeon Gold 6148F vs Intel Core i9-7960X
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