Intel Core i9-9960X - Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i9-9960X has 16 cores with 32 threads and is based on the 9. gen of the Intel Core i9 series. The processor uses a mainboard with the LGA 2066 socket and was released in Q4/2018.
Intel Core i9-9960X
CPU lineageCPU lineage
Name: Intel Core i9-9960X
Family: Intel Core i9
CPU group: Intel Core i 9000X
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 9
Predecessor: --
Successor: --
CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency
CPU Cores / Threads: 16 / 32
Core architecture: normal
Cores: 16x
Hyperthreading / SMT: Yes
Overclocking: Yes
Frequency: 3.10 GHz
Turbo Frequency (1 Core): 4.50 GHz
Turbo Frequency (16 Cores): 4.10 GHz
Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe
Memory type: DDR4-2666
Max. Memory: 128 GB
Memory channels: 4
Bandwidth: --
ECC: No
PCIe: 3.0 x 44
AES-NI: Yes
Thermal ManagementThermal Management
TDP (PL1): 165 W
TDP (PL2): --
TDP up: --
TDP down: --
Tjunction max.: 92 °C
Technical detailsTechnical details
Instruction set (ISA): x86-64 (64 bit)
ISA extensions: SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2, AVX-512
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 22.00 MB
Architecture: Skylake X Refresh
Technology: 14 nm
Virtualization: VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Socket: LGA 2066
Release date: Q4/2018
Part Number: --

Benchmark results

Verified Benchmark results
The benchmark results for the Intel Core i9-9960X 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 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 i7-8565U Intel Core i7-8565U
4C 8T @ 1.80 GHz
459
Intel Core i7-9850H Intel Core i7-9850H
6C 12T @ 2.60 GHz
459
Intel Core i9-9980XE Intel Core i9-9980XE
18C 36T @ 3.00 GHz
459
Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16C 32T @ 3.10 GHz
457
Intel Core i3-10300 Intel Core i3-10300
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
457
Intel Core i9-9940X Intel Core i9-9940X
14C 28T @ 3.30 GHz
457
Intel Xeon E-2226GE Intel Xeon E-2226GE
6C 6T @ 3.40 GHz
456
Show all Cinebench R20 (Single-Core) results



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.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
16C 32T @ 3.40 GHz
6731
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
6702
Intel Core i5-12600KF Intel Core i5-12600KF
10C 16T @ 3.70 GHz
6702
Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16C 32T @ 3.10 GHz
6671
Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10C 20T @ 3.70 GHz
6419
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 3.70 GHz
6419
Intel Core i9-10900 Intel Core i9-10900
10C 20T @ 2.80 GHz
6378
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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 i5-10500 Intel Core i5-10500
6C 12T @ 3.10 GHz
201
Intel Core i9-10940X Intel Core i9-10940X
14C 28T @ 3.30 GHz
201
Intel Core i9-9980XE Intel Core i9-9980XE
18C 36T @ 3.00 GHz
201
Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16C 32T @ 3.10 GHz
200
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750GE AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750GE
8C 16T @ 3.10 GHz
200
AMD Ryzen 7 4700GE AMD Ryzen 7 4700GE
8C 16T @ 3.10 GHz
200
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
200
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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 Xeon W-2195 Intel Xeon W-2195
18C 36T @ 2.30 GHz
2965
Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4
20C 40T @ 2.20 GHz
2940
Intel Core i9-12900HX Intel Core i9-12900HX
16C 24T @ 1.80 GHz
2894
Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16C 32T @ 3.10 GHz
2872
Intel Xeon W-2265 Intel Xeon W-2265
12C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
2860
Intel Core i9-7940X Intel Core i9-7940X
14C 28T @ 3.10 GHz
2849
Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4
22C 44T @ 2.20 GHz
2840
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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 i5-10400F Intel Core i5-10400F
6C 12T @ 2.90 GHz
1164
Intel Core i9-9940X Intel Core i9-9940X
14C 28T @ 3.30 GHz
1164
AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4350G AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 4350G
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
1161
Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16C 32T @ 3.10 GHz
1158
Intel Core i9-7940X Intel Core i9-7940X
14C 28T @ 3.10 GHz
1158
AMD Ryzen Embedded V2546 AMD Ryzen Embedded V2546
6C 12T @ 3.00 GHz
1156
AMD Ryzen Embedded V2516 AMD Ryzen Embedded V2516
6C 12T @ 2.10 GHz
1156
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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.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX
24C 48T @ 3.00 GHz
14740
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
12C 24T @ 3.70 GHz
14515
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
14322
Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16C 32T @ 3.10 GHz
14314
Intel Xeon W-3245 Intel Xeon W-3245
16C 32T @ 3.20 GHz
14261
Intel Core i9-9940X Intel Core i9-9940X
14C 28T @ 3.30 GHz
13946
AMD Ryzen 9 5900 AMD Ryzen 9 5900
12C 24T @ 3.00 GHz
13874
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (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 i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
28465
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8C 16T @ 3.80 GHz
28387
AMD Epyc 7402P AMD Epyc 7402P
24C 48T @ 2.80 GHz
28242
Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16C 32T @ 3.10 GHz
28124
Intel Xeon Gold 6212U Intel Xeon Gold 6212U
24C 48T @ 2.40 GHz
28088
Intel Xeon Gold 6154 Intel Xeon Gold 6154
18C 36T @ 3.00 GHz
27722
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D
8C 16T @ 3.40 GHz
27679
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.

Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 2.60 GHz
77
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 3.50 GHz
85.4
Intel Core i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900KS
16C 24T @ 3.40 GHz
87
Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16C 32T @ 3.10 GHz
104.3
Intel Core i9-7960X Intel Core i9-7960X
16C 32T @ 2.80 GHz
111.4
Intel Core i9-10920X Intel Core i9-10920X
12C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
115.3
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
12C 24T @ 3.80 GHz
115.9
Show all Blender 2.81 (bmw27) results



Leaderboards

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