Intel Core i9-9960X Benchmark, Test and specs

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The Intel Core i9-9960X was released in Q4/2018 and has 16 cores. The processor can process 32 threads simultaneously and uses a mainboard with the socket LGA 2066. In the Geekbench 5 benchmark, the Intel Core i9-9960X achieved a result of 1,174 points (single-core) or 14,314 points (multi-core).
Intel Core i9-9960X

CPU lineage

In this classification you can see to which group of processors the Intel Core i9-9960X belongs. We also show the direct predecessor and successor of Intel Core i9-9960X.

Name: Intel Core i9-9960X
Family: Intel Core i9 (78)
CPU group: Intel Core i 9000X (8)
Architecture: Skylake X Refresh
Segment: Desktop / Server
Generation: 9
Predecessor: Intel Core i9-7960X
Successor: --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i9-9960X has 16 cores. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i9-9960X is 3.10 GHz (4.50 GHz). An initial performance assessment can be made using the number of CPU cores.

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 & PCIe

The Intel Core i9-9960X 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 42.7 GB/s.

Memory type: Memory bandwidth:
DDR4-2666
42.7 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 i9-9960X 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.: 92 °C

Technical details

Modern production reduces the waste heat of a processor and increases its efficiency. The Intel Core i9-9960X is made in 14 nm and has 22.00 MB cache.

Technology: 14 nm
Chip design: Monolithic
Socket: LGA 2066
L2-Cache: --
L3-Cache: 22.00 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: 1684 $
Part Number: --
Documents: Technical data sheet

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.


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 i3-7350K Intel Core i3-7350K
2C 4T @ 4.20 GHz
1176
AMD EPYC 7F72 AMD EPYC 7F72
24C 48T @ 3.70 GHz
1175
Intel Core i3-1115GRE Intel Core i3-1115GRE
2C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1175
Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16C 32T @ 4.50 GHz
1174
Intel Core i9-9900X Intel Core i9-9900X
10C 20T @ 4.50 GHz
1174
Intel Core i9-9920X Intel Core i9-9920X
12C 24T @ 4.50 GHz
1174
Intel Core i9-9940X Intel Core i9-9940X
14C 28T @ 4.50 GHz
1174

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 7 7700X AMD Ryzen 7 7700X
8C 16T @ 5.20 GHz
14487
AMD EPYC 7F52 AMD EPYC 7F52
16C 32T @ 3.70 GHz
14477
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
14322
Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16C 32T @ 4.10 GHz
14314
Intel Xeon W-2191B Intel Xeon W-2191B
18C 36T @ 3.40 GHz
14308
Intel Core i7-13650HX Intel Core i7-13650HX
14C 20T @ 4.40 GHz
14302
Intel Core i7-13700HX Intel Core i7-13700HX
16C 24T @ 4.20 GHz
14297

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 i7-7700K Intel Core i7-7700K
4C 8T @ 4.50 GHz
1463
Intel Core i7-9700T Intel Core i7-9700T
8C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
1463
Intel Xeon E3-1240 v6 Intel Xeon E3-1240 v6
4C 8T @ 4.10 GHz
1463
Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16C 32T @ 4.50 GHz
1459
Intel Core i7-8700B Intel Core i7-8700B
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
1459
Intel Core i9-9900X Intel Core i9-9900X
10C 20T @ 4.50 GHz
1459
Intel Core i9-9920X Intel Core i9-9920X
12C 24T @ 4.50 GHz
1459

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 Core i7-12700TE Intel Core i7-12700TE
12C 20T @ 3.20 GHz
11080
Intel Core i5-13500H Intel Core i5-13500H
12C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
11050
Intel Core i5-13505H Intel Core i5-13505H
12C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
11050
Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16C 32T @ 4.10 GHz
11020
Intel Core i9-10920X Intel Core i9-10920X
12C 24T @ 4.40 GHz
10960
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
8C 16T @ 4.40 GHz
10940
Intel Core i5-13600T Intel Core i5-13600T
14C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
10911

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 @ 4.60 GHz
459
Intel Core i7-9850H Intel Core i7-9850H
6C 12T @ 4.60 GHz
459
Intel Core i9-9980XE Intel Core i9-9980XE
18C 36T @ 4.50 GHz
459
Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16C 32T @ 4.50 GHz
457
Intel Core i3-10300 Intel Core i3-10300
4C 8T @ 4.40 GHz
457
Intel Core i9-9940X Intel Core i9-9940X
14C 28T @ 4.50 GHz
457
Intel Xeon E-2226GE Intel Xeon E-2226GE
6C 6T @ 4.60 GHz
456

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 @ 3.50 GHz
6731
Intel Core i5-12600K Intel Core i5-12600K
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
6702
Intel Core i5-12600KF Intel Core i5-12600KF
10C 16T @ 4.50 GHz
6702
Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16C 32T @ 4.10 GHz
6671
Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
6419
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 4.90 GHz
6419
Intel Core i9-10900 Intel Core i9-10900
10C 20T @ 4.60 GHz
6378

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.
AMD Ryzen 9 3900 AMD Ryzen 9 3900
12C 24T @ 3.10 GHz
30688
Intel Core i7-13700T Intel Core i7-13700T
16C 24T @ 4.20 GHz
30640
Intel Xeon Gold 6246R Intel Xeon Gold 6246R
16C 32T @ 3.60 GHz
30472
Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16C 32T @ 4.10 GHz
30355
Intel Core i9-7980XE Intel Core i9-7980XE
18C 36T @ 3.50 GHz
30321
Intel Xeon W-3245 Intel Xeon W-3245
16C 32T @ 4.00 GHz
30307
Intel Xeon W-3265 Intel Xeon W-3265
24C 48T @ 3.60 GHz
30128

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
AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX
16C 32T @ 2.50 GHz
94
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

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 @ 4.50 GHz
201
Intel Core i9-10940X Intel Core i9-10940X
14C 28T @ 4.80 GHz
201
Intel Core i9-9980XE Intel Core i9-9980XE
18C 36T @ 4.50 GHz
201
Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16C 32T @ 4.50 GHz
200
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750GE AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 4750GE
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
200
AMD Ryzen 7 4700GE AMD Ryzen 7 4700GE
8C 16T @ 4.30 GHz
200
AMD Ryzen 3 3300X AMD Ryzen 3 3300X
4C 8T @ 4.30 GHz
200

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 @ 3.40 GHz
2965
Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2698 v4
20C 40T @ 2.80 GHz
2940
Intel Core i9-12900HX Intel Core i9-12900HX
16C 24T @ 2.30 GHz
2894
Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16C 32T @ 4.10 GHz
2872
Intel Xeon W-2265 Intel Xeon W-2265
12C 24T @ 4.20 GHz
2860
Intel Core i9-7940X Intel Core i9-7940X
14C 28T @ 3.70 GHz
2849
Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4 Intel Xeon E5-2699 v4
22C 44T @ 2.80 GHz
2840

Benchmarks





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