Intel Core i9-7900X processor review

Intel Core i9-7900X

Core i9-7900X processor released by Intel; release date: 30 May 2017. At the time of release, the processor cost $1,050. The processor is designed for desktop-computers and based on Skylake microarchitecture.

CPU is unlocked for overclocking. Total number of cores - 10, threads - 20. Maximum CPU clock speed - 4.30 GHz. Maximum operating temperature - 95°C. Manufacturing process technology - 14 nm. Cache size: L1 - 64 KB (per core), L2 - 256 KB (per core), L3 - 13.8 MB.

Supported memory types: DDR4-2666. Maximum memory size: 128 GB.

Supported socket types: FCLGA2066. Maximum number of processors in a configuration - 1. Power consumption (TDP): 140 Watt.

Benchmarks

PassMark
Single thread mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
2900
2458
PassMark
CPU mark
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
29315
21900
Geekbench 4
Single Core
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
6216
5335
Geekbench 4
Multi-Core
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
45922
34674
3DMark Fire Strike
Physics Score
Top 1 CPU
This CPU
31074
22382
Name Value
PassMark - Single thread mark 2458
PassMark - CPU mark 21900
Geekbench 4 - Single Core 5335
Geekbench 4 - Multi-Core 34674
3DMark Fire Strike - Physics Score 22382

Specifications (specs)

Essentials

Architecture codename Skylake
Launch date 30 May 2017
Launch price (MSRP) $1,050
Place in performance rating 16
Price now $1,383.99
Processor Number i9-7900X
Series Intel® Core™ X-series Processors
Status Launched
Value for money (0-100) 4.68
Vertical segment Desktop

Performance

64 bit support
Base frequency 3.30 GHz
Bus Speed 8 GT/s DMI3
L1 cache 64 KB (per core)
L2 cache 256 KB (per core)
L3 cache 13.8 MB
Manufacturing process technology 14 nm
Maximum case temperature (TCase) 72 °C
Maximum core temperature 95°C
Maximum frequency 4.30 GHz
Number of cores 10
Number of QPI Links 0
Number of threads 20
Unlocked

Memory

Max memory channels 4
Maximum memory size 128 GB
Supported memory types DDR4-2666

Compatibility

Low Halogen Options Available
Max number of CPUs in a configuration 1
Sockets supported FCLGA2066
Thermal Design Power (TDP) 140 Watt
Thermal Solution PCG 2017X

Peripherals

Max number of PCIe lanes 44
PCI Express revision 3.0
Scalability 1S Only

Security & Reliability

Execute Disable Bit (EDB)
Intel® Trusted Execution technology (TXT)

Advanced Technologies

Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® technology
Instruction set extensions Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2, Intel® AVX-512
Intel 64
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX)
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® Hyper-Threading technology
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported
Intel® Turbo Boost technology
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility
Number of AVX-512 FMA Units 2

Virtualization

AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™)
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)