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Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz

Price and performance details for the Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz can be found below. This is made using thousands of PerformanceTest benchmark results and is updated daily.

  • The first graph shows the relative performance of the CPU compared to the 10 other common (single) CPUs in terms of PassMark CPU Mark.
  • The 2nd graph shows the value for money, in terms of the CPUMark per dollar.
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Is the Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz Good for Gaming?

This is a fairly old CPU that is no longer competitive with newer CPUs. But this CPU contains 16 Cores and 32 Threads. Paired with a good videocard, is this CPU Good for Gaming? This CPU should be able to play most games. [More ...]

Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz


Class: Desktop

Socket: FCLGA2066

Clockspeed: 2.8 GHz

Turbo Speed: 4.2 GHz

Cores: 16 Threads: 32

Typical TDP: 165 W

Cache Size: L1: 512 KB, L2: 8.0 MB, L3: 22 MB

Other names: Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-7960X CPU @ 2.80GHz

CPU First Seen on Charts: Q4 2017

CPUmark/$Price: 74.56

Overall Rank: 234

Last Price Change: $367.98 USD (2023-06-01)

Average CPU Mark

Single Thread Rating: 2508
Samples: 135*
*Margin for error: Low

PerformanceTest V9
CPU Mark: 25,994
Thread: 2,335

CPU Test Suite Average Results for Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz

Integer Math104,105 MOps/Sec
Floating Point Math65,133 MOps/Sec
Find Prime Numbers94 Million Primes/Sec
Random String Sorting58,320 Thousand Strings/Sec
Data Encryption10,603 MBytes/Sec
Data Compression463,525 KBytes/Sec
Physics1,281 Frames/Sec
Extended Instructions36,469 Million Matrices/Sec
Single Thread2,508 MOps/Sec
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 8th of June 2023.

CPU Mark Distribution for Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz

Submitted Baseline Distribution Graph as of 3rd of June 2023
From submitted results to PerformanceTest V10 as of 3rd of June 2023.
For distribution graph only: Results are trimmed to exclude outliers by disregarding the bottom 1% and top 1% of submissions.

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Pricing History

Last 5 Baselines for Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz
Most recent listed first
Baseline CPU Mark
BL1832874 - Jun 04 2023
BL1820340 - May 17 2023
BL1812084 - May 06 2023 [Excluded]
BL1787202 - Apr 05 2023
BL1747335 - Feb 17 2023 [Overclocked]
Additional baselines can be obtained using Windows version of PerformanceTest's Manage Baselines feature.
Popular comparisons for Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz
As of 9th of June 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
Processor Average CPU Mark
Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D vs Intel Core i9-7960X
28,183 (+2.7%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X vs Intel Core i9-7960X
27,727 (+1.1%)
AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT vs Intel Core i9-7960X
32,786 (+19.5%)
AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 3700 vs Intel Core i9-7960X
22,997 (-16.2%)
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X vs Intel Core i9-7960X
22,951 (-16.3%)
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X vs Intel Core i9-7960X
32,721 (+19.3%)
Intel Core i7-12700 vs Intel Core i9-7960X
31,127 (+13.5%)
Intel Core i9-11900K @ 3.50GHz vs Intel Core i9-7960X
25,489 (-7.1%)
Intel Core i7-11700K @ 3.60GHz vs Intel Core i9-7960X
24,665 (-10.1%)
Intel Core i9-10900K @ 3.70GHz vs Intel Core i9-7960X
23,264 (-15.2%)
Intel Core i9-7900X @ 3.30GHz vs Intel Core i9-7960X
21,222 (-22.6%)
AMD Ryzen 7 1800X vs Intel Core i9-7960X
16,421 (-40.1%)

Is the Intel Core i9-7960X @ 2.80GHz Good for Gaming?
As of 9th of June 2023 - Higher results represent better performance
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